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Untitled (IV) ,2017
Edition of 30
29.7 x 42 cm
Courtesy of the artist
Unframed | HK$ 1,000
Framed | HK$ 2,800
Chris Evans (b. 1967, Eastrington, UK) created this special edition based on a new work for his solo exhibition at Para Site, 2017. The riso print edition departs from an airbrush painting and an image illustrating a newly released anthology edited and conceived by Evans with texts by 10 authors exploring the ritual of the job interview – its protocols and social conventions, often akin to a courtship. The image shows a mug of spilt milk sprawled across the desk in a banal office setting, a humours yet disturbing disruption of the well-regulated spaces and conventions of our contemporary lives.
Chris Evans’ work often evolves through conversation with people from diverse walks of life, selected in relation to their public life or symbolic role. Sculptures, letters, drawings, film scripts and unwieldy social situations created as a result of this, are indexes of a larger structure through which Evans deliberately confuses the roles of artist and patron, author and muse. Since 2005, and on numerous occasions worldwide, Evans has invited representatives from national police forces to give recruitment presentations at art academies, including, in 2008, Pratt Institute, New York and, in 2015 Academy of Fine Arts, Nürnberg.