evan mann Artist artworks for sale
Artist: evan mann
Live in: Denver, CO, United States
Artworks for sale: 17.00
evan mann Artist Bio:
Bio Born in 1985, Evan Mann is a Colorado based artist who works with drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, and video. Evan received his BFA from Colorado State University in 2008, and his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. Although formally trained as a printmaker, Mann also utilizes painting, drawing, video, sculpture, installation and performance, often blurring the lines between mediums in multifaceted arrangements. Statement Transforming ethereal, organic, mechanical and geometrical imagery into visual metaphors, I create otherworldly scenarios and environments, which intend to represent the metaphysical, immaterial, and mystical. I attempt to depict the invisible and inconceivable, while manifesting that which is limitless, immeasurable, and infinite. This departure from corporeal reality gives way to a non-referential, yet visually rich language as I invent creatures, environments and worlds, which traverse microscopic and universal scales. This notion of creating something from nothing, without referencing anything is paradoxical, and obviously impossible. The futility of this concept reveals the deficiencies of the mind. Because our knowledge has limitations, we are unable to think or act beyond what we know, and we can only "know" from the collective pool of what can be known. This conclusion both encourages a greater thrust towards the advancement of knowledge while simultaneously rendering knowledge as a device that is unable to alter reality. Here enters the necessity of faith. Exploration beyond understanding becomes an act of faith, a blind grappling into darkness in search for enlightenment. Present in cultural forms such as science, philosophy, religion, and art, faith is a necessary mechanism for progression because it is able to go where knowledge cannot; faith accompanies discovery. Via faith, knowledge can become a portal into the unknown, the tangible world can act as a lens to discern the intangible, and the material can inform us of the immaterial. The worlds I depict and the objects within them are not to be understood; they are non-rational manifestations of that which exists beyond knowledge and perception, and function as imaginative nourishment that feeds the mystery of reality.