(English) David Evison Artist in Focus

David Evison (GB)


David Evison is an artist and former professor at the German art academy Universität der Künste Berlin. The core of his practice has always been to follow the tradition of classical sculpting. According to Evison, to be able to expand and challenge this media it is  necessary to be familiar with its history and master the classical expressions.

David Evison is interested in the boundaries of his materials and lets these challenge and inspire him.  For Evison borders are not a limitation. They become an artistic liberation.

Metal is his favoured medium and Evison shows static and aesthetic precision working with it. The diffuse and twisted shapes of his sculptures reach out into space and seem to move, almost as if they were alive. Behind the experimental shapes lies an awareness of the essence of the sculpture – based on a classical definition.