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Alex Evans: The Urban Geometrist

SEEN recently had the pleasure of seeing Alex Evans’ intricate cityscapes – and of meeting the artist himself – and we were immediately struck by the timeless nature of his work. Alex creates his architectural subjects by hand, demonstrating a breathtaking mastery of his technique and a profound recognition of the illusory nature of how we see the cities we live in – it’s never quite as we imagine it.

SEEN recently had the pleasure of seeing Alex Evans’ intricate cityscapes – and of meeting the artist himself – and we were immediately struck by the timeless nature of his work. Alex creates his architectural subjects by hand, demonstrating a breathtaking mastery of his technique and a profound recognition of the illusory nature of how we see the cities we live in – it’s never quite as we imagine it.

His pen and ink works seem to be simultaneously full of threat, alienation and potential. In the city, everything and anything is possible. His combination of minute detail and tessellation give his cities bizarre and unsettling movement, suggesting the dizzying, eye-confounding perspectives of Escher, yet at the same time suggesting that cities are themselves organic, given to fractal explosion in the manner of plants and flowers, or even reproductive life at the cellular and molecular level. The more you look, the more there is to see.

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Seen this week

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …