Mark Evans is a draughtsman and sculptor who works with surgical precision to etch the surface of leather hides, creating remarkably photorealistic images. Evans works with the world’s finest, and often largest, Sorensen hides from Sweden.
Working within less than a tenth of a millimetre, he etches through the fine surface layers of dark skin to reveal contrasting lighter tones of the tanned suede beneath. Brought up in the wild natural landscape of North Wales, Evans is passionate about how a material like leather retains a raw appeal.
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About the Artist
Mark Evans is a Welsh artist working from his studio in London, UK. He was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Middlesex in 1998.
Since his inaugural exhibition in 2010 at the Scream Gallery (London, UK), Evans has been endorsed by leading YBA artist Tracey Emin and has held widely coveted international exhibitions in Los Angeles, Geneva, and at the Monaco Yacht Show. Recognised by discerning collectors internationally, selected collections include: the Lebanese art collector Ahmed Tayeb; Middle Eastern royalty; and high-profile celebrities and sports people.