Gareth Tristan Evans (aka The Trunk of Funk) is currently best known for his artworks ‘My Father’s Books’ currently exhibited in various northern galleries. His latest series, ‘Geisha’, presents exciting, surreal, yet calm and captivating images. Drawing inspiration from a childhood 2000A.D. comic obsession and a classics degree, the blend of vintage, retro and contemporary is often clear to see.
He uses a mix of photography, digital techniques, hand applied finishes as well as traditional pencil and brush work to achieve the finished pieces. Much of his work from ‘My Father’s Books’ to the ‘In Layers’ versions of the Geisha series are presented within a 3D format.
“Each piece of artwork that leaves my studio must reach my O.C.D. quality threshold. Every time someone digs deep to purchase an artwork I have created, it touches me. I can spend hours applying metal leaf to a piece, but I remind myself that someday, someone, will treasure this in their home and what a privileged position that puts me in”.