Still Breathing So Can't Complain - an expression overheard and repurposed for the title of this work, is a sentiment that is purposefully at odds with the joyful and exuberant colours of this painting. Peter Evans' work is often this - a dropped receipt, a throw away comment, the ephemeral detritus of everyday life transformed into something painterly and poetic.
For the artist, routine behaviour and social interactions are a place of discovery. Peter describes the everyday as "gifting material to be noted down, reconstructed and presented anew for interpretation". His work is based on a "fascination with the routine of our daily lives and the unremarkable". It is in this work that Peter wants to address the big questions: who are we and how do we relate to one another?
In 2015 Peter Evans was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award at Chelsea College of Art and graduated from the MA Fine Art course in 2016.
Since then, Peter Evans has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the UK, Rotterdam, Croatia and Paris. He has worked with Cubitt Gallery, the Stanley Kubrik Archive, Kolaj Magazine, Dateagle Art, Novelty Magazine, Susak Press, Sluice Art Fair, Franklin Furnace Book Collection, Lewis San Diego and Ahorn Books, Berlin.
In 2017 Peter's publication Thinking of You, Post cards:1948-2015 was included in the Tate Library & Archive Collection in London.