Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present Unreal Estate, a series of new works by Berlin-based artist EVOL in what will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery. More info and images after the jump!
EVOL’s layered stencil paintings on used cardboard and site specific locations portray unpopulated cityscapes with photographic precision. Drawing on his background in graffiti, he carefully selects materials with a weathered appearance to use as a canvas and applies spray paint to depict the unrenewed state of ordinary housing. Deftly incorporating torn edges, dents, tape fragments, box markings and the exposed corrugated textures of found materials, EVOL achieves convincing architectural illusions that convey elements of urban decay, allowing us to view our surroundings with a new perspective.