Playing with elementary particles: the sculptural collages of Evan Robarts
As each day goes by, we accumulate an enormous database on our lives: images, sounds and text projected towards the past. If on one hand we feel like archeologists that dig out immaterial sediments, on the other we seem to be losing them like sand through our fingers.
Evan Roberts, an artist born in 1982 in Miami Beach, observes his past by deconstructing it into elementary and invisible particles. Like grains of infantile memories he uses as the basic recipe for his poetic, a conceptual zipper between art and science.
It’s here that "reality, matter and energy show themselves in their most simple and pure state", Evan tells us. "It is from this level that I try to build, directing the essence of my memories and my emotions towards positive scenarios".
Tricycles, basket balls, popsicles, chairs, television sets and other objects of the artist’s past life are represented like vibrant souls that we try to hold back by casting them in cement, but that inevitably slip through our fingers.
In the latest attempt to contain and appropriate them in their intimacy, Evan tries to use a pseudo-scientific approach. Starting from the physical configuration, as if he played with the quantic borders of their materiality, transforming the objects into sculptural collages, making their beauty no longer ephemeral.
Photos via evanrobarts.com
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