Evan Hecox -- Drawings, Paintings & Prints
Produced in conjunction with Arkitip's Fourth Year Anniversary at Rocket Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.
6 x 9 In.
Black & white, 2 color and 4 color sections
Chipboard cover stock silk screened one color
Metal spiral bound
Ltd. edition of 1000
Evan Hecox is a multidisciplinary artist and designer. His work for the past two decades has included drawing, painting and printmaking as well as graphic design and illustration. Media of the work extends from small drawings to gallery installations and large wall murals. Much of his work takes inspiration from travel with imagery that ranges from major cities to remote desert scenes all of which is united by a keen eye for the mood and feeling of a particular place and moment in time. The work often reveals an underlying beauty locked within subject matter that would normally be overlooked or regarded as ugly. Mundane objects like bicycles, power lines or grocery carts take on new life as intricate line drawings. Urban scenes are filtered with an eye for abstraction, reducing down the scenes into simple shapes and colors, at times distilled to pure abstract works or typographic interpretations of the world he sees. Exploring human existence both from how we affect our environment and also how it affects us. His view of the world explores the constant, organic change that occurs both in cities and in the natural world. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as the Europe, Australia and Japan and Hong Kong.
His work in the realm of design has references from Japanese prints, European poster design, 1960's era illustration, Bauhaus typography and folk art. For more than twenty years he has created graphics for the brand Chocolate Skateboards, with hundreds of his designs in use on streets and skateparks as well as many of his boards hung as artwork in private homes. Projects also include various design/illustration projects for clients such as Herschel, Vans, Yardbird, Burton Snowboards, Monster Children, Nike, Volkswagen and the State of Colorado.