Interview with Jason Evans
Jason Evans’s photographs circulate in many worlds, from fashion magazines and websites to record covers and museums, and he’s often interested in subverting the conventions of the genres and venues in which he works. Such is the case with this portfolio of seventeen images currently on view at Aperture Gallery, which is the first such series Evans has created for photography collectors.
In this video interview Evans discusses these works, all part of his ongoing series Pictures for looking at, drawing for photography. They consist of Evans’s own photographs, to which he has applied brightly colored stickers, mainly from Japan and Germany. The stickers’ arrangements are randomly and intuitively generated, and create an oscillation between foreground and background, image and abstraction, pattern and randomness.
Contributions by Jason Evans appear in Aperture magazine issues 192 and 195, and last spring his work was featured in the relaunch issue of the magazine (#210). Additionally, he was the subject of an interview in The PhotoBook Review 004, which you can read online.
Jason Evans's Monkey Face: Pictures for looking at, drawings for photography is on view at Aperture Gallery through July 3.