Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958, Llanelli, Wales) lives and works in London and Norfolk, England...
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Cerith Wyn Evans

Marian Goodman Gallery is pleased to continue our artist-centric newsletter IN FOCUS, where we delve deeply into one artist on the MGG roster at a time. Aiming to show a fuller picture of the breadth of our artists' careers, we will feature our favorite stories, podcasts, interviews, artists’ writings and videos from the archive, as well as new and upcoming projects.

Cerith Wyn Evans (b. 1958, Llanelli, Wales) lives and works in London and Norfolk, England. Having studied in London at St. Martin's School of Art and the Royal College of Art, he began his career as a short and experimental film maker before turning to visual and conceptual art in the 1990s. Wyn Evans’ practice combines and re-presents recognizable objects, texts, and images in a variety of material – notably neon, sound, photography, and glass – to catalyze a multiplicity of new, open-ended meanings. Wyn Evans’ work seeks to create an environment that challenges the viewer's notions of perception and reality, often referencing and re-referencing his varied visual and textual sources (including film, music, literature, and philosophy) across different bodies of work throughout his career.

Today, follow along as we explore the poetic practice of Cerith Wyn Evans. ↓


To Pirelli Hangar Bicocca’s Curator Roberta Tenconi introduce "...the Illuminating Gas,” Cerith Wyn Evan's 2020 solo presentation, which ran from October 2019 – July 2020 in Milan, Italy. Tenconi discusses the show's title, and its reference to Marcel Duchamp, as well as the ephemeral nature of Wyn Evans' neon and sonic installations.


A short film documenting a performance at the Sogetsu Kaikan Plaza, amidst Cerith Wyn Evans' April 2018 exhibition. Wyn Evans introduced his light-based installation to the Noguchi-designed indoor stone garden, Heaven. On opening night, the installation was further activated by a Japanese Noh actor, dancing the climactic scene of the play Izutsu.


Excerpts from Cerith Wyn Evans' working notes – an ongoing verbal documentation maintained by the artist. Including fragments of phrases and thoughts, Wyn Evans' notes reveal a unique lens into his thinking, also featuring hyperlinks to three of the artist's Spotify playlists.

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