Exhibition Of The Week: Edge of Reality

Words by
Lee Cassanell

23rd March 2022

Unit London presents Jake Woods Evans, one of the leading lights of British painting.

Jake Woods Evans at Unit London

Inspired by works from classical artists such as Joshua Reynolds, John Singer Sargent, George Stubbs and J.W. Waterhouse, Jake Wood-Evans: Edge of Reality is currently on display at Unit London located on Hanover Square, Mayfair. 

Graduating from Falmouth Art College in 2001, Wood-Evans settled around the British seaside towns, living in Brighton, Hastings  and Lewes where he learnt the painting techniques of the old masters and create ethereal and and largely portrait based paintings.

Describing his work as, "a process of conflict with the ambiguous space between representation and abstraction”,  Wood-Evans’ ‘Edge of Reality’ is a “fantastical compilation of moments, figures and landscapes that occupy a shimmering world both peculiar and eerily familiar.”

What unifies the paintings, according to Wood-Evans, is “the way I paint and how the  compositions are dreamlike and at the edge of reality. What I am trying to work with is the language  of art history and reframe old  techniques to tell a contemporary human story.” 

Jake Wood-Evans: Edge of Reality is on display at Unit London from 22 March to 23 April. https://unitlondon.com