Trunk Of Funk (Gareth Tristan Evans) Is a mixed media artist who bases his practice in highly detailed creations often featuring popular media motifs to create contemporary pieces.
Born in Singapore, brought up in a remote Welsh valley and now living in Macclesfield Gareth is an emerging mixed media artist whose work is gathering increased interest from contemporary art collectors in the UK and abroad.
His latest series ‘Urban Geisha’ draws upon his influences and interest in materials to create 21st Century
versions of the traditional Geisha. The influence of street art is obvious as is his interest in Eastern symbolism and imagery. Each piece is handcrafted as layers of Gold Leaf, acrylics, Hanko stamps, Japanese postage stamps and 3D relief tiles are woven into the artwork.
Utilising a range of techniques from photography to digital to traditional pen and brush his work is influenced by childhood memories, vintage textiles, street art and an O.C.D. attention to detail. Unconstrained by the need to conform to traditional codes he employs whatever skills and materials needed to achieve the desired result.
“Each piece of artwork that leaves my studio must reach my quality threshold. I'm a detail obsessive. Every time someone chooses to purchase an artwork I have created, I never fail to be delighted. It's a privilege and makes the makes the whole process worth while."