A C Evans

For A C Evans art is a way of exploring the subversive potential of the bizarre and the grotesque – yet he describes his work as essentially realistic. ‘Poetry’, he says ‘is Radar’.
Influenced by the dark-side of Romanticism, Decadence and Aestheticism, AC relishes the iconoclasm of Dada, the 'absolute non-conformism' of Surrealism, the insights of Existentialism, and the immediacy of Pop. He sees all these as points of departure none as a destination – we live in a world of tabloid impressionism, open realism and amplified hyper-culture; the heroism of our modern life, our subtopian materialism.
Born near Hampton Court in 1949, A C Evans lived in South London until 1963 when he moved to Essex and co-founded the post-underground (Fourth Wave) Neo-Surrealist Convulsionist Group in 1966. He moved back to London in 1973. His drawings, collages, reviews, essays, translations, poetry and stories have appeared in numerous small press magazines in the UK and abroad, and he is or was a regular contributor to Nox, Stride, Monomyth, The Supplement, Midnight Street, Inclement, Neon Highway, X-Peri, International Times and many other publications.

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Portfolio:

Selected Drawings 1

Outward Signs “Outward Signs”

pen drawing, 1969

Organic Matter “Organic Matter”

pen drawing, 1969

Rictus Sardonicus “Rictus Sardonicus”

pen drawing, 1969

Bride II “Bride II”

pen drawing, 1969

Homage To Klimt “Homage To Klimt”

pen drawing, 1969

The Haunted Palace “The Haunted Palace”

pen drawing, 1969

Fallen Angel “Fallen Angel”

pen drawing, 1969

Angel I “Angel I”

pen drawing, 1969

Totem I “Totem I”

pen drawing, 1969

Totem II “Totem II”

pen drawing, 1969

The Mask Of Memory “The Mask Of Memory”

pen drawing, 1969

Bride I “Bride I”

pen drawing, 1969

Nykticorax “Nykticorax”

pen drawing, 1969

Bride III “Bride III”

pen drawing, 1969

Op Art “Op Art ”

pen drawing, 1969

Sphinx Triste “Sphinx Triste”

pen drawing, 1969

Landscape Of Pain “Landscape Of Pain”

pen drawing, 1969

Roderick Usher “Roderick Usher”

pen drawing, 1969

Digital Space 1

Astroscarp I “Astroscarp I”

digital image, 2001

Astroscarp III “Astroscarp III”

digital image, 2001

Astroscarp IV “Astroscarp IV”

digital image, 2001

Cathexis V “Cathexis V”

digital image, 2001

Different Light I “Different Light I”

digital image, 2001

Omega Lightning “Omega Lightning”

digital image, 2001

Different Light II “Different Light II”

digital image, 2001

Dream Space “Dream Space”

digital image, 2001

Cahexis II “Cahexis II”

digital image, 2001

Cathexis III “Cathexis III”

digital image, 2001

Gothic Dream VIII “Gothic Dream VIII”

digital image, 2001

Epiphany “Epiphany”

digital image, 2001

Polar Horizon IV “Polar Horizon IV”

digital image, 2001

Inner Alchemy “Inner Alchemy”

digital image, 2001

Vortex “Vortex”

digital image, 2001

Inherit The Earth “Inherit The Earth”

digital image, 2005

Only To Slowly Fade “Only To Slowly Fade”

digital image, 2006

Fear Of The New “Fear Of The New”

digital image, 2006

Cathexis VII “Cathexis VII”

digital image, 2001

Selected Drawings 2

Orpheus “Orpheus”

pencil drawing, 1968

Cantique de St Jean I “Cantique de St Jean I”

pencil drawing, 1968

Cantique de St Jean II “Cantique de St Jean II”

pencil drawing, 1968

Uncertain Sky “Uncertain Sky”

pencil drawing, 1970

Metaphysical Figure “Metaphysical Figure”

pencil drawing, 1970

Skull Study “Skull Study”

pencil drawing, 1971

Another Stargate “Another Stargate”

pencil drawing, 1971

Night Lights “Night Lights”

pencil drawing, 1972

Esoteric Annunciation “Esoteric Annunciation”

pencil drawing, 1972

Atavistic Figure “Atavistic Figure”

pencil drawing, 1974

Sturm und Drang “Sturm und Drang”

pencil drawing, 1975

Eironaeia Fantastica “Eironaeia Fantastica”

pencil drawing, 1975

Astral Singularity “Astral Singularity”

pencil drawing, 1975

The Force of Anarachy “The Force of Anarachy”

pencil drawing, 1975

Isotope of Mirror “Isotope of Mirror”

pencil drawing, 1977

Aethyr of The Abolished “Aethyr of The Abolished”

pencil drawing, 1977

Aethyr of ACE “Aethyr of ACE”

pencil drawing, 1977

Le Voyant “Le Voyant”

pencil drawing, 1979

Cover Art

Exosphere “Exosphere”

Stride Publications, 1984

Blink “Blink”

Stride Publications, 1984

Illuminatus Monthly “Illuminatus Monthly”

The Fellowship of The Illuminati, 1984

Centre Of Gravity “Centre Of Gravity”

Stride Publications, 1985

Centre Of Gravity “Centre Of Gravity”

Stride Publications, 1985

Memes Issue 7 “Memes Issue 7”

Cover Art, 1992

Chimaera Obscura “Chimaera Obscura”

Phlebas Press, 1992

The Xantras “The Xantras”

The Trombone Press, 1993

Space Opera “Space Opera”

Stride Publications, 1997

Trespasses “Trespasses”

The Trombone Press, 1998

Colour Of Dust “Colour Of Dust”

Stride Publications, 1999

Fractured Muse “Fractured Muse”

Atlantean Publishing, 2003

The Bards No 1 A C Evans “The Bards No 1 A C Evans”

Atlantean Publishing, 2004

Monomyth Vol 4.1 No 26 Issue 28 “Monomyth Vol 4.1 No 26 Issue 28”

Atlantean Publishing, 2004

From Outside “From Outside”

The Argotist e-books, 2012

Grave Implications “Grave Implications”

Detrimental Books, 2014

Calligraphic Automata

Rictus Sardonicus “Rictus Sardonicus”

automatic drawing, 1972

Veronica Lurk “Veronica Lurk”

automatic drawing, 1973

Vampfires “Vampfires”

automatic drawing, 1973

Veronica Lurk (Who Are You?) “Veronica Lurk (Who Are You?)”

automatic drawing, 1973

Whorelocks “Whorelocks”

automatic drawing, 1973

Veronica Lurk “Veronica Lurk”

automatic drawing, 1974

The Mask of Cruelty “The Mask of Cruelty”

automatic drawing, 1975

Astral Inspiration “Astral Inspiration”

automatic drawing, 1976

Subliminal Testament “Subliminal Testament”

automatic drawing, 1976

Hopes Lurking Somewhere “Hopes Lurking Somewhere”

automatic drawing, 1985

Beautiful Chaos I “Beautiful Chaos I”

automatic drawing, 1995

Beautiful Chaos III “Beautiful Chaos III”

automatic drawing, 1995

Votive Signs “Votive Signs”

automatic drawing, 1995

Automatic Apparition “Automatic Apparition”

automatic drawing, 1995

Elasticity Without Words I “Elasticity Without Words I”

automatic drawing, 1995

Subliminal Chaos “Subliminal Chaos”

automatic drawing, 1995

Lucifer Rising “Lucifer Rising”

automatic drawing, 2006

Trace Element I “Trace Element I”

automatic drawing, 2006

Trace Element II “Trace Element II”

automatic drawing, 2006

Trace Element III “Trace Element III”

automatic drawing, 2006

Digital Space 2

digital image, 2001

Different Light “Different Light”

digital image, 2001

Omega Lightning IV “Omega Lightning IV”

digital image, 2001

Psycho Block III “Psycho Block III”

digital image, 2001

Salome's Veil V “Salome's Veil V”

digital image, 2001

Dark Zone Nebula II “Dark Zone Nebula II”

digital image, 2001

Waveform Fantasy “Waveform Fantasy”

digital image, 2001

This Zone Where IV “This Zone Where IV”

digital image, 2005

Polar Horizon I “Polar Horizon I”

digital image, 2001

Polar Horizon IV “Polar Horizon IV”

digital image, 2001

Zone Displaced “Zone Displaced”

digital image, 2005

Hyperdrive Experience “Hyperdrive Experience”

digital image, 2005

Edge of Zone “Edge of Zone”

digital image, 2001

Industrial Space “Industrial Space”

digital image, 2001

From The Centre II “From The Centre II”

digital image, 2001

Destrudo II “Destrudo II”

digital image, 2005

Gothic Dream VII “Gothic Dream VII”

digital image, 2001