The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Mystery Printmaker - Evan Brown


Your new BFF Evan Brown is the mystery printmaker who is currently exhibiting in the space age cases outside of the printshop.


Go to the Facebook page to read his answers to your questions and if you haven't watched the video on how he does what he does - do it!

Multiple Exposure Collage with Evan Brown




Emily Sander said...

First reaction: ...what?
First question: ...HOW.
Second question:
After watching the video: No effin' way!! That is so cool!
Third question: why?
After realizing that the Pixlr app is free: This is fun.

Evan Brown's process is simply additive, at least, from what I've gathered from his video. I usually don't work this way, and even so, I work in a reductive fashion more than a typically beginning to end manner. His repetition only makes his prints stronger.

Keagan Van Eperen said...

Looking at Evan Brown's work is literally mind fucking to put it in the simplest terms. I feel like I could look at the same image five times and I would discover a new component. For me his work depicts tripping on acid, flying through space and gazing through a kaleidoscope all at once. I am amazed.

stefaniestriker said...

Upon first watching the video I immediately thought of my past obsession with old magazines and how I used to create collages with them. Bringing that concept into digital form provides so many more opportunities in regards to content and aesthetics- you can utilize your own work and can manipulate in various forms of layout, color, and varied content. Evan's pieces often force you to think about what it is he is trying to portray, if anything at all. The exposures feel authentic yet innovative.

Montana Smith said...

Watching the process both explains how his pieces were built and mystifies the process to me. Digital art, while beautiful, has never been something that I've fully understood the process of (though I sometimes wish I did, because there's a lot of qualities that cannot be replicated easily by hand). I think the best part is how he finds the time to make them. Doing something like this in the inbetweens of life makes them stand out.

KarliN said...

After looking at Evan's work, I was so interested in what each print he made meant. Because each one is filled with so many different objects and scenes, it is fun to look at them and pick the different pieces of them out. I think that it is awesome how he uses an app on his phone to create these because it allows him to work on them whenever/wherever he want.

Amanda Kamps said...

Looking at his art had my head swarming with wonder. So many objects in one creation. It made me curious on how he overlapped each image.

Harold Lee said...

It's definitely interesting process of making image this way. At beginning i thought was created with traditional printmaking method with variety color apply to it. Within the short period of time go back and force of photo edited, Evan give the image entirely new life and such a revery looks. It's really amazing to look at through the entire process from video and the end artwork itself as well.

kasey pesch said...

I LOVE walking by these every day on my way into class, they bring out another level of inspiration! I think it is so cool to see how other artists are making things similar to our work, but in such different ways!

Rachael Willcox said...

The second image makes me wonder why. Why mix in those specific reds and blues, and hands, and robots? How is it that you can take things of such difference and put them in an image that works so well? or is it that each part of the image is actually connected in some sort of way? And if that is the case then how?