#12: Nathaniel Evans - "Honing In On The Subconscious"

Nathaniel's paintings are like little ghost stories drawn from a childhood in Appalachia under the strict upbringing of an Apostolic Pentecostal family.  His images of people compressed into claustrophobic scenes are anxious and oppressive, with tones of violence just under the surface.  Layers of muted colors are scraped and agitated across the surface of otherwise photorealistic paintings, creating anxiety and mystery in the work.  Together Nathaniel's imagery and process create a tense space that is oppressive and claustrophobic.