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EVAN

GINSBERG
BFA CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
2015

ABSTRACTS

2014-2019 
12-14 cataraqui st.
dead on collective
FIGURATIVE WORKS studio 4
by appointment
2019 613-449-4192
evan@tri-art.ca
ABSTRACTS
When I started art school at Concordia in 2008, I
hated the concept of abstract artwork. I thought that
for art to be good it had to depict something real. At
the time, I felt that artists who could paint, draw, or
sculpt to a photo-realistic perfection were the only
skillful artists.

With this in mind, it was funny that I had grown up


in a household full of not only abstract art but very
minimalist, abstract art - and that appreciation
apparently had not rubbed off on me. Maybe it was
the fact that I was surrounded by it growing up that
caused me to want to reject abstract artwork in the
first place.

Because of how highly I regarded photo-realistic


work, I wanted to be able to produce works with such
skill myself. I would draw and draw and draw, but
become very frustrated fairly quickly. While I could
render the overall movement and composition of a
scene, I had trouble recreating the details - I actually
found it really boring to try and adjust the drawing
this way.

I came to realize that my drawings were more


interesting not just because of the detailed areas I
managed to draft, but also because of the curious,
compositional scribbles and smudges that came out
of the process, and further, how those two very
different elements communicated with each other.

I started to gain an appreciation for the emotional


quality of these kinds of marks and I have come to
understand that it is more important to value how
marks are applied, rather than to be concerned with
the outcome of what the painting/drawing will be.
EVAN GINSBERG // ABSTRACTS

THROUGH THE BLUE


24X24"
$1,400
ACRYLIC, GRAPHITE, AND WASHI ON BIRCH PANEL
2019

12-14 cataraqui st.


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EVAN GINSBERG // ABSTRACTS

01 weebles wobble
18x24"
$1,000
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on maple panel
2019

02 rods #3
42x42"
$1,500
acrylic, soft pastel, on 01 02
unmounted mylar
2016

03 three figures
12x36"
$1,400
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2018

04 quicksand
16x20"
$700
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2018

05 black composition 03 04
10x10"
$350
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2018

06 untitled
50x64"
$2,300
acrylic, graphite, on
canvas
2017
05 06

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EVAN GINSBERG // ABSTRACTS

BOY OR GIRL?
36X36"
$2,500
ACRYLIC, GRAPHITE, AND WASHI ON BIRCH PANEL
2018

12-14 cataraqui st.


613-449-4192
evan@tri-art.ca
www.evanginsberg.com
EVAN GINSBERG // ABSTRACTS

01 untitled
10x10"
$325
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2018

02 rods etched
16x20"
$700
01 02
acrylic, on birch panel
2019

03 untitled
35x44"
$1,200
acrylic, watercolour,
oil, on canvas
2017

04 it was such a long time


ago
10x10"
$350
acrylic, graphite, and 03 04
washi on birch panel
2019

05 renee levesque + de la
montagne
42x96"
$4,500
dry pastel, acrylic,
mylar
2014

05

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EVAN GINSBERG // ABSTRACTS

FOUR FIGURES
36X36"
$2,500
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2018

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EVAN GINSBERG // ABSTRACTS

TWO JOINED
36X36"
$2,500
ACRYLIC, GRAPHITE, AND WASHI ON BIRCH PANEL
2018

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FIGURATIVE
WORKS
Leading up to the birth of my daughter, I had been
questioning my process and work. I didn't know
quite how I felt about the work I was producing, or
even the work I had produced in the past. I felt lost
and wanting for a change in how I worked.

After my daughter was born it felt like I had


suddenly been thrown into a new need to produce
something different than I had before.

I was a father to a little girl I hadn't ever met, I


thought a lot of people and relationships, how I
would raise my daughter, how I would care for her. 

At the time I was reading a book called "The


Dreamers" by Karen Thompson Walker. The book
takes place in a small american town that becomes
the birthplace for a new kind of illness - once an
infected individual falls asleep, they will never wake
up again.

This had become an inspirational tool for me and


was important as a foundation in a transition from
the very abstract and minimalist world into more
figurative pieces.

I produced a series that I named after the book. The


series featured sleeping characters, and beds, and can
be described as peaceful but with sinister undertones.
EVAN GINSBERG // FIGURATIVE WORKS

DREAMER 1
10X10"
$350
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2019

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EVAN GINSBERG // FIGURATIVE WORKS

01 junk under bed


12x12"
$375
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2019

02 empty bed 1
10x10"
$350
01 02
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2019

03 dreamer 2
36x36"
$2,500
acrylic, graphite, washi
on birch panel
2019

04 dreamer removed 1
36x36"
$2,500
acrylic, graphite, and 03 04
washi on birch panel
2019

05 sleeping man
30x60"
$3,000
acrylic, graphite, and
washi on birch panel
2019

05

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EVAN GINSBERG // FIGURATIVE WORKS

THE PRECIOUS THING


24X30"
$1,800
ACRYLIC, GRAPHITE, AND WASHI ON BIRCH PANEL
2019

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evan@tri-art.ca
www.evanginsberg.com
CURRICULUM VITAE
Education
2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal,
Qc. 

Solo Exhibitions
2019 New Works, Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, On.
2016 Selected Works, Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, On.
2015 Cella, The Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ.

Group Exhibitions
2018 Dead On Studio Opener, Dead On Collective, Kingston, On.
2018 Show of Smalls, Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, On.
2018 Selected Works, Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, On.
2018 Selected Works, Unkle Collective, London, On.
2017 Selected Works, Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, On.
2017 Selected Works, Deadon Collective, Kingston, On.
2017 Selected Works, Deadon Collective, Kingston, On.
2017 Selected Works, Friends of Arts Unbound, Orange, NJ.
2017 Selected Works, The Brewery Show, Unkle Collective,
London, On.
2016 Selected Works, Unkle Collective, Club Fringe, London,
On.
2016 Photo, The Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ.
2013 A Priori, VAV Gallery, Montreal, Qc.

Curation
2017  Selected Works, Deadon Collective, Kingston, On.
2017 Selected Works, Deadon Collective, Kingston, On.

Art Fairs
2018 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, On.
2016 The Artist Project, Toronto, On.
2015 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, On. 

Artist Talks
2015 The Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ.

Awards
2016 UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Finalist, The Artist Project,
Toronto, On.

Representation               
David Feeney, Unkle Collective, London, On.               
Art Noise Gallery, Kingston, On.               
Co-Founder, Deadon Collective, Kingston, On.

EVAN GINSBERG

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