On March 7, 2019, NYA Gallery’s inaugural exhibition in its new venue at 7 Franklin Place will feature an impressive cadre of artists working across a variety of media and styles. One of the artists that will be featured is Evan Sebastian Lagache, a self-described abstract-futuristic artist working in acrylic, oil, ink, and graphite to produce evocative works formally tied to the legacy of the avant-garde in the 20th century. His art is in part a response to the urban environment and explores themes that touch upon humanity’s relationship to technology, nature, and the cosmos.
Lagache makes use of striking organic forms reminiscent of geological formations and processes, as seen in works such as Mother Natures Mother Board and Eclipse. The amorphous forms in these works invite interrogation and interpretation from the viewer. The emerging artist captures the raw, extrusive forces of tectonic transformations primarily through colorful forms and textures, which seemingly deliquesce before gallery-goers. Lagache’s paintings are quite haptic, containing thick accretions of paint akin to sedimentation or debris, emphasizing the materiality of painting. The artist’s manipulation of paint might be understood as a metaphor for violent physiographical activity, underscoring how painting is a generative, life-giving, and bodily act. Along these same lines, Lagache appropriates the larger-than-life mentality of many 20th-century modernists in his painting approach, making his practice an intimate exchange between body and canvas.
To see and experience Lagache’s remarkable canvases in person, be sure to attend the grand opening of NYA Gallery on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6-9pm. You can RSVP for the exhibition reception here.
Evan Sebastian Lagache, Mother Nature's Mother Board, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches. Price: $14,500.
Evan Sebastian Lagache, Combustion in the Cloud, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches. Price: $16,000.