Refined brutality
Paul Evans' work can be recognized by the aesthetic brutality of the furniture to which it brings life.
Until his death in 1987, his work revolved around the metals he fused - gold, copper, pewter, silver - as well as high reliefs with abstract patterns that he welded to massive shapes, imposing their presence in space.
This American designer and sculptor, born in 1931, first studied metalwork at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. It is part of the American Studio Furniture movement, created in reaction to mass production. His career goes through different periods. He went from pieces, in sculpted bronze, to an "Argente" line during the 1970s, where aluminum played a prominent role, welded to metal surfaces of organic shapes. At the end of his career, his sensitivity became more "hi-tech", when he incorporated electronic elements into his creations.