Inspired by architecture which the artist sees as a mirror for society, Evol utilizes multi-layered stencil techniques to transform electric enclosures, concrete planters and other familiar elements of the modern city into unique pieces of art.
Evol is interested in depicting the urban lives of ordinary people and believes that the character and history of any space is manifest on its surface. Many of his works are narrative or suggestive of the turbulent history of Berlin, where he currently lives and works. The artist is particularly interested in the postwar socialist architecture of the former East Germany, whereof many of his pieces depict grey and functional buildings with a brutalist and monumental appeal. These ‘cities within cities’ are rendered so precisely it is often hard to tell whether or not you’re not looking at real buildings when viewing his work in photographs.