Cerith Wyn Evans

Cerith Wyn Evans was born in Wales in 1958 and now lives and works in London. Wyn Evans began his career as a filmmaker, firstly assisting Derek Jarman and then, throughout the 1980’s, making his own short experimental films.

By the 1990’s, Wyn Evans’ practice had begun to shift, focusing more on sculpture and installation art. Most of the artist’s work stems from his strong interest in language and communication - often using found or remembered texts from film, philosophy or literature combined with a powerful and beautifully clean aesthetic.

Amongst his most recognisable works are his neon and firework texts and his chandelier sculptures, which communicate through a series of morse code flashing sequences.

Cerith Wyn Evans is represented by White Cube in London.

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