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Simon Evans, winner of the 2014 Prix Canson®!

13 June 2014

Stéphane Hamelin, President of the Fonds Canson® pour l'Art et le Papier and Yan Pei-Ming, President of the jury, awarded on June 12th the 2014 Prix Canson® to Simon Evans at the Joan Miró Foundation. From the original 43 artists, there were 5 finalists in contention for the prize. The works of these brilliant artists are exhibited in the beautiful setting of the Esther Montoriol gallery in Barcelona from June 13th to 28th.

The 2014 Winner in a few words


Simon Evans is born in 1972 in London, UK. He lives and works in New York.

An atypical figure in the world of contemporary art, the English artist Simon Evans was a skater before he began writing stories and songs. His drawings, graphs, charts, diagrams and plans, classifications and inventories are all graphic elements of concrete poetry and « psychography » or automatic writing. He explores a kind of emotional mapping between introspection and projection, ranging from the graphically illustrated aesthetic of early 20th century
educational posters to the digital mapping of the 21st century.
« I try to integrate the outside world with my inner vision. »



Yan Pei Ming, President of the jury of the 2014 Prix Canson®, on Simon Evans : 

"The 2014 Prix Canson® was awarded to Simon Evans who, with his wife Sarah Lannan, forms a rare and endearing team. With this choice, the jury, composed of strong personalities, wishes to pay tribute to this artist who comes from British underground cultures and creates visual works filled with poetry, where paper turns into sculpture, collage or recycling." 


Discover the works of the 2014 Prix Canson® artists, on show from June 13 to 28, 2014 at the Esther Montoriol Gallery. Open from 11 am to 2.00pm and from 17  pm to 20.30 from Tuesday to Friday, free admission, Carrer de la Diputació, 339, Barcelone.