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Doofus Media: The Art of Evan Fowler

A block of text presented on a coloured backgroundUntitled

Doofus Media is the portfolio of Evan Fowler. In his practice, Evan produces writing, drawing, photography, and collage, using a conceptual approach that is at times deeply introspective, and at times political. 


An abstracted sketch of a face with words surrounding itUntitled (from series JOLLY DOOM WORLD)

 

Though the artist’s works are varied in terms of media and technique, there’s an undeniable overarching aesthetic that ties all the works together. It’s an aesthetic that’s more conceptual than concretely visual -- much of Evan’s work speaks to late nights, destructive boredom, anxiety, and black humour. The artist’s gallery JOLLY DOOM WORLD chronicles sketches and cartoons in a lengthy, unbroken scroll, with the drawings oscillating between silly and uncomfortably real. 


The front page of Doofus Media, Evan Fowler's art websitewww.doofusmedia.com

 

It’s interesting to look at Evan’s photography alongside the rest of his portfolio. The gallery of photographs combines candid photos of friends with sweeping midwest landscapes. In the latter, vast swathes of Earth are depicted as devoid of any human intervention, a look which seems to emphasize the sense of isolation hinted at in Evan’s other works.


A photo of rolling hills under a blue skyUntitled


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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