Marlos E'van



Artist Statement:

“My work is a statement of the harsh, often self-contradictory ideologies on which

America is built. I am interested in how dystopian landscapes speak to long standing

American social problems. Using found materials, obsessive mark making, text, and

hyperbole, I hope that my work encourages dialogue among different classes of people.

From athletes to historical figures, from cars to fast food, I use symbols to

cross-examine stereotypes and institutions that perpetuate inequalities. Consumerism

offers us both practical and impermanent symbols in our lives that, in some ways, have

become standards of Western civilization. By changing the context of these symbols, I

hope to transform them into instruments of meaningful reflection.”

-Marlos E’van


About Marlos:

Nashville based artist, Marlos E’van received their BFA from Watkins College of Art,

Design, and Film in 2016. From street art to canvases; from performance art to

filmmaking, E’van interweaves different mediums such as painting, performance, and

filmmaking to create worlds in which their art lives and has caught recognition from such

publications such as Hyperallergic and Native Magazine. In addition to their work as an

artist, E’van cofounded/co-designs M-SPAR, McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency

out of the McGruder Center in North Nashville.

More on Marlos:

Mineral House Media’s digital residency program is series of online “takeovers.” Each selected artist is given full control of the Mineral House Media Instagram feed for 3 weeks. Residents complete an interview to be published at the close of their designated month. It is a great way to experiment, showcase your practice in a new way, and develop a new following. We still have openings for 2019, so Apply Here!

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