About Evi

Biography

Evi Antonio’s art is a celebration of the intricate details of the natural world. From the wing structure of a five horned rhinoceros beetle to the tentacles of a common lobster, she is driven by the desire to reveal and pinpoint details that might otherwise go unnoticed.

 

Evi embraces new technology to express her vision, combining digitally created artwork with hand finished traditional oil glazing techniques to add intensity and depth. The result is enlarged natural forms that create the same sense of curiosity and wonder that a museum specimen cabinet holds.

 

“Digital painting techniques enable me to work in a much larger scale” explains Evi. “ The result is as if we see the subject under a magnifying glass; I want to evoke and share my sense of awe and wonder that these creatures co-exist in our world.”

 

Evi trained and worked as a scientific natural history illustrator for many years. She is greatly inspired by the lithographic plates and hand-coloured engravings of the 19th century which were used to document scientific discoveries of the time. Her creative approach is informed by this combination of professional experience, an almost obsessive eye for detail and a real passion for the traditions of natural history illustration.

Exhibitions

 

November 2021 – Explorers against extinction, invitational artist, Sketch for survival, Barge house, OXO tower, London

 

September 2021 – Parfumus Affaire, in collaboration with Runway gallery and Aspects beauty, Blacks club, Soho, London

 

December 2020 – REWILD virtual environmental exhibition, curated by Lee Sharrock and Runway gallery

 

November 2020 – Explorers against extinction, selected artist, Sketch for survival, virtual group show

 

October 2020 – Background bob Group show, First site, Colchester

 

February 2020 – Fashion scout, Beautalism group show, Runway gallery, London fashion week, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square

 

January 2020 – The Cult House in collaboration with Runway gallery of “IT’S ART CALL winners exhibition, Blacks club, Soho

 

November 2019 – The Cult House, It’s Art Call shortlist exhibition, Dray walk, Truman Brewery

 

July 2019 – Ben Eine’s ART ON A POSTCARD, secret auction

 

March 2019 – TALENTED ART FAIR- Truman Brewery

 

April 2019 – Curious Duke Gallery – TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE ART group show

 

August 2018 – Curious Duke Gallery – SECRET ART PRIZE winners group show

 

November 2017 – The End of the Tale,  Group show. Hybrid Gallery

 

January 2017 – Art Rooms. Melia White House, London

 

November 2016 – National Open Art Competition – NOA Prize winner, Best Artist East of England

 

July 2016 – Summer Exhibition-Byard Art Gallery-Cambridge

 

March 2016 – A Singular Vision-Group show-Hybrid Gallery

 

April 2016 – Sea Pictures Gallery, Suffolk-group show

 

October 2015 – Battersea Affordable Art Fair, with Hybrid Gallery

 

May 2015 – Fruits & Blooms-Saffron Walden Gallery- Group show

 

June-Sept – 2015 Oriel y Parc, St Davids solo show “Cimychiaid Jono”

 

October 2014 – Hampstead Affordable Art Fair-with Hybrid Gallery

 

October 2014 – Winged – group show – Hybrid Gallery

 

October 2013 – Battersea Affordable Art Fair, with Whitespace Art Gallery

 

November 2012 – Winter Exhibition-Whitespace Art Gallery, Totnes, Devon

 

July 2013. – Cork Street Open Summer Exhibition, London

 

June-August 2012 – Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

 

June 2012 – Cambridge Open Artworks Summer Exhibition

 

Jan-Feb 2010 – Solo show at The Exchange Gallery, Saffron Walden