Evan Hecox has built his reputation by abstracting elemental parts of cities of the world, making them seem at first unfamiliar, using colour sparingly.
Each collection tells the story of a city, as seen by Hecox – and now it’s London’s turn.
Here he charts Brixton; Battersea; Regents Canal; the side streets of Camden, and in the East End, Shoreditch and Hoxton, where we lay our scene, in Brick Lane.
Monochromatic near-photo-real interpretations are typical of his style and splashes of colour, often red, sometimes overlaying a relevant newspaper – presumably for some geographical and historical context.
This is Hecox’s first show following a research trip to the capital earlier this year, but he is best known for his work for skate and lifestyle brand Chocolate Skateboards.
Borough & Lane: New Works on Paper By Evan Hecox runs from 4- 27 November, curated by Stolen Space Gallery at The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, EC1