Gareth Tristan Evans (aka The Trunk of Funk)
Singapore born, self-taught artist and maker, Gareth Tristan Evans is also known as ‘The Trunk of Funk’, a reference to his ‘maker’ background.
The reason for this moniker stems from the cleverly converted vintage suitcases that Gareth worked on and turned into high-tech Bluetooth speakers, though the making of these cases is now on hold as Gareth concentrates on his prints and original works of art.
Gareth, who is a mixed-media artist, has exhibited in across Northern England and Wales and his Geisha series, which you can find in our online gallery, has attracted great attention amongst collectors globally.
Gareth is somewhat of a perfectionist and says:
“Each piece of artwork that leaves my studio must reach my O.C.D. quality threshold. Every time someone digs deep to purchase an artwork I have created, it touches me. I can spend hours applying metal leaf to a piece, but I remind myself that someday, someone, will treasure this in their home and what a privileged position that puts me in”.