Tolkien Evans is an emerging artist based on the Gold Coast. Tolkien is deeply interested in the rough culture of modern adolescence, and is fascinated by the vast value of carelessness that young people possess. Tolkien uses his art to explore the vividness he observes in teenage culture and to document his personal experiences . His detailed fine point renderings attempt to unveil the raw textures and emotions that are apparent in the lives of today’s youth. Tolkien’s
current influences include international photographic duo Places+Faces, and the notorious youth music groups Drain Gang and Sad Boys. Tolkien has collaborated with the clothing brand Vada and musician Rapallo, and is a current participant in the inaugural City of Gold Coast Level Up youth arts incubator.