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Thomas Evans

American, born 1984

Thomas Evans, aka Detour, in front of his mural for Cobblestone Commons, 2020–21. Photograph by Jeff Mace for Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.

Thomas Evans, aka Detour, is an all-around creative specializing in interactive visuals, portraiture, immersive spaces, creative directing, large-scale public art, often based on photographs of local residents. In his ongoing experiments in visual art, music, and interactive technologies, he expands traditional views of artmaking and challenges the boundaries fine art mediums, all the while reimagining the creative process as grounded in multilayered collaboration and viewer participation.