THE INSTAGRAM SERIES

 

In 2016– after traveling around the world as an aspiring “digital nomad” for six months with nothing more than a 25L backpack, a MacBook Pro, and an iPhone– I started painting a series of canvases based on my photos (with the idea of building a large-scale, real-life “Instagram wall” that wouldn’t simply disappear into the internet abyss), and writing a book-length, travelogue-memoir about my adventures. Spoiler Alert: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Please note: I am serving as my own web designer/ developer on this project. Thanks for your patience as I build out the site.

THE CUBE

 

The Cube is a concept for displaying the Instagram Series– with an added twist. As a free-standing gallery, each wall of the Cube showcases a carefully-curated collection of vibrant images, much like the Instagram feed on which they are based. But what about the stories behind the paintings? The Cube invites the viewer on a multimedia journey “beyond the surface,” into the inner world of the artist, otherwise hidden from view.  (Concept currently in the works; more to follow.)

THE PAINTINGS

 

All panels are 30″ x 30″ (76 cm x 76 cm), acrylic on canvas

(Click on thumbnails for larger image and details)

YOGA + WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

 

 

I am currently hard at work building content for this section. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me at evan@evanjoblin.com with any questions. Thanks for your patience!

ABOUT

 EDUCATION & RECENT TRAININGS

  • Africa Yoga Project, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (Nairobi, Kenya, 2019)
  • Breath Medicine/ Five Element Dance and Cacao Ceremony Facilitator Training (Koh Phangan, Thailand, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • The Light Within Yoga Studio, 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training (West Grove, PA, USA; 2014)
  • Israel School of Herbal Medicine, Foundations in Herbalism (Moshav Aviezer, Israel; 2012)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Master of Liberal Arts in Individualized Study, with a specialization in the philosophy of identity formation and creative writing (Philadelphia, PA, USA; 2008)
  • University of Southern California, B.A. English (Los Angeles, CA, USA; 1998)

I should probably also mention that I’m a completely self-taught artist.

 

 RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • Freelance Artist (2016 – Present)
  • Yoga-Based Wellness Workshops @ Northeastern University Hillel; Clark University Hillel; Emerson College Hillel (October 2019)
  • Eden Village West, Yoga Specialist, Culinary Arts Specialist, Music Specialist (Healdsburg, CA, USA; 2019)
  • Ecstatic Dance Philly, Founder, Former Director (Philadelphia, PA, USA; 2017 – 18)
  • Eden Village Camp, Director of Camper Care (2015-16), Leader – Teen Apprentice Program (2014), Herbalism Specialist (2013) (Putnam Valley, NY, USA)

 

RECENT TRAVELS 

 

You can find a selection of my best travel photos on Instagram: @evanjoblin

2019

  • USA — Ecstatic Dance Southwest Bus Tour (Santa Cruz/ Joshua Tree National Park (CA); Sedona, AZ; Zion National Park, UT; Valley of Fire, NV; Red Rock Canyon State Park, CA)
  • Switzerland (Zurich)
  • Kenya (Nairobi; Amboseli National Park)
  • Portugal (Porto; Lisbon)
  • Thailand (Koh Phangan)

2018

  • USA — Ecstatic Dance Pacific Northwest Bus Tour (Santa Cruz/ SF Bay Area, CA; Corvalis/ Eugene/ Portland, OR; Seattle, WA)
  • Iceland (Reykjavik & the South)
  • Germany (Berlin)
  • Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • Greece (Corfu)
  • Thailand (Koh Phangan)
  • USA (Hawai’i – Maui, Big Island)

 2017

  • USA — Ecstatic Dance Cross-USA Bus Tour (SF Bay Area, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Grand Canyon/ Flagstaff, AZ; Santa Fe, NM; Austin, TX; New Orleans, LA; Asheville, NC; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; Denver, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Yellowstone Nat’l Park, WY; Boise, ID; Reno, NV, Santa Cruz, CA; Los Angeles, CA)
  • Japan (Osaka, Tokyo)
  • South Korea (Seoul)
  • Hong Kong
  • Vietnam (Hanoi, Saigon)
  • Cambodia (Siem Reap, Phnom Penh)
  • Thailand (Koh Phangan)

2016

  • USA — Ecstatic Dance California Bus Tour (SF Bay Area; Sacramento; Nevada City; Mt. Shasta; San Diego; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara)
  • Canada (Vancouver)
  • St. Lucia
  • England (London)
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia (Bali)
  • Australia (Melbourne; Red Rock Center/ Uluru/ Alice Springs; Darwin)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Thailand (Bangkok; Koh Phangan)

2015

  • Thailand (Koh Lanta; Krabi/ Ao Nang/ Railay; Phuket; Chiang Mai)
  • India (Kochi; Mysore; Palolem (Goa); Delhi; Jaisalmer; Jodhpur; Pushkar; Jaipur; Amritsar; Dharamsala; Rishikesh; Varanasi; Mumbai)
  • Poland (Warsaw; Krakow)
  • Italy (Cinque Terre; Milan)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • Iceland (Reykjavik & environs)

2014 (and earlier)

  • Israel (top to bottom, multiple times)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Japan (Tokyo; Kyoto; Nara; Osaka; Hiroshima; Beppu)
  • Panama
  • UK (London; Oxford; Edinburgh)
  • France (Paris)
  • Spain (Barcelona; Madrid)
  • Italy (Rome; Florence; Venice)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam)
  • Germany (Munich; Berlin)
  • Greece (Athens; Thessaloniki; Mykonos)
  • Turkey (Istanbul)
  • Costa Rica

CONTACT

 

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