Saint Cloche warmly welcomes back, New York-born, Sydney based artist Indivi Sutton in revealing her third solo show – ‘evermore’.
Indivi works with natural pigment powders that imbibe the raw linen to create paintings that are resonant of experience and emotion being frequencies of the invisible.
‘evermore’ by Indivi Sutton delves into Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy that to experience the “all-embracing truth,” we must completely surrender to the present moment. By allowing ourselves to be fully engaged in our surroundings, breathing slowly and deeply, it is possible to embrace the impermanence and transparency of the world around us. Steiner’s philosophy of heart thinking connects us with our intuitive being, and in doing so, we become more attuned to the subtle energies that permeate the universe and are better able to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of life by cultivating empathy and compassion, which contribute to the evolution of humanity towards greater unity and harmony.
In this body of work, the natural pigments imbibe raw linen where Indivi conjures heart thinking as the protagonist exposing the most profound aspect of our beings, the knowledge of the spirit. The process is one of deep contemplation of the inner language that speaks without words and needs no definition, inviting the evermore of our existence. The idea is that our experiences and emotions are not felt as isolated events but rather frequencies of the invisible that defy time as a measure of past and future and bring us to a place of one.
Each painting is an incantation to a pilgrimage; thus, the truth becomes the self-evident condition of the collective soul, drawing strength and inspiration from the memory of beauty and its power.
Indivi (b.2000, New York, USA) lives in Sydney. Currently studying Art History and French at Sydney University, Indivi holds a minor in Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts. Beginning her education at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City where she was introduced an enchantment to colour and has been the foundation of a deep desire to explore its interpretation and evocativeness in her painting. Indivi studied with Paton Miller, an American contemporary painter and studied colour theory and painting at Rhode Island School of Design. The tenor of Indivi’s work explores the nuance of emotional interdependence, the relationship between painting and memory.
Indivi made her debut at Sydney Contemporary 2022 in a group show with Saint Cloche where she received much media attention. She has been featured in House Magazine in the US, Belle and Vogue Living Magazines in Australia and interviewed for Rudolf Steiner Sydney H.Q. monthly EDM.
Most recently, Indivi was featured in T Mag Australia and was interviewed about her recent trip to Verona sourcing raw pigment powders from the Dolci Colori, a family-owned pigment firm founded over 100 years ago by Aturo Dolci. You can read the article here. Indivi has also recently collaborated with Australian fashion designer Bianca Spender, for FIFTEEN the Summer ’23 collection launched at AfterPay Australian Fashion Week. Read more at Vogue Australia, Vogue USA and Harpers Bazaar.