9 – 20 June 2021
Opening night: Wednesday 9th June, 6pm – 8pm (RSVP to attend)
Meet the artist: Saturday 12th June, 11am – 2pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (3.5 Mb)
“This moment contains all moments.”
– C. S. Lewis
We are delighted to reveal Saint Cloche artist and emerging contemporary abstract painter Indivi Sutton’s debut solo show ~ ‘At this Moment’.
Indivi’s paintings capture ethereal scenes of meditative colour on canvas, and this new body of work is no exception as she continues to draw from the deep step-wells of her emotions and memories.
‘At This Moment’ explores the inherit wisdom of being human. By immersing myself in the theories of anthroposophy and the idea of personal memory, these paintings occupy a place within that is present but not seen. By immersing myself wholly into a viscera of place, a person, an object or a mood, I connect to what I receive through colour. My painting is a language to explore the emotions of what it is to live within a colour.
My education began at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, where the pedagogy cultivates imagination and creativity. The resonance of this philosophy was centred by a connection with nature and all her expression, and that colour itself holds spiritual powers.
I am drawn to pigment powders as they hold a presence and vital energy within the medium through translucent qualities that are dreamlike. The pigments have allowed me to explore an in-depth study of a particular colour by layering the pigment to create mood and energy.
My connection to art is cellular, it is only when I begin a painting, and I deeply feel it, that I am then able to go further. But that is also how my life and practice has been so far layers of discovery.
My process is a sensory journey where each piece holds a life force. Each work begins as a personal memory, and moves from the sensory to the canvas. The work invites the viewer to lose themselves within the colour of the painting and to explore the feelings evoked by what living in the colour which surrounds us means to them.
I know a piece is finished when the resonance of memory is one that gives healing and ultimately transformation.
~ Indivi Sutton
About Indivi Sutton
Born in New York, Indivi Sutton moved to Sydney in 2016. She attended the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City and experienced an education based on imagination and creativity through storytelling. Indivi studied with Paton Miller, an American contemporary painter and was awarded “young artist to watch” by the prestigious Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, New York and intensive programs at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island.
Her deep connection to family abroad illuminated her expression of energy in her painting and wanting to find ways to feel what could not be touched. She is currently studying at Sydney University Bachelor of Arts, Major: Art History, French and is a studio assistant for, and is mentored by contemporary Australian artist Antonia Mrljak.
Indivi currently works at St. Catherine’s School in Waverley as an art teacher assistant, where she completed her Higher School Certificate in 2018. There she coordinates everything from administration, ordering supplies, to helping in classes, and organising year 12 showcases. She has also taken on the role of assisting students enter student art competitions.
Indivi Sutton is represented by Saint Cloche Gallery.