25 February – 4 March 2021
Meet the Artist: Saturday 27th February, 11am – 4pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (3 Mb)
Following on from a successful first Solo Show and debut at Sydney Contemporary 2019, ‘FANTASIA’, Saint Cloche proudly presents ‘GIANT’ – A highly anticipated new body of work from award-winning, multi-disciplinary designer and sought after artist, Evi O.
Evi is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to creativity, colour and shape. Running a design practise that exposes her to 3D forms, and spatial design brings a unique dimension to her artworks as well as a huge sense of clarity. Bold compositions are balanced with decadent combinations of colours. Evi O captures energy, her narratives are human and offer visual and emotional escapism to her audience.
In Giant, I investigate light and dark sides of big matters. In physical forms, natural and man-made monoliths help identify our place in the universe. In abstract forms, beliefs and cultures rationalise our existence.
Retelling of human history and observations of current issues are conveyed through compositions of abstract shapes, using colours to inform energy. Scenes and characters are symbolised through recurring abstract forms of objects, buildings, animals and nature. In an innocent manner, ideas, questions and concerns are expressed, in pursuit of honest answers.
About EVI O.
Evi O. has been exhibiting since 2015. With a curious eye and mind, she is constantly exploring and observing her surroundings. Her art practice was born from a simple desire to express her creativity and stories without boundaries and limitations.
Through paint, Evi continues to explore the use of dominant abstract shapes, although the compositions she presents are broadly suggestive of earthly forms – animal, plant or constructed. The creatures she depicts, and the scenes that she relays are symbolic of people, places and scenes that have left their mark – and this affords her an intimacy with her subjects that infuses the images with emotional resonance.
Becoming an artist is in addition to Evi O’s prolific creative expression as an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer with over 10 years industry experience. Evi has established a reputation for her strong design aesthetic and collaborative spirit during a decade working for Penguin Books, before starting her own creative studio, Evi O. Studio, catering to the world from her Marrickville-based studio.
Her work has won a number of publishing and design awards, notably the prestigious Young Designer of the Year and Book of the Year, awarded by the Australian Book Design Association (ABDA). She is often asked to speak at writer’s festivals, conferences and universities. Evi has exhibited in Sydney and Melbourne and is represented by Saint Cloche. Evi’s work has been acquired by City of Sydney Civic Collections and Westin Miyako in Kyoto, Japan.
To give you an insight into her creative inner sanctum, Evi shares a link to her personal playlist on Spotify that she listens to when she paints (feel free to share): Click to load Spotify playlist: GIANT – Evi O
In the Media
Evi O and GIANT is featured in:
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