Evi O is an award-winning book designer and self-taught artist, most renowned for her abstract paintings. She works from her design studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. With a curious eye and mind, she is constantly exploring and observing her surroundings. To her, art practise is personal, honest and happy.
For Brasília, Evi O looks to Oscar Niemeyer’s deployment of sinuous line and curvature as she deconstructs his sensual architectural forms, which were inspired by his own fascination for the female form. These found shapes are then reimagined into a series of paintings, each featuring a composition that echoes the feel of an iconic building, complemented with colour palette found in an imagined retro-futuristic city.
The brief JET SET came at the most serendipitous timing for artist Evi O. She has just moved to a Marrickville studio that used to be an office for Ansett Airlines. Everyday she sees all kinds of planes flying in and out of Sydney airports from her studio windows, and while she has some fear of flying, at the same time planes and jets fascinate her.