Evi O. has been exhibiting since 2015. With a curious eye and mind, she is constantly exploring and observing her surroundings. Her art practise 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.
Colour is the cornerstone of her practice, and her works are reduced, abstracted, and finely balanced colour works. Running a design practise that exposes her to 3D forms, and spatial design brings a unique dimension to my artworks. Evi O captures energy and explores tension by contrasting colour, lines, curves, texture and space. The narratives are raw and unfiltered, the paintings explorative, offering visual and emotional escapism.
Becoming an emerging, self-taught artist is in addition to Evi O’s prolific design output 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 as a book designer at Penguin Books. 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, most recently revealed, with ‘Fantasia’ a solo-presentation by Evi O at Saint Cloche’s Sydney Contemporary 2019 debut. Evi’s work has been acquired by City of Sydney Civic Collections and Westin Miyako in Kyoto, Japan.
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