Evie Cahir’s Luminous + Emotive Artwork Follow

Evie Cahir’s studio house inside her Abbotsford condo has one of the best mild and the smoothest flooring. It’s the proper setup for her work, which sees her laying sheets of paper alongside the ground, and getting on her fingers and knees to grind, smudge and mix pastels onto her work. 

It’s a bodily and gradual course of, says Evie, who makes use of oil sticks, gentle pastels, gouache (opaque watercolour) and pencils to create vivid, radiant paintings, stuffed with luminous color.

‘I work throughout many items without delay, normally 4 or 5. Relying on dimension, I could spend 5 to 6 hours unfold between a number of works… that is to verify I don’t have time to second guess any selections – I simply let all of it out!,’ she explains. 

It’s a belief on this fervor that guides Evie to create her items, that are imbued with – and impressed by – emotion and feeling. 

‘It’s a frenzy at instances for the smaller works. However for bigger gradient works, it’s a drawn out ritual of cleansing the studio, layering the pastel shades to create the sensation I had in thoughts, letting it sit and dry after setting it, portray over areas or cropping elements that stood out as particular.’ 

She’s impressed by sunrises, sunsets, mild and shadow, and extra explicitly by ‘the joyous feeling of taking off in a aircraft, sheets drying on the road outdoors, new smells… and being alone, however not lonely’. 

These references are made much more clear within the pleasant titles Evie chooses for her works, corresponding to, ‘Tasting Notes: like a heat tub to your eyes; you’re swimming in an enormous Rockpool and a girl paddles over and yells “it’s like swimming in champagne!“‘; and ‘Sky With A Velvet End… strolling across the block as I look forward to my fish & chips’.

Titles so detailed, it’s arduous not to have a look at the colourful works with out seeing and understanding the precise sentiment described. ‘Naming works is my favorite a part of having an exhibition,’ the artist admits.

Her most up-to-date solo present, ‘We’ve Acquired That But’ at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne, completely captured the celebration and exploration of the potent emotion that so conjures up her work. 

‘Artistically, my voice retains getting stronger and stronger,’ she says, ‘I turned 30 this 12 months, I’ve been trying ahead to being this age since I used to be little – and it’s even higher than I believed. Now, I stay up for a good stronger voice once I’m 60!’