Evi Pangestu (b.1992) is a Birmingham-based Indonesian visual artist who archives her everyday life through paintings and collages. She is currently a third-year fine art student at Birmingham City University and has exhibited her work both national and internationally.
She had just recently granted a workshop scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and done a summer residency at School of Visual Arts (SVA) New York. Over the past few years, Evi has been working mainly with acrylic paints and photography collage on canvas. Her latest project is paintings about experimentation on colour combinations of her everyday life activities.
Experimenting, Tilt, Handsworth, and Working
‘Archives of Everyday Colours’ is an experimental series consists of 28 paintings about how colour combinations relate to certain emotions in (or produced by) a situation. Using her everyday life as the subject matter, in this project, Evi observed the application of colours on the paintings by following the colour combinations theory discovered by a Japanese colourist, Shigenobu Kobayashi, from his book ‘Colour Image Scale.’
Some people might find her work funny, or even feel familiar with it because even though the objects are taken from her personal life, some are very commonly picturing the basic regular everyday activities.