Esther Stewart is an artist from Melbourne who creates work that makes our shape and colour-addicted hearts sing. Working out of her home studio in Daylesford, a beautiful light-filled space that she shares with her partner and fellow artist Oscar Perry, Esther tinkers away at her brightly coloured geometric works which skip across various disciplines and mediums. She is represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery in Sydney and her works have been shown at the likes of Heide Museum of Modern Art, ACCA, Station and Craft Victoria. Oh, and she was also commissioned by Valentino for their 2015/2016 Fall Winter Men’s range. So, yeah, we think Esther’s pretty cool.
With exhibition titles like How to Decorate a Dump, Behind Closed Doors, and Display Home, the Act of Living, Esther explores themes of domesticity and the home. She has a love for 70s and 80s DIY home manuals, collecting and often referring to them like a textbook for visual inspiration. Her works explore various disciplines and mediums, hopping between the realms of painting, sculpture, floor works, wall installations and textiles. Her style is characterised by her bold, brave use of colour and ever-present abstract geometric forms that you could mistake as digital. Harsh lines, perfect shapes, and semi-abstracted scenes of domesticity make Esther’s work instantly recognisable.
Esther has just opened a new show titled Double 54” x 74” at Two Rooms in Auckland, New Zealand, showing until 27 May.
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