Nathalia Suizu is an emerging Melbourne based artist who strives to live and paint by the mantra “follow your bliss”. Her vibrant creations draw the viewer into an uplifting world, fully charged with colour & magic.
A self-taught painter with a formal background in interior design, Nathalia’s creative expression reflects her love for life and widely travelled spirit. Underpinned by a strong pop art / modern folk aesthetic, she takes influence from Latin American folk art, psychedelia, retro fashion and design, traditional tattoo culture and religious iconography. Layered with symbols and archetypal motifs, her paintings are intuited visual narratives that allude to themes of mythology, mysticism, duality, the feminine and enchantment.
Simplified forms, rhythmic line-work and clashing patterns are signature to Nathalia’s visual lexicon. Predominantly using acrylic and gouache mediums, she favours a complementary palette of richly saturated colours applied in solid, glossy swathes. Nathalia’s use of glitters and metallic leaf embellishments mirror her magpie love of shiny things and inject an ethereal, shrine-like quality to her creations. Searching for balance and meaning in each piece, her approach to mark-making is a continuous dance between careful consideration and playful spontaneity.
An animistic world-view permeates Nathalia’s creative process and experience as an artist. Her unique paintings are life affirming manifestations of wonder, beauty and joy.
Nathalia has exhibited at various local galleries, including Enough Space, No Vacancy Gallery, The Stockroom Gallery, an the RVCA Corner Gallery. She has lent her artistry to notable fashion and retail brands, including Erik Yvon, The Social Studio & Hey Tiger.