Natalie Sasi Organ


Run with the Hare and Hunt with the Hounds
Oil on Canvas
120 x 140 x 3 cm

Run with the Hare and Hunt with the Hounds is a painting dedicated to Sasi Organ’s late grandfather who passed away in 2022. The painting is a culmination of imagery and artefacts; her late grandfather's armchair, which poignantly connects her to a Bristol home destined to be lost, she fosters unforeseen interactions with these familiar subject matters, celebrating the ephemeral nature of the every day and prompting a reconsideration of the fleeting and discarded.

More on the Paintings in from here to here exhibition

Documenting the visual evidence of site-specific architecture and locations integral to her heritage, Sasi Organ presents a new series of works that emulate "windows." These creations symbolise the artist's transitory belonging, serving as a testament to her presence while constructing an artificial yet familiar landscape comprised of many scenes, territories, and places. Residing primarily in two locations—both her grandparents' home and her parents' first condominium in Bangkok acquired in the 90s—these artworks endeavour to analyse the dualistic thinking stemming from cultural hybridity. Sasi Organ assimilates to the cultures embedded in these places, embodying a foreign essence with a profound sense of displacement, yearning for a genuine sense of stability in an idea of home.

The resulting paintings are cathartic, evoking both pain and mental exhaustion. Tainted purple as an ode to her grandmother’s cataract surgery where what was purple was indeed red, the paintings reimagine landscapes and familiar architecture, striving to capture a specific moment in time and place for archival purposes. In doing so, Sasi Organ explores the ontological possibilities of painting, considering their connection to intergenerational relationships and various locations, both past and present. These locations, being transient in nature, can only be preserved through memory and visual evidence, serving as a testament to their existence in Sasi Organ's life and affirming her place in the present.