Milly Ristvedt, ‘Ways of Seeing No 2’, 1994, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Ways of Seeing No 2’, 1994, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Ways of Seeing No 2’, 1994, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Ways of Seeing No 2’, 1994, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Ways of Seeing No 2’, 1994, Oeno Gallery
Milly Ristvedt, ‘Ways of Seeing No 2’, 1994, Oeno Gallery

Dark, pure shades of green, purple, red and blue are interspersed among lighter squares of ecru, Persian orange, white and primary yellow. Bleeding edges soften the geometry of the painting, highlighting color as the principle interest of the work, and the primary tool in creating form. This work is exemplary, a prime example of Ristvedt’s sustained interest in cerebral and minimalist explorations of color and form.

“Color has been central to my explorations in painting from the beginning. It has a dual (and magical) identity as elusive, optical sensation and physical, material substance that compels me to explore its expressive possibilities.” – Milly Ristvedt

Milly Ristvedt is an extraordinary Canadian painter of abstraction. When she was only 24 her work was included in the Centennial exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The following year her work was featured in the National Gallery, and the year after that, she was selected for prestigious exhibitions in Winnipeg, Paris and Lausanne. She shared a studio for a time with Jack Bush, and was in group exhibitions with many masters of abstraction. Her work is in major public collections - the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee d'art Contemporain (Montreal), Harvard University, to name just a few. Her work has been included in many publications, including Abstract Painting in Canada (Nasgaard, 2014). She lives and paints in Ontario, Canada where she is represented by the Oeno Gallery. A full CV is available on request.

Framed Dimensions: 49.75 x 49.75 inches