Incident (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 2015
24 × 120 in 60.96 × 304.8 cm
24.5 × 24.5 in 62.23 × 62.23 cm

About Incident (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

For decades, Canadian artist Milly Ristvedt has worked to master colour and form in her gorgeous abstract paintings. This series called ‘Incident’ showcases her brilliant use of saturated colour as each one of five canvases (each 24 x 24 inches) are dedicated to one rich, contemporary colour; deep charcoal, golden ochre, forest green, garnet red, and deep blue.

“(Colour) has a dual (and magical) identity as elusive, optical sensation and physical, material substance that compels me to explore its expressive possibilities.” Milly Ristvedt

Born in British Columbia, Ristvedt studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University) and had her first solo exhibit at the Carmen Lamanna Gallery in Toronto. In the late 1960s, Ristvedt shared a studio with famed Canadian painter Jack Bush, met art critic Clement Greenberg and was inspired by American painters Jules Olitiski and Frank Stella. Her work has been included in many publications, She was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2004 and honoured with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. She has won seven Canada Council awards and two Ontario Arts Council awards and had over 50 solo exhibitions and been part of countless group shows. Her work can be found in major public collections throughout North America.

Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by the Oeno Gallery.