Master colourist Milly Ristvedt continues her exploration of form and colour in this expressive four panel abstract composition. Against vivid colours of purple, yellow, orange and blue, each panel features multi-coloured precise geometric shapes that intersect and dance around the canvas. Look closely and you’ll see subtle grid lines as a backdrop on each canvas. Art Critic Barry Lord (Art in America) declared that “Ristvedt’s paintings were more insistent than Bush, more consciously structured than Molinari.”
“Colour,” she writes, “is the philosopher’s stone that for me represents hope in a time of great challenge for us all.” 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.
Ristvedt's work can be found in major public collections throughout North America.
She is represented exclusively by the Oeno Gallery.