Sizzle Yellow

More Works By Milly Ristvedt, RCA Acrylic on Canvas 1988
54 × 84 in 137.16 × 213.36 cm

About Sizzle Yellow

The power of pure colour and minimal form on raw canvas is masterfully displayed in this abstract painting by Canada’s Milly Ristvedt. A light canary yellow-soaked ground, swipes and passages of Tuscan yellow, violet and aqua move in a brilliant narrative aptly titled Sizzle Yellow. Ristvedt’s career as a modernist has been spent in the investigation of colour as a potent language.

"Painting is my freedom 'to be' in the world, to transform what I think and feel about life, to express the essence of things that matter. Colour is the magical sensation and substance, the 'philosopher's stone,' that for me represents hope in a time of great challenge for us all." Milly Ristvedt

Milly Ristvedt was born in British Columbia and studied at the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr University). She 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, has had over 50 solo exhibitions, and has been part of countless group shows.

Milly Ristvedt is represented exclusively by Oeno Gallery.