Milena Martinez

Peacock Abstract and Soft Horizon, 2018

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Lot 20
Acrylic on canvas
36.0 x 24.0 in (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
Signed on verso


This work ships from Brooklyn, United States.


"This work was inspired by bold abstract painters. I wish this piece energizes and brings energy to spaces."
-Milena Martinez about "Peacock Abstract"

"This work was inspired by the delicate art of Georgia O’Keeffe."
-Milena Martinez about "Soft Horizon"

“Peacock Abstract is rooted in feathers rendered with large brushstrokes and bright colors and accented with tiny white and black details. Lively colors and sinuous geometries, created through twisted and thick application of paint, are the living protagonists of this painting. Along with its references to abstract art, the painting has a sense of movement and energy that originates from the arrangement of shapes, recalling the dynamism of European Futurism. These imaginative forms give the viewer the impression of being immersed in an active space in which energetic geometries seem to fade into one another.”
- Giuliana la Monaca, student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.A. Art Business, New York

“Soft Horizon recalls the bright colors and bold forms created by Georgia O’Keeffe. A quality of light emanates from the painting’s center, as if a white-hot flame is illuminating the canvas. Swirls of thick midnight blue, fresh green, watermelon red, and canary yellow create a sense of dynamism and make the painting come to life through movement.”
- Ali Edelson, student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.A. Art Business, New York.