Milena Martinez

Cotton Candy and Bright Dance, 2018

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Lot 10
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 bright piece was inspired by Matisse. I love his bold shapes and colors. I want the viewer to feel happy when they view this painting."
-Milena Martinez about "Cotton Candy"

"This painting was inspired by the bright colors of the ‘80s. I hope this piece brings energy to any space."
-Milena Martinez about "Bright Dance"

“Cotton Candy evokes a sense of joy. Cloudlike forms of midnight blue in the foreground are set against playful bubblegum pink and canary yellow abstractions. These forms are both carved away to reveal the white canvas behind, or detailed in black paint, creating a sense of dynamism. This painting recalls the whimsical colors explored by Matisse, a joyful testament to the interaction between new works and earlier artistic traditions, as is characteristic of Martinez’s oeuvre. ”
- Ali Edelson, student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.A. Art Business, New York.