Sunday, June 27, 2010

John Millei

I just found out about the work of L.A.-based painter, John Millei, through a completely random blog link. I love how that works out for the better sometimes, because I'm really enjoying discoverying Millei's varied bodies of work. In this video, Millei talks about some of the ideas that helped him develop his Maritime and White Squall series.

You can see more images of John Millei's work on the Ace Gallery website: John Millei at Ace


Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

Millei's work moved me in an almost tangible way. As someone who's spent a lot of time at sea, I have to say that his work accurately captures the essence of the experience. I think his work is brilliant. Very strong series, both.

The tension is immediately felt in his water/surf series.

Chris Rusak said...

Awesome! I saw Millei's work at ACE and I agree with Stephanie, his work swirls you in and you become taken by the motion within the pigment.

The emotion is his works is undeniable, particularly the works influenced by a friend's death. He really captures the temporal essence of life, like a wave's moment of crashing ashore.