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Ruth Pastine’s nearly monochrome color field paintings invest in the perceptual experience of color, light and temperature. Suspending preconceived notions about visual experience, she investigates the mercurial shift of warm and cool color identities. The complementary oil colors are worked together on the canvas inch-by-inch, wet into wet, layer upon layer, with a 2-inch brush, an essential part of the rigorous process and seamless resolve of the meticulous surfaces. Inspired by distinct and contrasting light conditions, Pastine creates an inner luminosity, which expands beyond the canvas.

Ruth Pastine
Ruth Pastine
Ruth Pastine



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