I try to establish color relationships that feel somehow believable or 'real' in an ambient way. I don’t have a fixed or identifiable palette, but I think my paintings have an identifiable quality of light.

Known for her distinctly curved, multi-paneled works painted in a poetic color palette, New York-based artist Joanna Pousette-Dart addresses the ever-changing shift in light, space, form, and colour derived from her experience living in the American Southwest.


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Born in New York in 1947, Joanna Pousette-Dart has explored the objecthood of the painting, through her unique formal vocabulary, where color, light and form continually bend, grip, and shape one another. After living in the desert of the American Southwest, the enormity of the sky and the curvature of the earth slowly induced a move away from the rigid rectangularity that so much of painting takes for granted. In this way the artist embarked upon a radical re-evaluation of interior form and exterior shape.
Her work is collected by prestigious institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
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