Nathlie Provosty is an emerging American visual artist known for her illusioniste abstract paintings using dark blues, bright whites, and occasionally high-key colors, to create outstanding letter-like forms. 


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Nathlie Provosty was born in 1981 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as obtaining the U.S. Fulbright Fellowship in Painting, India.

While Provosty's work is aesthetically simple when viewed from a distance, but become more complex upon closer inspection despite the apparent reductivism of her monochromatic color palette. Made with exceptional artistic rigor and vision, her work hovers between illusion and abstraction, evoking elusive fluctuations of physical, spatial, and conceptual depth. To enhance this effect, she often plays with the matte and glossy finishes of paint, adding an almost reflective quality that helps to draw the viewer into and across the works’ layers. The poet Robert Kelly was so moved by her work that he responded to them with several poems, which were published in the book The Color Mill (2014). 

Provosty lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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