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MISHA MILANO: THE SHAPE OF COLOUR
Mar 10 - Jun 12, 2021
Presented as an online and offline exhibition in London, The Shape of Colour unveils new sculptures that expand the artist's form and investigations into colour. Milovanovich's sculptural compositions commenced in 2019 with a fusion of theoretical and art-historical influences across disciplines and an aesthetic blend of disparate styles and techniques.
 
The artist's series is a progression from her sculptures in wood, which recall her paintings' phantasmagorical forms and curvilinear patterns. These syntheses are then translated into steel, balancing unimaginable postures that belie their material multi-dimensional construction. The artist tends to the steel to varying degrees, shapeshifting and rendering gentle forms in some intense, anthropomorphic manifestation. At times, their contrasting textures- a few monochromatic, while others are radiant and glossy - convey a sense of visual symphony, featuring the movement of soft daub patterns, lyricism and crescendo throughout.
 
To create these abstract assemblages, Milovanovich combines various permutations of flatforms sculpted first as small maquettes in the studio and then enlarged in steel, assembled and painted in a highly polished manner. Vivid colour is applied to each composition, transforming the steel - more commonly associated with industrial material - into something that appears floating in space as light cascades over the amorphous structures.
 
For Milovanovich, the sculptures are structural references to nature by integrating shapes found in our natural environment. 'The mathematics of the construction are the bones, while the colour is the soul of the sculpture', observes the artist.

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