Nathlie Provosty


oil on linen
19 x 15 inches

My relationship to color is a relationship to light, to vibration, sound, mood, and full-body sensation…I love color. – Nathlie Provosty

The monochrome, a favorite of modernist painters, is reawakened in the geometric compositions of Nathlie Provosty. She layers the pigments in her single-color paintings, giving each piece a subtle glow and richness that draws the viewer in. Here, quadrants of red-orange subtly shift in tone, which Provosty offsets with pale blue and green edges on opposite corners. The slight gradations in the four sections produce the optical effect of four planes of color tilting in separate directions. Provosty received her BFA from MICA in Baltimore, and was a Fulbright Fellow in Painting before completing her MFA at University of Pennsylvania. Her works are included in the collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Baltimore Museum of Art; and MoMA, New York, among others.