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John Millei : Paintings (Maritime Series)

Maritime #43, 2007
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
84″ (H) x 77″ (W)

Maritime #44, 2007
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
84″ (H) x 77″ (W)

Maritime #42, 2007
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
36″ (H) x 40″ (W)

Maritime #41, 2006
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
98″(H) x 110″(W)

Maritime #6 (Ship’s Deck), 2004
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
10′(H) x 10′ 6″(W)

Maritime #25 (View from the Deck), 2004
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
2′(H) x 2’2″(W)

Los Angeles Artist John Millei talks about his latest show at Ace Gallery.

John Millei’s “Maritime” paintings (2004–07) and “White Squalls” (2005) are enormous, magnificent paintings, mural-like in their panoramic scope and imposing scale, and executed in what can only be called a grand Abstract-Expressionistic manner. Full of the raw, turbulent energy characteristic of what Harold Rosenberg called “action painting,” they have its famously “unfinished” look, suggestive of unfinished revolutionary business — the “revolution against the given, in the self and the world,” bringing with it a sense of “open possibility,” [Extract : Through History to Authenticity : by Donald Kuspit]

John Millei : Ace Gallery

Donald Kuspit : Article

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1 Response to “John Millei : Paintings (Maritime Series)”


  1. August 5, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    very complex geometry, inspiring!


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