Ed Miliano, Woods
Oliver Sears Gallery is pleased to announce the forthcoming second solo exhibition of new work entitled ‘Woods’ by Ed Miliano.
In Spring 2014, Ed Miliano started work on a mural in an 18th century Irish cottage at Joseph Walsh Studios. Undulating, lime-washed walls became the canvas for this 8-week long project. Inspired by the landscape around Fartha, Co Cork, Ed began to sketch the woods he saw. The result is an abstract, 360 degree dry fresco mural of overlapping branches and sticks.
The mural started Miliano on a year-long journey. He created a new language for himself and the result is this new body of work. The work is abstract and based on woods and landscape mostly in Ireland. The references to Cezanne, Picasso and Duchamp are obvious but there are more subtle references to artists like Sol Lewitt and Giuseppe Penone.
Ed is currently living in Tokyo and has continued to explore the themes he began before leaving Ireland.
Ed Miliano was born in New York in 1954. Miliano received a BFA in 1976 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Before becoming a full-time artist, Ed worked for over twenty-five years as a designer and illustrator in the USA and Ireland.