An identifiable characteristic of the MiH DNA is to experiment with various denim washing techniques resulting in a selection of blue and chambray hues. This playfulness in tone is apparent in the canvases of Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993), a colourist master with an exquisite palette.
Based on the West Coast of the United States, Dieberkorn made abstract expressionist art for over forty years. His artistic identity drew features such as lighting and shapes from his surroundings and he took huge inspiration from where he lived at any given time. Diebenkorn’s work can be separated into series according to his location.
His early abstract works in New Mexico are infused with a combination of warm dusty colours and cold shades of the elements.
Later during his stay in Berkeley his work mirrors the colours near the water.
During his stay at Ocean Park of Santa Monica, where the climate was more gentle, the paler tones are apparent.