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Cascadia 7 (The seismology of cantilevered hearts) Painting

Melisa Taylor

Canada

Painting, Acrylic on Wood

Size: 48 W x 60 H x 1.5 D in

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In Melisa’s optical and pulsating compositions, the natural world acts as blue-print while she explores the notion of the sublime through blur and precision. The artist develops an aesthetic of duality by hybridizing divergent approaches to art. Her studio practice is labor-intensive; various instruments and electric tools are used out-of-context to inject unpredictability in the painting gesture. Melisa has assimilated to her visual language an eclectic multilayering process combining hand-made stencilling, airbrushing, pyrography and staining on wood. Mechanical-like execution and arbitrariness converge to create what she calls "systèmes faillibles" whereby painstakingly applied layers are potentially defaced by one single final intervention. A resulting subterranean tension is generated that jeopardizes the ethereal aspect of her imagery populated by spectral motifs that simultaneously emerge and recede through an obscuring lattice. Melisa Taylor's vibrant geometric abstractions evoke human-scaled simulacra of screens that attempt to capture the vertiginous amount of incoming data and distractions contemporary humans experience on a daily basis in this era of “hyper-connectivity”, all the while attempting to temper the “noise” to induce a contemplative experience. Melisa Taylor Metzger's work has been exhibited internationally and acquired in private and corporate collections across North America, Europe and Asia. This piece comes ready to hang with natural wood edges. keywords; wood, Patterns, Geometric Abstraction, Contemporary gestural abstraction, intentionally exposed wood, Striped, maximalisme, Abstract Painting, Repetition, Linear Forms, curvilinear, grid, dynamism, pyrography, materiality, blurred, hard-edged, multilayered, geometry, optical, Minimalism and Contemporary Modern, Spray Paint, stencil, optical, visual perception, stripes, painting, gradients, process-oriented, female painters, 21st century, woman artists

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Painting:Acrylic on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:48 W x 60 H x 1.5 D in

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Born 1977, Canada In Melisa Taylor’s work, the natural world acts as a blueprint while ideas are sourced from historical art and contemporary culture. She pursued studies in Marine Biology before training in the classical art of the Old Masters. She grew fascinated by the works of Flemish painters Vermeer and Rembrandt whose symbolic use of light influences her practice up to this day. Melisa explores the notion of the sublime through blur and precision. She develops an aesthetic of duality by hybridizing divergent approaches to art. Her studio practice is labor-intensive; commercial and electric tools are used to inject unpredictability into the painting gesture. She has assimilated to her visual language an eclectic multilayering process combining pyrography, sanding and detailed stencil compositions on wood. Embracing chance is a central idea in her work, equally so is meticulous control. This results in a subterranean tension that jeopardizes the ethereal appearance of her pieces; arbitrariness and mechanical execution fuse to create what she calls "systèmes faillibles" where spectral motifs seek to emerge out of obscuring lattices. Melisa's work has been shown internationally in Miami, Chicago, Tokyo, Seoul, Istanbul, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Grand Rapids, NYC, Singapore city, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Shanghai. Her work has been exhibited and acquired in private and corporate collections across North America, Europe and Asia.

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