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"The seismology of cantilevered hearts, Cascadia 6" explores a singular and cohesive orchestration of aerosol painting, pyrography and sanding techniques on wood. The artist engages her work with notions of repetition, mark-making, and blur derived from the pictorial works of artists Jack Whitten, Sterling Ruby and Gerhard Richter. This complex but ethereal painting solicits our visual perception by suggesting a discoverable lattice; gestural motifs seem to emerge out of an optically intricate grid. The color palette in this piece is soft in pastels; pale pink, beiges, chocolate brown, siennas, with white sfumato highlights. 
This artwork is lightly varnished with clean natural wood edges and comes ready to hang, horizontal or vertical.

Keywords: pyrography, sanding, materiality, electric tools, soft, blurred, complex, hard-edged, dynamism, line, form and color, multilayered, Multichromatic, geometry, grid, atmospheric, optical, Abstract, Minimalism, Modern, Abstract Expressionism, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Wood, stencil, op art, contemporary gestural abstraction , stripes, repetition, linear grid, painting, chance, serial formalism, gradients, pixelated, visual perception, process-oriented, tondo, circular, shaped

About the artist:
In Melisa Taylor’s work, the natural world acts as blueprint while ideas are sourced from historical art and contemporary culture. She pursued studies in Marine Biology before training in 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; various instruments and electric tools are used out-of-context to inject unpredictability in the painting gesture. She has assimilated in her practice an eclectic multilayering process combining pyrography, sanding and detailed stencil compositions on wood. Wabi-sabi -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. Her work has been exhibited internationally and acquired in private and corporate collections across North America and abroad.
"The seismology of cantilevered hearts, Cascadia 6" explores a singular and cohesive orchestration of aerosol painting, pyrography and sanding techniques on wood. The artist engages her work with notions of repetition, mark-making, and blur derived from the pictorial works of artists Jack Whitten, Sterling Ruby and Gerhard Richter. This complex but ethereal painting solicits our visual perception by suggesting a discoverable lattice; gestural motifs seem to emerge out of an optically intricate grid. The color palette in this piece is soft in pastels; pale pink, beiges, chocolate brown, siennas, with white sfumato highlights. 
This artwork is lightly varnished with clean natural wood edges and comes ready to hang, horizontal or vertical.

Keywords: pyrography, sanding, materiality, electric tools, soft, blurred, complex, hard-edged, dynamism, line, form and color, multilayered, Multichromatic, geometry, grid, atmospheric, optical, Abstract, Minimalism, Modern, Abstract Expressionism, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Wood, stencil, op art, contemporary gestural abstraction , stripes, repetition, linear grid, painting, chance, serial formalism, gradients, pixelated, visual perception, process-oriented, tondo, circular, shaped

About the artist:
In Melisa Taylor’s work, the natural world acts as blueprint while ideas are sourced from historical art and contemporary culture. She pursued studies in Marine Biology before training in 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; various instruments and electric tools are used out-of-context to inject unpredictability in the painting gesture. She has assimilated in her practice an eclectic multilayering process combining pyrography, sanding and detailed stencil compositions on wood. Wabi-sabi -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. Her work has been exhibited internationally and acquired in private and corporate collections across North America and abroad.
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The seismology of cantilevered hearts 6 Painting

Melisa Taylor

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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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Size:48 W x 48 H x 1 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 recent production has been shown internationally at art fairs in Tokyo, Seoul, Istanbul, Texas, NYC, Singapore, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Houston and Shanghai to name a few. Her work has been exhibited and acquired in private and corporate collections across North America, Europe and Asia.

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