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Cascadia 9 tondo
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Cascadia 9 tondo Painting

Melisa Taylor


Painting, Airbrush on Wood

Size: 48 W x 48 H x 1 D in

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The series "The seismology of cantilevered hearts, Cascadia" explores the 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. This artwork is lightly varnished with clean natural wood edges and comes ready to hang. 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

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Painting:Airbrush on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

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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