Melisa Taylor Metzger Abstract Painting - Turbulence 6
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Melisa Taylor Metzger
Turbulence 6

2017

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"Turbulence 6" explores the assimilation of aerosol painting, charring and sanding techniques on wood. This ethereal and atmospheric painting solicits our visual perception by suggesting a discoverable lattice of motifs emerging out of defacement and obscuration. The color palette consist of a dark prussian blue background overlayed with a metallic bronze grid. Keywords: pyrography, sanding, materiality, electric tools, complex, hard-edged, dynamism, line, form and color, multilayered, earth tones, 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, pixelated, visual perception, process-oriented, burnt and charred, organic process, linear forms, distressed surfaces About 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 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. Her work has been exhibited internationally and acquired in private and corporate collections across North America, Europe and Asia.

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  • Dimensions
    H 72 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.5 in.H 182.88 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Quebec, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU90713104313
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