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David Mellen Art

American, b. 1970

David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next five years, he exhibited work in Paris, Brussels and London while working at studios in Germany and Brussels. After returning to the states and living for a time on the west coast, he moved across the country and now lives with his family in Connecticut and exhibits in New York.

“When I start a new painting, it’s as if I’ve forgotten how to paint. I mean, once a painting is finished, that final image is so separate from the painting’s beginning, which is buried in this history of false starts and mistakes that I’ve forgotten how I went about it. For me, a finished painting is an accumulation of many small decisions which eventually add up to form a final image, but when starting something new, there is no history…there is nothing but a feeling and an idea. There’s a line in Becket’s Endgame ‘There’s something dripping in my head… A heart, a heart in my head.’ That’s how painting feels to me, slowly accumulating drop by drop.”

(Biography provided by Ivy Brown)
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Large Pigment on Canvas Diptych: 'Still Stand'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next fi...
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Varnish, Pigment

Minimal, Charcoal Drawing: 'Voices II'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next fi...
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Wood, Charcoal, Handmade Paper

Large Abstract Painting: 'Fragment'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Diptych; two panels each 70 x 42 in: 'Swansong'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next fiv...
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2010s Contemporary David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Abstract Oil on Linen Canvas: 'Corrida'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1970. He attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in that city until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next five years...
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2010s Contemporary David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Large Pigment Metal Sculpture: 'Into the Throats of Birds'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Metal

Abstract pigment on canvas painting: 'Chimera'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Contemporary David Mellen Art

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Canvas, Pigment

Abstract oil painting: 'Descent'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next fi...
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2010s Contemporary David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Oil on Linen Abstract Painting: 'As If'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next fi...
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2010s Contemporary David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Charcoal Minimal Abstract Drawing: 'Voices III'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
David Mellen (b. 1970, Chicago, IL, USA) attended the American Academy of Art and exhibited his work in his hometown of Chicago until 1994, when he moved to Europe. Over the next fi...
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Wood, Charcoal, Handmade Paper

Red & White Wall Sculpture: 'Red Lies Body'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Metal

Abstract Large Metal Pigment Sculpture: 'Meter'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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Early 2000s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Metal

Abstract Pigment Painting on Canvas: 'Ohne'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Varnish, Pigment

Abstract Pigment Painting on Linen: 'In Landscape'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Varnish, Pigment

Large Pigment on Canvas Painting: 'The Rhythm, The Blood'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Painting Abstract: 'Bloom'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Abstract Pigment Painting on Canvas: 'The Rhythm, The Blood'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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Linen, Oil

Abstract pigment on canvas Painting; "Like Butterflies'
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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Abstract Pigment Painting on Canvas: 'The Offing'
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By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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Oil on Linen Abstract Triptych Painting: 'Ostend'
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Located in New York, NY
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Wood Panel large Abstract Pigment Painting: 'Negation'
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Large Diptych Pigment Painting on Canvas: 'The Loss of So Many'
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Abstract Diptych Pigment Painting on Canvas: We Belong to Nowhere
By David Mellen
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Abstract David Mellen Art

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