Mélisa Taylor
Quebec, Canada

The natural world is the blue-print for my work while allusions to past and contemporary culture inform its development. I build up an aesthetic of duality through the hybridization of divergent approaches to art. My studio practice is labour-intensive as I get involved with materiality and techniques from the realm of traditional painting, craft, design and renovation. I rely preponderately on commercial tools such as blow torches and electrical sanders for the making of my paintings, typically human scale. In the tradition of Process art, I seek the presence of external variables such as natural physical properties -heat or friction for instance- to inject unpredictability in my art-making. As I stand witnessing organic processes is the idea of embracing chance and intervening with intuitive timing. In an interplay of randomness, intuition and conditioning, I attempt to build a visual language of formal analogies evocative of the notions of heritage and identity as cyclical,?ambiguous and unresolved entities. My recent work explores the assimilation of aerosol painting, pyrography and sanding on wood. In the series Turbulences, I investigate the possibilities when arbitrary gestures are set out to coexist with mechanical grid geometry. My interest lies in how our visual perception can be solicited and sustained by an impression of the ethereal derived from complex patterns and repetition. In the resulting imagery, I am suggesting a discoverable lattice of motifs emerging out of defacement and obscuration where allusions to natural phenomena act as allegories for the human experience.
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Discover Original Art by Mélisa Taylor | In City and in Forest ll acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

In City and in Forest ll
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$3,000

Mangata 39
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

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Discover Original Art by Mélisa Taylor | Mangata 44 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Mangata 44
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400


Mangata 36
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Mangata 41
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Mangata 45
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400


Mangata 16
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400

Mangata 18
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 33
16" x 12" , acrylic painting
$400


Mangata 42
14" x 11" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 32
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 31
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400


Mangata 28
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 30
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 34
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400


Mangata 29
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 38
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$400

Mangata 35
14" x 11" , mixed media artwork
$400


Mangata 7
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400

Mangata 8
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400

Mangata 6
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400


Mangata 2
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400

Mangata 1
14" x 11" , acrylic painting
$400

Vandal 3
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$4,625


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Discover Original Art by Mélisa Taylor | Vandal 4 mixed media artwork | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Vandal 4
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$4,625

Turbulences 15
71" x 47" , acrylic painting
$8,500

Turbulences 14
72" x 48" , acrylic painting
$8,500


Turbulences 13
70" x 47" , acrylic painting
$8,575

Turbulences 10
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500

Turbulence 1
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500


Turbulence
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500

Turbulence 9
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500

Turbulence 7
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500


Turbulence 11
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500

Turbulence 12
72" x 48" , acrylic painting
$8,500

Turbulence 16
36" x 48" , acrylic painting
$3,325


Turbulence 3
60" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$5,100

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Discover Original Art by Mélisa Taylor | Turbulence 6 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Turbulence 6
72" x 48" , acrylic painting
$5,625

Turbulence 13
72" x 48" , acrylic painting
$8,500


Turbulence 10
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$8,500

Rift Valley, Sonde 1
60" x 30" , mixed media artwork
$5,475

Rift Valley, Sonde 9
60" x 30" , mixed media artwork
$5,475


Rift Valley, Sonde 3
30" x 60" , mixed media artwork
$5,450

Rift Valley, Sonde 2
60" x 40" , mixed media artwork
$5,500

Rift Valley, Sonde16
36" x 72" , mixed media artwork
$5,525


Rift Valley, Sonde 4
60" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$5,500

Rift Valley, Sonde 15
72" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$5,550

Diaphaneity
60" x 40" , mixed media artwork
$5,400


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Discover Original Art by Mélisa Taylor | Nacre, Plea and Entice 9 acrylic painting | Art for Sale Online at UGallery

Nacre, Plea and Entice 9
48" x 48" , acrylic painting
$2,300

Nacre, Plea and Entice 6
47" x 47" , acrylic painting
$5,000

Nacre, Plea and Entice 7
47" x 47" , acrylic painting
$5,000


Nacre, Plea and Entice 8
47" x 47" , acrylic painting
$5,000

Nacre, Plea and Entice 4
47" x 47" , acrylic painting
$5,000

Nacre, Plea and Entice 3
48" x 48" , acrylic painting
$5,000


Sedona
72" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,550

Petrichor 1
60" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$5,125

Bird on a Wire
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$7,425


At Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 6
60" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,700

At Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 7
30" x 60" , mixed media artwork
$4,600

Lady of the Lake 1
60" x 30" , mixed media artwork
$3,525


Turbulence 14
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$5,625

Mangata 37
16" x 12" , mixed media artwork
$550

Lascaux
60" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$3,100


Turbulence 15
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$6,625

Turbulence 5
72" x 48" , acrylic painting
$5,625

Moon, Aquarium, Red Sands
72" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$7,425


Rivers and Veins
60" x 40" , mixed media artwork
$3,050

At Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 8
60" x 30" , mixed media artwork
$4,725

At Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 4
60" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,750


At Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 2
60" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,750

Petrichor 2
60" x 48" , mixed media artwork
$2,775

Night Blossoms 2
60" x 36" , mixed media artwork
$4,850


Artist and Customer Comments


Mélisa Taylor 2/23/2016 | 1:46 PM

It has been a very exciting week-end on Ugallery, two works from the "Turbulences" series have been acquired into private collections in New Jersey. Very pleased!

Mélisa Taylor 6/15/2015 | 12:50 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words! :)

C Maib 6/15/2015 | 9:47 AM

Just taking a wander through this site, and your work caught my eye. Holy cow, I absolutely LOVE what you do, it's surreal and beautiful and so incredibly inventive and creative. I only hope to be that good one day. :)

Mélisa Taylor 9/29/2014 | 10:42 AM

Hello Art lovers! I am very excited about my latest series. I rekindled with a smaller scale for this one...soon up on UGALLERY! :)

krnhersh 9/16/2014 | 7:29 AM

congrats!! that's terrific.... how many will u show? which ones? very exciting.. k

Mélisa Taylor 9/16/2014 | 6:50 AM

I am happy to announce that a selection of my paintings are headed to Texas for the Houston Fine Art Fair opening this Thursday, Sept. 18th...very excited!

Mélisa Taylor 9/16/2014 | 6:45 AM

Thank you all for the nice words! makes my day :) Mélisa

commentsAt Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 3
krnhersh 9/15/2014 | 8:22 PM

I love this- I see so much going on in there-- what a gift u have.....thanks k

Mélisa Taylor 6/10/2014 | 11:17 AM

Thanks a lot for the nice comments! :)

commentsBird on a Wire, from the series "Sateen"
P Hammonds 5/15/2014 | 4:22 PM

Love this work. The geometry and cross-hatching + the assymetry are lovely. Wishing you the best.

commentsBird on a Wire, from the series "Sateen"
c_programmer 5/10/2014 | 5:08 PM

Just want to say that I love this painting as well as the rest of your work. The paintings are beautiful and bold, which is something I rarely say.