Mangata 35Melisa Taylor
Acrylic painting on Wood
Natural wood edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on back
16 " h x 12 " w x 1 " d |2 lbs. 1 oz.
A small but powerful optical abstraction in purple, black, brown and fuchsia pink. "The Mangata series explores the marriage of gestural color-field with grid geometry," explains Melisa. "Built upon a multilayered convergence of aerosol painting, pyrography and hard-edge techniques, this ethereal series solicits our visual perception by suggesting optical motifs emerging out of obscuration and shimmering planes."
The natural world is the blueprint for Melisa’s work, while allusions to past and contemporary culture inform its development. She approaches her artwork by developing her own hybridization of artistic practices. Melisa relies on commercial tools such as blow torches and electrical sanders to create her work, in addition to other labor-intensive methods. By exploring the assimilation of aerosol painting, pyrography, and sanding on wood, Melisa produces unique abstract art that is simultaneously geometric and organic.