"Mangata 45" is part of a series that exercises the marrying of chance-derived gestures with systematic grid geometry. In this body of work, I explore the pictorial ideas in the works of Frank Stella's grids, Matisse's cut-outs and Gerhard Richter's blurred aesthetic. Through this playful hybridization, I set out to create a dynamic composition of motifs emerging out of obscuration and repetition. The piece is on a wood panel with unpainted sides and a lightly varnished surface. It comes ready to hang.

- Mélisa Taylor

Mangata 45

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

14" h x 11" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 1 oz.



Mélisa Taylor
Quebec, Canada

Getting to Know Mélisa

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.