The series "Mångatas" explores the marriage of gestural color-field with grid geometry. Built upon a multilayered convergence of aerosol painting, pyrography and hard-edge techniques on wood, this ethereal series solicits our visual perception by suggesting optical motifs emerging out obscuration and shimmering planes. Mångata is a Swedish term that translates to a glimmering road-like reflection of the moonlight on water.

The piece is on a cradled wood panel with natural wood edges. It is lightly varnished and ready to hang.

- Mélisa Taylor

Mangata IV

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

20" h x 16" w x 1" d
1 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.