This piece explores the marriage of gestural color-field work with hard-edge geometry. This paradoxical pairing emerged in my practice as a visual enigma for me to exercise.  I have been engaging with ideas derived from the pictorial works of artists such as Sterling Ruby's SP series, Agnes Martin minimalism, and Gerhard Richter blur aesthetics. The series features multiple layers of aerosol painting, pyrography, and hard-edge techniques on wood.

The piece is made of aerosol and acrylic paint on a cradled wood panel with clean natural wood edges.  It comes lightly varnished and ready to hang.

- Mélisa Taylor

Frost and Decimals III

acrylic and spray paint on wood

Signed on back

14" h x 11" 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.