Mångata XVIIIMelisa Taylor
Spray paint, pyrography on Wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 16 " w x 1 " d |1 lbs. 1 oz.
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 blurred 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.