I have been engaging my work with aesthetics derived from the pictorial works of artists Frank Stella, Sterling Ruby and Gerhard Richter. A hybrid synthesis of the notions of repetition, blur and precision is materializing in my latest corpus. "Turbulences" explores the assimilation of aerosol painting, pyrography and sanding techniques on wood. This ethereal series solicits our visual perception by suggesting a discoverable lattice of motifs emerging out of defacement and obscuration. This piece comes ready to hang, either horizontal or vertical, with clean natural wood edges.

- Mélisa Taylor

Turbulence 18

pyrography, sanding, spray paint on wood

Signed on back

70" h x 46" w x 2" d
20 lbs. 0 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.