Turbulence 3Melisa Taylor
acrylic paint, oil paint, acrylic polymers, spray paint, and varnish on Stretched canvas
Signed on back
60 " h x 48 " w x 2 " d |12 lbs. 7 oz.
"Turbulence 3" explores the hybridization of chance-derived abstract expressionism with linear hard-edge geometry. The end result is dynamic and discoverable grid imagery that engages our visual perception through a play of iridescence and optical effects. This piece is made of acrylic paint, oil paint, acrylic polymers, spray paint, and varnish on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. It comes wired to hang.
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.