Original art for sale at | Vandal 4 by Melisa Taylor | $8,850 | mixed media artwork | 72' h x 48' w | ..\art\mixed-media-artwork-Vandal-4

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Vandal 4

Melisa Taylor
Ugallery 5345160296 UGallery

Acrylic polymers, acrylic paint, sand, metallic powders, shells, pebbles, oil paint, and varnish on Stretched canvas New


Signed on back


72" h x 48" w x 2" d |15 lbs. 0 oz.

In stock $8,850



"Vandal 4" is part of my latest series in which I use aerosol techniques to create engaging and atmospheric vistas, inspired by Sterling Ruby's pictorial work. The result is shimmering and enigmatic. I built up the surface with layers of oceanic colors and stain-wash methods, giving the work a tactile, iridescent effect. This piece was made with acrylic polymers, acrylic paint, sand, metallic powders, shells, pebbles, and oil paint. It is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges. The work comes varnished and ready to hang.

Melisa Taylor

Quebec, Canada

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.

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Melisa Taylor 2/23/2016 | 1:46 PM

It has been a very exciting week-end on Ugallery, two works from the "Turbulences" series have been acquired into private collections in New Jersey. Very pleased!

Melisa Taylor 6/15/2015 | 12:50 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words! :)

C Maib style="color: #000000;"6/15/2015 | 9:47 AM

Just taking a wander through this site, and your work caught my eye. Holy cow, I absolutely LOVE what you do, it's surreal and beautiful and so incredibly inventive and creative. I only hope to be that good one day. :)

Melisa Taylor 9/29/2014 | 10:42 AM

Hello Art lovers! I am very excited about my latest series. I rekindled with a smaller scale for this one...soon up on UGALLERY! :)

krnhersh style="color: #000000;"9/16/2014 | 7:29 AM

congrats!! that's terrific.... how many will u show? which ones? very exciting.. k

Melisa Taylor 9/16/2014 | 6:50 AM

I am happy to announce that a selection of my paintings are headed to Texas for the Houston Fine Art Fair opening this Thursday, Sept. 18th...very excited!

Melisa Taylor 9/16/2014 | 6:45 AM

Thank you all for the nice words! makes my day :) Mélisa

commentsAt Sea Between Fossils and Satellites 3
krnhersh style="color: #000000;"9/15/2014 | 8:22 PM

I love this- I see so much going on in there-- what a gift u have.....thanks k

Melisa Taylor 6/10/2014 | 11:17 AM

Thanks a lot for the nice comments! :)

commentsBird on a Wire, from the series "Sateen"
P Hammonds style="color: #000000;"5/15/2014 | 4:22 PM

Love this work. The geometry and cross-hatching + the assymetry are lovely. Wishing you the best.

commentsBird on a Wire, from the series "Sateen"
c_programmer style="color: #000000;"5/10/2014 | 5:08 PM

Just want to say that I love this painting as well as the rest of your work. The paintings are beautiful and bold, which is something I rarely say.


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