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Mel Reese
"Salt Marsh", contemporary abstract winter landscape in acrylic on canvas

2021

$2,500

About

Abstract landscape of the salt marsh of East Hampton in winter browns, blues, and tans. Lines, shapes, colors, and textures are as central to my work as is the process of creating them. A complex layering of these abstract elements allows my work to echo the representational through symbolic formalism. My most recent series of paintings is inspired by nature. Observations are simplified into basic lines, shapes, colors, and textures. Distilling the essence of these natural forms reflects nature’s tendency to remove the extraneous. Each layer considers the negative space, which I paint with liquid tape. Once sealed, a shape is revealed in the positive space of the canvas, into which I pour acrylic paint and drag across the canvas with a squeegee. Every gesture creates new lines and textures. The liquid tape removed, a monochromatic shape with a precise edge is revealed. Repeating this process, I methodically build up sheer layers of monochromatic forms. Each new layer informed by all previous layers. The exposed drags of paint lead you across the surface and through each layer. This enables the viewer to consider and appreciate individual lines, shapes, colors, and textures. But it also enables one to consider how these abstract elements were initially created, and to appreciate how they ultimately combine to call on the representational. I am the artist, Mel Reese. I received my B.S. from Skidmore College in 2013 and an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC in May 2017.

Details

  • Creator
    Mel Reese (1991, American)
  • Creation Year
    2021
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36 in. (91.44 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU165228964932

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