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Mirror Portal

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Mirror Portal, acrylic ink and coloured pencil on paper, 17 x 21 in. (18 x 24 in. matted), 2015.

With this drawing I was exploring the concept of photogenic abstraction, which is the creation of abstract imagery based on photography. It explores the ways reflections can manipulate the interpretation of the surrounding environment, demonstrating abstraction as a matter of perception. This image was created by using a decorative glass bowl with a reflective layer of silver designs on it as the portal. The silver designs highlight the colours, reflects the light, and distorts the surrounding environment almost like a pool of water. The bowl completely transforms the environment leaving the impression of there being some kind of space behind the colourful, fluidic designs.

This drawing is matted, but not framed.


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Melissa Patel is a Toronto based artist who works primarily in drawing, painting, and photography. She was born and raised in Canada and her multicultural background has been a key influence in her work as she explores themes of family, identity, memory, heritage, and her relationship to nature and , ... View full profile

Toronto, ON
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