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Synthesis, oil paint on wood panel, 24 x 30 in., 2018.

Through my artwork I explore the concept of escapism through the creation of ‘dream-spaces’. These dream-spaces I create blur the lines between realistic representation and abstraction to create imagery that is both representative of the natural physical world and our emotional sense of the world. This painting was created through layering photographic images of plant material and light reflections together. This allowed me to showcase the different colours and organic shapes that exist in the natural world in one image. The complexity of this blended image allows me, as the painter, to focus in on small details and shapes, and with time the process of painting becomes a form of meditation.

This painting has exposed wood edges.

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Shown at Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto Upstart Exhibition, 2018

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since 2019
Melissa Patel
Toronto, ON
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  • Painting
  • oil paint on wood panel
  • 24" x 30" x 1.5"


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