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Playing Between Dimensions

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Playing Between Dimensions, oil paint on wood panel, 30 x 30 in., 2018.

With this painting I was exploring the concept of photogenic abstraction, which is the creation of abstract imagery based on photography. This painting was created through exploring the way camera angles can manipulate the interpretation of an object. This painting shows abstraction as a matter of perception, that if you take elements from real life, break them down and resemble them, you end up with an abstract image. But this image is not imaginary, it depicts a moment of abstraction that occurred naturally, and thus is still very much a representation of reality. This painting depicts antique dolls reflected through several different planes of glass and against a mirror.

This painting also has exposed wood edges.

Where it's been: Exhibited at Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto Upstart Exhibition, 2018


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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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