Heidi Melamed – “Purple Mountainscape 2018”

Starting bid: $250.00

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I am currently studying an MFA at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, conducting an enquiry into colour, form and light in Contemporary Geometric Abstraction. My practice explores the complexity found in the simplicity of shape and traverses the fluidity between art and design in painting. By combining an interdisciplinary approach to making art, I explore what it means to work within the expanded field of painting: painting in space, painting with light, painting with and without paint. The parabolic shape is the design foundation of my studio practice. Using the parabola as a visual tool, my practice explores the creative possibilities of this shape, through patterning and repetition found in Abstract Geometry.

In Purple Mountainscape, the parabola’s form, oscillates between the rigid paths of its traditional shape and the dancing plasticity of the natural form. Presented as a series of arrangements the Organic Parabola series of paintings and drawings deliberates the creative potential of the parabola’s shape. Liberating the parabola’s form from its limiting curves and structures, the artworks reveal a pathway for mapping natural manoeuvres uniting freely and organically. Using acrylic paint on paper the transparency and translucency of colour and form are alternately layered and overlapped to resemble an abstract landscape, revealing inherent juxtapositions of form, where order and uniformity converge along with unpredictability and spontaneity, realized in the contrastingly and improvisational pouring of paint.

Medium: Acrylic and spray paint on paper

Dimensions: 46 x 33cm, 52 x 40cm (framed size)

This piece is framed.

Item condition: New

Time left:

Auction ends: 31/05/2018 9:00 pm
Timezone: Australia/Sydney

Starting bid: $250.00

Description

Born in South Africa, Heidi Melamed currently lives and works in Sydney. With degrees in graphic design and a Master of Art from UNSW Art & Design, Melamed is currently studying a Master of Fine Art at the National Art School. Working in the expanded field of painting, her practice traverses boundaries of painting, photography, sculpture and installation. Working with geometric abstraction, Melamed combines materials including wood veneer, cork, glitter, perspex and neon to create two and three-dimensional extrapolations of parabolic arcs. Ranging from tabletop sculptures to large-scale wall pieces and full-room installations, Melamed starts with the arc of a parabola and explores the possibilities of colour light and form.

Melamed has been a finalist in the Waverley Art Prize (2016, 2015), Mosman Art Prize (2015) and Blacktown City Art Prize (2012). She has also exhibited in group shows at Saint Cloche, Paddington; 220 Creative Space, Kings Cross and AD Space, UNSW Art & Design. Melamed participated in The Other Art Fair, Sydney in 2016 and was Artist in Residence at Moriah College, Queens Park in 2016.

Website: www.heidimelamed.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/heidimelamedart
Instagram: www.instagram.com/heidimelamed

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