Mel Williamson #P49 Disintegrate
By Mel Williamson
Salt Spring Island, BC
|Dimensions||20 × 16 in|
Oil on aluminum panel
A self-inflicted selfie sold online to me. Were pieces of herself given away in pixels to be re-established, in part, in paint? No. Still untouchable, she allows no voyeurs here. Cool indifference crosses platforms and lands in a truth of flesh.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mel’s paint is presented as a physical substance relating to our sense of touch. The tactile and slippery nature of oil paint is celebrated as subjects emerge like sculptures during the process. The background remains connected, only partially releasing the forms to create tension and animation. She captures in paint the emotions that are held within the figure—the truth expressed through unconscious gesture.