Melody Saraniti
My work conjures up the ideas of Abstract Expressionist energy as I draw from an array of those established vocabularies of painting processes: pours, drips and dashing brushstrokes. However, the drips and splashes are not the chaotic results of a spontaneous hand; each "pour" and "drip" is a carefully calculated shape, the interiors of which I repaint with bands of vibrant color or complex grids. In some cases, painted drips hang unnaturally from marks made in pencil. In other work the same drip shape is repeated, further complicating their origin and adding humor to the paintings. My work questions how different painterly gestures convey emotional energy and how a different meaning can evolve through opposing those forces and contradicting those elements.


News:

A review of my work in art ltd. magazine: art ltd.

A video on the Sixty Inches From Center website: Sixty Inches From Center