INVESTING IN INNOVATIVE ARTISTS SINCE 1983

All work : Carl Melegari
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Angelo Ariana

Oil on Canvas

Image Size 90 x 60 cm
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Carl Melegari

CarlÂ’s contemporary approach to painting explores both the human form and the urban landscape, primarily focusing on the semi-abstraction within the figure and becoming increasingly fascinated by the versatility of oil paint. Often working from life and models, Carl explores how the physicali-ty of the paint combined with the density of pigment can give a sense of life radiating from the canvas: as if to evoke the vigour of the human form. His approach to painting explores the treatment and handling of paint whilst conveying expressionistic nudes and landscapes.
His paintings arguably focus just as much on the medium of paint, and how it reacts with the surface, as they do on the subject of the painting. Through the veils of layers, achieved by continuously accumulating and scraping back the paint, a figure emerges as if to suggest how the sitter it-self has become enveloped and partly obscured by the energy of the paint.
Carls work draws from sculptural influences, such as Manuel Neri as well as from colourists, such as Morandi. Melegari frequently uses a mono-chromatic palette to generate the idea that he is playing with the reduction of form: often abstracting and delineating parts to create a more non-figurative feel. He often uses this muted palette to replicate a sense of iso-lation and seclusion. He then applies paint liberally and without reserve: al-lowing it to drip spontaneously to both literally and symbolically mirror the personality of the sitter.

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Buckingham Fine Art Publishers Ltd
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