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Melissa Reischman

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Potential, 2016 Charcoal On Paper 30" X 20" © Melissa Reischman
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Ace of Cups, 2016 Charcoal On Paper 30" X 20" © Melissa Reischman
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Counter Clockwise Vortex, 2016 Charcoal On Pape R 30" X 20" © Melissa Reischman
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Force of Light, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 14" X 11" © Melissa Reischman
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Chick-A-Boom, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 14" X 11" © Melissa Reischman
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Light I RRotaation, 2014 Charcoal On Paper 14" X 11" © Melissa Reischman
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In Suspension, 2012 Charcoal On Paper 55" X 41" © Melissa Reischman
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Untitled Light, 2012 Charcoal On Paper 44" X 30" © Melissa Reischman
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Light Force, 2012 Charcoal On Paper 44" X 30" © Melissa Reischman
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Detach, 2015 Charcoal On Paper 14" X 11" © Melissa Reischman
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Inhale, 2015 Charcoal On Paper 14" X 11" © Melissa Reischman
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Petal Vortex, 2017 Oil On Canvas 36" X 24" © Melissa Reischman
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Reflect, 2017 Oil On Panel 16" X 12" © Melissa Reischman
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Return , 2017 Oil O Panel 16" X 12" © Melissa Reischman
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Receding Light, 2016 Oil On Canvas 14" X 11" © Melissa Reischman
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Light in Motion, 2014 Oil On Canvas 60" X 40" © Melissa Reischman
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Abstract Light, 2012 Oil On Canvas 30" X 24" © Melissa Reischman
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Landscape Light, 2016 Oil On Canvas 36" X 24" © 2016 Melissa Reischman All Rights Reserved
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Lightfall, 2016 Oil On Canvas 30" X 24" © 2016 Melissa Reischman All Rights Reserved
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Quick Facts
Works in
Los Angeles, CA
Representing galleries
Gallery 825 / Los Angeles Art Association
Tags
painting, drawing, landscape
Melissa Reischman

Statement

As an artist, I work with the dichotomy of light and darkness in order to examine the dynamics of life’s phases and emotions. I seek to capture the transition that occurs when drifting from one state to another.  Moving between earth and atmosphere, mass and space, I blur the line between abstraction and representation.

I address light as if it were a tangible object and a force that enters a space and effects change. Inspired by elements of nature, intriguing cloud formations and atmospheric effects, I play with opposites, sharp and soft focus, along with extreme lights and darks to create swirling, luminous and organic areas of mysterious presence.  These psychological landscapes and allegorical images are informed by personal mythologies, memories and the natural world.

 

 

Bio

Melissa Reischman was born in Portland, OR. She studied graphic design at the Colorado  Institute of Art and went on to build a career as an award winning graphic designer. During this time she followed the urge to develop her own artistic vision through painting and drawing, studying with Richard Bunkhall and Ray Turner at Art Center College of Design.

Reischman's work explores movement of light, color and atmosphere. Her paintings and drawings are mediatations on her life experiences and encounters with nature that has surrounded her in places such as Portland, Greece, Prague, Paris, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. 

Reischman has exhibited at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall, Los Angeles, CA; Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA; The Brand Library, Glendale, CA; McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA; Available Light Gallery, Burbank, CA; SPARC Gallery, Venice, CA; Venice Art Walk, Venice, CA
She is a member of The Los Angeles Art Association and The Woman's Caucus for Art.
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two cats.

 

 

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