credit: Yagub Photography
À PROPOS / ABOUT
Melsa Montagne presents a series of anonymous portraits. Invented human faces with expressions that are sometimes disturbing, yet at the same time highly sensitive. Melsa is interested in authentic feelings, the most precious ones, those that destabilize. She seeks to convey emotional sincerity. Her pictorial language is imbued with empathy for her subjects. She chooses to minimize the presence of color and explore a more monochromatic palette, reinforcing and focusing this emphasis on the subject. The vocabulary she develops, made up of striking looks and touching expressions, communicates the universality of the colors of the human soul that unite us.
The artist has reached a level of ease and spontaneity of gesture that now leads her to begin a work by way of abstraction. Proceeding by *pareidolia, (identifying a familiar shape in a stain) she then spots the expression of a face and the beginnings of a bust. Melsa reveals herself in an instinctive, outlet style. This technique leads her to live and build on accidents, pushing her exploration beyond tried-and-tested recipes. In this way, she avoids repetition and dares to renew.