How amazing is this work by Carl Melegari?
Specifically painted for our current exhibition, Metropolis.
Oil on canvas
32'' x 47'' £4750
Bristol native Carl Melegari paints in a dramatic and bold style, focused primarily on human heads. Melegari held a lecturing post at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David for many years, having graduated from the institution with a BA Hons in fine art. Carl is of Italian heritage, but born and raised in the United Kingdom. The artist tends to title his paintings with unique names reflecting his ancestry, at the same time infusing a touch of mystery as to the sitter's true identity. Melegari's unique painting process is a consideration and exploration of paint and its various behaviours when mixed and applied in different ways. His practice also involves revisiting the same portrait time and again, in some instances years after his most recent adjustments.
Another painting I just fancied doing last weekend - very dramatic black, white and silver. The gloss finish really reflects the light and almost looks like it’s still wet.
1x1m box canvas. £350 - message me. Can post within UK for a small extra fee