Exhibition

Michele Melillo. Weiterleiten – Referral

24 May 2020 – 26 Jun 2020

Regular hours

Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
by appointment

Emanuel von Baeyer Cabinet

London
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Maida Vale / St Johns Wood
  • Paddington

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New online exhibition dedicated to the work of German painter Michele Melillo (b. 1977, Fürstenfeldbruck), who recently came to our attention through a substantial book of his work published by Hirmer in late 2019.

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Michele Melillo's 'reduction to graphic elements and to the basics for the realization of an idea as well as his unwillingness to show off is what makes his work so appealing. In today’s art scene, there are so many who attempt to attract attention in spectacular ways, to literally “be seen.” And even though Melillo also uses canvas and brushes, his work remains emphatically graphic and very often with subdued colours. Melillo’s graphic style ranges from the carefree lightness of sketches that try to captivate the initial idea in a concise way, to lines that, in the interplay of decorative and ornamental elements, are free to develop and become autonomous with his use of rigorous contoured lines as part of a precisely placed formal vocabulary. (…) Design elements such as shading take on a life of their own in net-like condensed patterns and strictly drawn ornamental forms. The recurring scale-like concentric circles as embellishments show precision and contemplative diligence in their implementation (…). Melillo’s work, however, lives in the rifts between delicate ornaments and painterly abstraction, graphic narrative and gestural association, telling stories and  keeping secrets, implications and disguises."

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Exhibiting artists

Michele Melillo

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