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17. Melissa Hartley

Reflection No.2

Estimate: £900 - 1,500

The Crossover - Lot 17, Melissa Hartley, Reflection No.2

Signed and dated (on the reverse)
Acrylic paint on birch plywood 
244 x 58 x 1.2 cm.
Created in 2019
This work is unique

The two dimensional world of painting clashes with the three dimensionality of sculpture in this hard edge installation by the 2019 Saint Martin's graduate Melissa Hartley. 

Infused with geometric abstraction, both on the painted surface of the birch plywood and its displayed position, Melissa Hartley has created a kaleidoscope of forms using precision and balance to create an outstandingly unique and optically charged installation.

The fragmented design on the front of the work that bridges the gaps between each bar, and the fluorescent colours on the reverse that transform the wall into a glowing support, challenge the viewer's understanding of space, shape and colour in an artwork. 


Melissa Hartley has a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins (2019) and a Foundation Diploma from Leeds College of Art (2015). Her work has been shortlisted for the ACS Studio Prize (2019) and has already been included in multiple exhibitions: The Summer Exhibition, Brownsword Hepworth, Trivadi X Curaty, Degree Show One, Central Saint Martins, Interim Show - ‘Chorus’, Central Saint Martins, Rossopomodoro, Pressed Group Exhibition, and the The Clayton Arms Touch It. 

Melissa is also included Crossover in this auction. 

The Crossover - Lot 17, Melissa Hartley, Reflection No.2

12 Oct Oct 12

Candid Arts, 3 Torrens St, London EC1V 1NQ