Melanie Comber

United Kingdom 1970

Abstract Art, Painting

Melanie Comber
Melanie Comber
United Kingdom
November 2, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Melanie Comber is a British contemporary artist known for her abstract paintings that often appear as aerial views of anonymous landscape – the lunar surface – or vice versa, macro photographs of such textures as wood or sand. Comber layers different ratios of oil paint to pigment, giving a rich coloration with a unique, striking matte textured finish. Once applied, she adds a third dimension to her artworks by carving haptic patterns that remind the viewer of terrestrial scenes of beaches, roads, and other landscapes.

Comber’s paintings often appear as aerial views of anonymous landscape

Melanie Comber - oil and pigment on canvas works - 2015 - home search news
Melanie Comber – Freeway – 2015

Melanie Comber was born in England’s capital where she received her master’s degree from Chelsea College of Art in 1994. The British artist has participated in many individual and collective shows and art festivals in the United Kingdom including at Fine Art Society; Blue Gallery; Kowalsky Gallery; Gallery Fine; as well as beyond, at Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong; Kitchen Projects, Siberia; David Koetser Gallery, Zurich. Her work is featured in numerous notable collections and institutions including Deustche Bank, RBS, Hiscox, and The David Roberts Foundation.

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Melanie Comber – No Man’s Land – 2011 (Left) / No Man’s Land – detail (Right)

The artist is represented by Unix Gallery in London and The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong.

Melanie Comber lives and works in the United Kingdom.

Featured image: Melanie Comber – Cartwheeler
Images copyright © Melanie Comber

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015-2016In Visual DialogueUnix Gallery, London, UKGroup
2015The Summer Exhibition 2015The Royal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
2015The Alde Valley Spring FestivalSuffolkGroup
2014Art TaipeiTaiwanGroup
2013Tourist The Cat Street Gallery, Hong KongSolo
2013Wonder Works The Space Hong KongGroup
2013The Alde Valley Spring Festival Great Glemham, SuffolkGroup
2012The Materiality Of Paint Fine Art SocietyGroup
2012The British Cut The Cat Street Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2011No Man's Land The Fine Art Society, LondonSolo
2011Royal Academy Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy, LondonGroup
2011Trans-Siberian Art Centre Kitchen Projects, SiberiaGroup
2010Small is Beautiful XXVIII Flowers Central, LondonGroup
2009Volta Basel Fine Art Society, LondonGroup
20091984, DACS 25th Anniversary Exhibition The Kowalsky Gallery, LondonGroup
2009British Painting of the Twentieth Century David Koetser Gallery, ZurichGroup
2008Daytripper The Fine Art Society, LondonSolo
2008Scope London Fine Art Society, LondonGroup
2008Scope Miami USA Fine Art Society, MiamiGroup
2007Snowglobe The Fine Art Society, LondonSolo
2007Select Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2007Monochromed 2 The Fine Art Society, LondonGroup
2005Long Distance The Fine Art Society, LondonSolo
2003ThreeBcontemporary, LondonGroup
2002Balmy DazeHouldsworth Fine Art, LondonGroup
2001British Abstract Painting 2001 Flowers East, LondonGroup
2000Melanie Comber Hiscox Art Café, LondonSolo
200066 Degrees, 33N, 18 degrees 01W The Blue Gallery, LondonSolo
1998Heavy Breathing The Blue Gallery, LondonSolo
1995Melanie Comber Paintings The Blue Gallery, LondonSolo