Constantly researching and experimenting, Mélanie Simard is a Canadian contemporary artist known for her colorful paintings. She began studying various art techniques when she was just nine years old, and after years of experience, acrylic paint has become her medium of choice. Already known as Mélan, she had established herself as a still-life painter. However, wanting to explore new possibilities and mediums as an artist, she eventually came in contact with a cold and rigid substance called aluminum. Simard mounts the aluminum foil on textured canvas, giving the metal a new life in this environment. Her vibrant palette of colors in combination with her thoughts and emotions, written in simple words, gives her works the ability to make the viewers more aware of the time, the life, and the space that surround them.
Featured image: Mélanie Simard - Lumiere Au
Loin, 2020 (detail). Mixed Media on aluminum. 30 × 30 × 2 in. 76.2 × 76.2 × 5.1
cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary