Douglas Melini

Region: Northeast

My paintings are investigations of color and space. They are hard-edged geometric abstractions that create eccentric visual experiences. I make them by layering elements in a collage-like way, and their surfaces reveal this process. I think of the paintings as being built, put together part by part, to compose a geometric net, a vibratory field. The frames (which function in more than one way) reinforce the idea of an interior space, one that moves back without extending left or right or up and down as they continuously open and close. The frames also allow the paintings to be active from all viewing angles, giving them a sculptural presence.