Melanie Loew


Melanie Loew portrays the psychological inner workings of human kind in her painted works, weaving a reality only she is able to tap into. Loew comes from a diverse educational background, having first received a degree in funeral services. She later went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Houston and Masters of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Loew’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas, Georgia and New York.

Artist Statement

No other subject expresses the power that the human figure can bring to a work of art. 
My portraits often share an intimacy that exceeds original intent. I strive for visual tension by juxtaposing fleshy softness upon backgrounds that are flat and modern. Each work, whether painting, sculpture or otherwise, grows within the process of its own execution. Creating with a vocabulary tied to neither place nor time, I often disturb realism with elements of abstraction. 
All of the work is based on identity, 

portraying the figure psychologically and emotionally exposed in an attempt to strip away pretense and uncover the rawness and vulnerability of being human. 

I believe that meaning and understanding are constructed, formed at the point where art and viewer interact. Both the artist and the viewer bring something to the experience, and their interaction creates meaning.

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