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Canada’s leading contemporary outdoor and online art fair

Call for Artists open December 1, 2023  – March 7, 2024

Melina Cossío

Exclusively Online

Mexican artist, based in Canada, specializes in oil painting. Her body of work, titled "Feeling like Tourist," captures the essence of being a tourist, mesmerized by the beauty and grandeur of unfamiliar surroundings. Through towering structures, sky reflections, and a constantly changing sky, the artist aims to communicate the serenity, splendour, and excitement that comes with discovering new places. She reinforces the intense emotions that accompany foreign experiences. Using blue tones, she skillfully channels the emotions of feeling displaced, far from home, and infused with excitement and hope.
The lack of people in her artwork offers the viewer a chance to see themselves as tourists, immersed in the structures amazed by man's creations. The buildings combine to create a place where all the city noise and urban landscapes merges into one.

When painting, the artist generally employs traditional brushwork, using vibrant tones and textured brushstrokes to add depth and dimension to her creations. She often utilizes blurring techniques in order to create a natural and realistic appearance in her pieces.

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