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Melita Tempest

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Medium - Original Art: Acrylic on acrylic glass - Original
Width (cm): 53
Height (cm): 63
Depth (cm): 5
Frame options: Framed
Size: Medium
Shape: Portrait
Abstract & Conceptual
Landscapes, Sea & Sky
Location: London & South East England

Melita Tempest’s inspiration was my childhood memory of watching a storm over the sea at St Paul’s Bay in Malta. The night sky was lit up by the most intense lightning, providing glimpses of bright gold reflecting in the blue sea. I’ve used gold, copper and bronze paints within the painting, so that areas shine and change appearance depending on the viewers position. I paint on the back of the acrylic glass, and the sense of depth within the painting is as a result of over 25 individual layers of paint overlapping and interacting with each other.

This panting is on acrylic glass and is a completely unique and original artwork. Signed on the back. Melita Tempest is framed and ready to hang.

Teresa Zerafa Byrne
Teresa Zerafa Byrne

I live and work in West London, and since graduating from Chelsea College of Art I and have had my work exhibited across the U.K.

Through my work I question the fidelity and validity of our personal histories and our perceptions of them, which in turn challenge our concepts of personal identity and self. Our memories are fragile and can be readily manipulated; during their retelling we often incorporate false or assumptive elements, which subtly reshape them. The act of remembering is an act of creation.

I interpret the concept of memory construction in my paintings by exploring how materials react and interact with each other. The drying time between applications, the order of layering and choice of media all contribute to a continuously changing outcome. Each layer interacts with and changes those that precede and follow it whilst retaining its own properties. The acrylic pieces are viewed from the ‘underside’.

My paintings are drawn from memories and abstracted such that the elements collate to form an emotional response using colour, rather than a literal interpretation. My work mainly calls upon my own experiences and childhood memories from Malta as source material.

The metallic inks within the paintings change their appearance as the viewer navigates around the room, and in doing so creates different viewing experiences from multiple angles.


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