Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FACE OFF Artist Spotlight: Meyoko

Berlin-based Melissa Murillo AKA Meyoko is one of the 10 featured artists in the Skull Appreciation Day 2013 FACE OFF exhibition co-curated by Skull-A-Day and Street Anatomy.

Meyoko's work resides in the darker side of Art Nouveau. Executed in freehand, with a fountain pen her works are open doorways to a microcosmic wilderness populated by divine entities and mythical creatures which intermingle and amalgamate to one another until they ultimately resemble, abstract and hybrid worlds partly vegetal – partly animal. Forests made of luxuriant hair are inhabited by tattooed flowers and plants; by ravens and hummingbirds with strange silky bodies in place of feathers.

Meyoko attempts to dissect the depths of human nature itself and she does it with surgical precision. Her work often incorporates emotions such as melancholia, vulnerability, the fear of abandonment yet she confronts them with dogmas such as utopianism, heroism or humanism to achieve a poetic narrative dialogue.

To see some of Meyoko's amazing artwork in person, visit the FACE OFF: Skull-A-Day VS Street Anatomy show at the International Museum of Surgical Science May 31 till August 25, 2013.

May 31 – August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 31  5–9 PM
1524 N. Lake Shore Drive  Chicago, IL

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