Melissa Grisancich - Red, Blue, Yellow & Green

Melissa Grisancich was born in 1987 and grew up in a small beach town called Mount Martha in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Now based in Melbourne where she currently lives and works as a multidisciplinary artist. Her main focus is painting and applies this into sculpture, repurposing vintage objects and forms of craft and tapestry. Melissa is known for her bright and bold style that reflects her influences of 60s and 70s record covers, her Italian heritage, object collecting, renaissance and romanticism, vintage posters, ephemera, comics and cartoons. Melissa has shown her works throughout Australia, Europe, Japan and the USA.

Red, Blue, Yellow & Green explores Melissa’s pure joy of painting. This show invites the viewer into the artist's inner world, with portraits of her inner circle to still lifes of objects from Melissa's own collection, both carefully curated in their own way. 

The subjects of each of the four portraits in this show were chosen in particular to capture their unique personalities and reveal their warmth and the personal connection Melissa feels to each one. In the same way, each object in every still life comes from Melissa's home, each representing a lifetime of experience, travel, and emotion as they have been collected along the way. The four colours of the title are also narrowed down from a full spectrum to four that represent a consistent throughline in Melissa's practice.

Melissa has created a body of work that truly celebrates colour in all forms.

Read our interview with Melissa to learn more about her practice!