2020 Exhibition > Melissa Dias

When people think of artists, their minds automatically go to those who paint, maybe a guy who is painting on a canvas in a small studio with a Barret on. Rarely do people think that the term artist can also belong to a more variety of people that has nothing to do with the act of painting.
My main series of work focuses on those people and how they live their lives. I pay closer attention to the way their surroundings influence the type of work they make. I believe that people are an enigma because no person is like the other, they may have similarities but in the end, everyone’s different. My work focuses on these differences and how despite all of them, we still come under the category of humans. It’s the study of the human body and its surroundings, of how the setting makes up a person.
From pencil, I use a variety of media for my work to watercolor to more digital photography. Each media is used in a way to show the expression of another artist, my work shows my audience different kinds of artist that do not always get represented. With this, I am trying to expand how people think about the arts and force them to think about why this more expansive notion of creativity was pushed out by the fine arts.

An Artist's Work
Watercolor and Pencil
10 1/2" x 9"
2020
Artist at work
Digital Photography
11"x15"
2019
Artist at Work
Digital Photography
11"x15"
2019
An Artist's Work
Watercolor and Pencil
10 1/2"x 10 1/2"
2020
Artist at Work
Digital Photography
11"x15"
2019
Artist at Work
Digital Photography
11"x15"
2019