Work by Mesa will be on display at Art Miami/Context via Cancio Contemporary (booth D-67) during Art Week in Miami. Mesa has worked with Luky Cancio on various projects over the years.
Formations 1 will be on display (picture below). Formations 1 is part of a series dealing with the concept of fragmentation. You can see these pieces HERE.
Her work is eye catching mix of photography, drawing and painting. Mesa uses digital images which are then woven into her multimedia pieces. The work is subtle, somehow soothing and always seems to stay with you. This is art that requires you to look deeper and to see the layers there—both figurative and literal.
“Formations 1 is created on 36 (12" x 12" x 4") wood panels (birch). The media utilized are acrylic paint and enamel markers, so it is basically a drawing.” says Mesa.
“My work is really intuitive, so I kind of work backwards... I start creating the piece and later, as it progresses, the meaning reveals itself. I love the grid for many reasons,” she says. “Formations deals with the issue of fragmentation, much in the same way we are fragments of a larger whole... smaller components that make up something larger. So in essence, we are all individuals but we are connected at a much deeper level.”
You will notice her other work blends the realism of photography with geometry and sometimes shapes with an almost hallucinogenic quality (see Dragonfly and In The Garden below). Others have a calming essence about them. Her work often inspires primal, positive emotion.
Mesa is currently working on more pieces using drawing, painting, photography and digital art. You can see some of the new work HERE.
“My plan is to make larger and larger work, mounting it on Plexiglas and incorporating certain elements of previous works. This is my focus for now,” says Mesa. “The future is being built right now, so for me it's about that day-to-day experience of creating my work and enjoying the process. And of course, the sky's the limit!”
Be sure to check out Mesa’s piece at Art Miami/Context and visit her website to keep up with her work.