MASTER OF THE
A MYSTIC TALE TELLER
Via his "tear" technique, Meller became an allusive,
figurative painter whose works are always marked by an exciting
mystic element and symbolism. Meller's works excude a strong personal
feeling. Into them he pours his experiences, fantasies and imaginings.
This gives the works their vividness and emotional charge.
The technique is based on
several different layers of paint that are selectively scraped
In this finnishing stage,
the artist highlights this symbolic richness of forms by adding
a dash of pastel or bright blue. This blue can be a tiny detail
somewhere in a corner of the painting or it may be more pronounced,
appearing in one or two different places.
Whatever the degree of accentuation, the blue colour is always
added to the painting last and is the spirit of the figure represented.
OÙ EST LE
In the 1970s, the first butterfly appearing in the woman figures
was a mystical, symbolic Night Butterfly. Today, the paintings
also depict many other elements, such as the raven, nightingale
and butterfly as well as a flower.
Commentary by Raimo Granberg
Born 1944 in Kokkola, Finland
GROUP AND PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
Numerous exhibitions in Finland and
Sweden, in Switzerland, England and in France.