About Mely (Aka Amelie Roche)
Mely (Aka Amélie Roche), painter, street artist and performer.
After 5 years spent at the Beaux-Arts of Marseille where she experimented with many disciplines (photo, video, sculpture), Mely then turned to oil painting, a medium she particularly likes for its texture and its almost carnal touch.
In her artistic practice, Mely paints large realistic portraits in oil and aerosol. She takes pictures of people she is close to, who are part of her universe, who reflect her way of seeing what surrounds her and her sensitivity to the world, who touch her. She photographs them in the image of what she perceives of them to have a personal and intimate rendering of their being.
This time of shooting is already a first moment of exchange, of exposure. Mely makes them wear one of her sweatshirts to create the link... to bind them even more to her flesh. (The sweater is also a material that fascinates her to paint) It is an intimate act that becomes material with the sensuality of the touch of oil paint.
In parallel to her large portraits, Mely also works on a series entitled OPO (Organic Poetic Oniric) much more abstract and colorful.
Imbued with street-art and street culture, Mely also has a practice of street art (frescoes, collages) and regularly collaborates with other artists, including the Kollectif D-Ratons gathering artists using different mediums. Their creation is as much about the realization of works in the studio and exhibition projects as it is about in situ interventions and live performances, notably in collaboration with musical artists.
- Ehibitions and Gallery : Galerie de Francony, Galerie Nollet , Galerie NoGallery, Galerie L’Appartement, Galerie Uniik, Galerie L’arsenal....
- International Custom Skateboard Festival : European Custom Board Collective Show #2, Chalk Custom Board Project, Bordeaux