Mel Gausden

Mel Gausden is an emerging Canadian artist who explores themes of personal and cultural identity through traditions of self-portraiture and landscape painting. Her work combines symbols and markers of Canadiana with painterly gesture, mark-making and bold highlights. Neon silhouettes add a contemporary freshness, and highlight the inherent distortion of personal narratives. Gausden’s manipulation of oil paint varies from sculptural—bending and piling thick layers of paint into matchsticks of textured impasto—to painterly— diluting paint until it drips with controlled precision.

Gausden’s process is significantly determined by the length of time in which her source material is transformed by time into nostalgic images; a process that can take years. Once memories are bound to her images, the narrative emerges and is rendered in paint.

Mel Gausden earned her Bachelor of Arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2009. She lives and works in Toronto.

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36 X 48 IN. - $3,975.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Dog Days of Summer, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
Mel Gausden - Blue Lights And Late Nights, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 IN. - $3,975.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Can't Trust a Pig with a Watermelon, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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36 x 36 in. - $3,250.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Smoke, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 30 IN. - $2,500.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Making a Splash, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $3,250.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Trashy Novels, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 36 IN. - $2,900.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Thinking of Old Flames, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 36 IN. - $2,900.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Bear with Me, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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36 X 48 - $3,975.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Accidental Renaissance, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 40 IN. - $3,100.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Treasure Hunters, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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36 X 48 IN. - $3,975.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Fan Girls (Late Night Karaoke), Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $3,975.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Border Crossings, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
60 X 36 IN. - $4,550.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Stuck in Traffic, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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40 X 30 IN. - $3,100.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Writers Block, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 30 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Lady Business, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $3,250.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Inner Light, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in.
Mel Gausden - Rainy Daze and Delays, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 36 in. - $3,250.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Fire Starter, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
40 X 30 IN. - $3,100.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Patio Lanterns and Too Many Manhattans, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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96 X 60 in.
Mel Gausden - Pining Away, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 x 28 in. - $2,750.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Roadside Attraction, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
30 X 36 in. - $2,900.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Marked on a Curve, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
36 X 48 in. - $3,975.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - On the Fence, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
12 x 12 in.
Mel Gausden - The Snorkelers, Oil on Canvas,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
120 X 40 in. (triptych) - $7,800.00 CAD
Mel Gausden - Chutes and Ladders, Oil on Canvas, Unframed,  - Bau-Xi Gallery
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