Melissa Lemus

individual, ENTITY.2927
Life Dates:
b. 1987
GVSU Alumni Status:
GVSU Alum, 2009
Artist Biography:
From a young age we are punished for coloring outside the lines, discouraged from thinking outside the box, and advised to stick with tradition. Abiding by those conditions, however, only inhibited my creativity. After enrolling in an experimental course, I was encouraged to break away from traditional photography by asking the question "What if?" Asking myself that question gave way to a stream of new ideas. A deviate from the norm is evident in this body of work. Through the use of inks painted on film negatives, reality is abstracted, thus placing emphasis on color. The world is a structured unit often seen with a subdued palette to further its organization. Vivid color, as seen in these photographs, functions as a reminder that objects are how we perceive them. This is how I envision my world, this is my "abstractmosphere."