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Melinda Braathen

Born in 1985, Oslo, Norway

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


Nature is an enduring force within the imagination of Los Angeles-based painter Melinda Braathen. Her psychologically charged paintings explore the experience of landscape, where the material and the energetic interplay. For Braathen, drawing from nature is a way of bridging myriad elements in a single, unified space: a way to body forth a reality of the world that is often far stranger and more alive then our best thoughts can reach, while simultaneously addressing its frightening unpredictabil...Read more