Melissa Vipritskaya Topal is a Russian-Turkish contemporary artist working in London. She grew up in Moscow in an international family, surrounded by art, music, and theatre. As an artist, she was shaped by several key factors of identity, and the multiculturalism of the environments where she developed as a person became crucial.
Melissa’s art is her way of self-discovery/understanding and a voyage in her inner self to reproduce memories or feelings, her thoughts. While creating, she is always balancing between her intuition, reason, and heart. She prefers to give space to the viewer to think, rather than to explain what the painting is about. She creates a space with her paintings where the spectator can immerse in own thoughts.
Melissa uses a wide range of contemporary art materials and drawing media, but her favourite is acrylics, such as ink, heavy body and high flow acrylic paint, markers, spray paint, and other acrylic mediums.View portfolio