Melanie Cobham is a 24 year-old Uruguayan Visual Artist, Illustrator and Product Designer interested in working with topics such as (self) perception and its distortion, the ambiguity of the real, the boundary between I and you, free will (or its illusion), patterns endlessly repeated in nature, the absurdity of the human behavior, among many others.
She often chooses two dimensional grounds, using pen or ink to represent situations where everything is manifested as a dual reality between figurative hyperrealism and the most absolute abstraction. Influenced by the work of M.C. Escher, Magritte, and conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer, she purposefully places her work under a lens, often imperceptible, that produces that friction between reality and fiction, between hyperrealism and abstraction, between art and life.
The artist pretends to create work that is as ambiguous and surreal as the concepts that delimit her work, aiming to encapsule time by managing the observer’s length of perception at her own will.