Based in Berlin, we first found out about Melissa Murillo on MySpace. Her drawings make it quite obvious that Murillo is an absolute stickler for details, and that lack of color doesn’t take anything away from her images. The drawing above is a world in itself, and although the size makes it different to see all the details, birds, vines, eyes, totems, flowers, and creatures of all kinds are pouring out of the amorphous mass. Growing up in a family with a violent father, Murillo took solace in worlds of fantasy and dreams, and her inventive multi-layered drawings make that seem relationship come to life.

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