Meller made hundreds of drawings like the one on the left, in which he deliberately reversed the light and dark values, knowing that he would reverse them again by making the photocopied versions in negative. This extraordinarily counter-intuitive method seems to have been his way to test and sharpen his graphic imagination, but it also provided him with another distinctive visual language, one that he tended to reserve for subjects of an ugly, grotesque, or disturbing nature. - Lauren Karazija
b. Hungary, 1928-2008
Incoming loan, courtesy John Moore
Meller, Peter and b. Hungary, 1928-2008, “MELLER, Peter,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 24, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/7424.