Painting: Downtown

Designed by Besso Mercado for Besso Mercado

$ 700.00

Retail Value: $600


Besso Mercado’s paintings speak to her strong interest in mid-century modern design and architecture. Though an influence, Mercado turns the ridged idealism of her hero’s on end by questioning the nature of balance and connectivity. Whether these concepts are attainable in a topsy turvy world governed by virtual connections is under consideration. The buildings and other structured elements featured in her work, present a precarious balance of color and form creating what the artist refers to as “a state of limbo”.

The overall effect is that of a George Nelson clock gone askew with an irreverent 1980s pop meets mid-century modern palette.
Raised in Los Angeles, as an adult Mercado moved to Northern California where she studied interior design, neon light making, woodshop, and many other artistic paths.



20.5" x 28.5"


Acrylic paint, Wood


Great condition, unaltered by anyone except the artist.


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