Melisa Maria Tatar is a contemporary artist from Romania, whose work is heavily influenced by expressionism, as well as her Transylvanian roots. She began her art education at Ploeşti Şcoala Populară De Artă, studying violin and painting, and later on taking lessons in oil painting and technical drawing at Istanbul Art Workshop. While pursuing her BFA in Graphic Design at the university, she started developing a unique signature that blends contemporary techniques with the expressionist tradition, inspired by her Transylvanian heritage. Maria’s work is deeply introspective, using raw paintbrush strokes and bold lines to explore her inner world and capture the chaos of human emotion. Her symbolic imagery evokes primitive and dark forces, including human misery, fear, ego, and sexual strife, resulting in striking and thought-provoking pieces.