Sunday, 9 May 2010
Los Angeles based artist GEOFF MITCHELL utilizes a wide variety of artistic media and techniques – painting, printmaking, photo-transfer, collage, film and video installation – to create images which transcend the meaning of their individual components, and describe and define a larger experience.
“Mitchell’s montage method concerns itself…with the accretion of meaning – not just the build up of information, but the generation of new, amplified and modulated sensation. Mitchell’s heraldic compositions gain their strength and tension not from the drama inherent in their elements, but from the new drama that emerges from their juxtaposition,” writes Peter Frank, curator at the Riverside Museum in Los Angeles and prominent art critic.
Mitchell works exclusively on wood panel, a format which allows him to compose exquisitely smooth and luminous surfaces. Each composition is meticulously and carefully crafted in order to ignite the viewer's imagination, while bearing witness to Mitchell's mastery of his artistic techniques.
GEOFF MITCHELL has exhibited widely throughout the United States since 1996, and was featured in the Bill Lowe Gallery Atlanta’s group exhibition held in March 2007. He has participated in numerous film festivals, and is the recipient of several art awards, including the ATC Curator’s Choice Award in Chicago.
1974 in Gulfport, MS
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
1999 M.F.A., Visual Studies, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
1997 International Workshop in Painting, Stavanger, Norway
1996 B.F.A., Painting, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1996 International Workshop in Painting, Graz, Austria
☁ GEOFF MITCHELL
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