Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist Geoff Mitchell creates imagery with a nod towards dream like sequences that seduce the viewer inviting reflection towards the past while imagining the future. His intricately crafted works on wood panel include individual components that form rich compositions layered and woven utilizing multiple media and deliberate technique. The end result is work that shimmers, showing off layers from different vantage points and ultimately revealing the masterful craftsmanship of Mitchell.
“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.
In addition to his 2012 show at Florida Mining Gallery, Geoff Mitchell has exhibited widely throughout the United States since 1996. He has participated in numerous film festivals, and is the recipient of several art awards, including the ATC Curator’s Choice Award in Chicago.