Gavin Mitchell (United Kingdom 20.12.61 - )


London-based artist and photographer Gavin Mitchell reworks found objects to explore the relationship between East and West in his recent collection ‘East Meets West.’
Gavin Mitchell's portfolio is always 'work in progress' whether creating art or observing.
Having graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art, Gavin Mitchell chose to take an extended sabbatical from sugar tints, soft grounds, solarisation and f-stops for a career in design and production, which still allowed him to indulge in creative fantasies. But this never really fully satisfied his artistic appetite.
Gavin Mitchell returned to be a full-time artist. To use his talents as a photographer, print-maker and collagist in an attempt to create images that resonate and appeal.
"The human and material landscape is where I draw my inspiration. Captured through my lens or found through digging deep, the environment I live in and the world I travel through provides a limitless source of references that enthuse, intrigue and excite.
My own photography or ‘found’ material provide me with the origins from which my artwork is created. I am always striving to find ways of adding another visual ‘layer’ to the inherently two-dimensional nature of my source.
The eclectic nature of the editions of work featured on this website are a reflection of my restless ‘digging’, either visually or literally.
"Every corner you turn or old box you dig through can send you off on an entirely new adventure." - Gavin Mitchell

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