(United Kingdom 20.12.61 -)
BiographyLondon-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
2017 | Absolutism V Relativism – Turner Barnes Gallery
2017 | Transient – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2015 | Abstract Notions – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2015 | Kodachromes – SPH, London
2016 | Pictures of a Floating World – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2014 | It isn't what is was – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2014 | Fourth Wall – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2013 | Bodymaps – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2013 | When East meets West – Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2012 | Their Future. Portraits – Accra, Ghana
2018 | Summer Show – Xin Art Gallerie Ars-en-Ré, France
2018 | AAF – Battersea – Turner Barnes Gallery
2018 | AAF - Hampstead – Turner Barnes Gallery
2018 | AAF - Hong Kong – Turner Barnes Gallery
2018 | A Women in Motion – Nassau 42 Fine Arts, Antwerp
2018 | The Illusion of Permanence – Thames Side Studios Gallery, London
2016 | Twelve Days – Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2016 | AAF Battersea
2016 | Wimbledon Open Studios
2016 | Bustin’ Out On A Dream – Creative Debuts & Whitechapel Gallery, London
2016 | Manipulation, Joint Show w/ Frederick Lowis – Luminaire Arts Gallery, London
2015 | AAF Battersea
2015 | Sound & Vision. collab w/Groove Armada – SPH, London
2015 | Signal 8 – Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 | Cracker – Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong
2014 | Wimbledon Open Studios
2014 | On the Perimeter: The Edge of Photography – High House Gallery, Oxon
2014 | Return to Splendour – Collagistes Collective, Marylebone Gardens, London
2014 | LAPADA Art & Antique Show – Berkeley Square, London
2013 | Strarta Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
2013 | AAF Battersea
2013 | Cambridge City Art Fair
Charity Work & Professional Residencies
Drive Forward Foundation - Care Leavers Charity. Artist in Residence. Workshops 2012 - 2014
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital - Post Graduate Centre - Commissioned Work 2013 - 2016
Facilitator /Reflection Workshops. End of Life Care. NHS ‘Partners in Innovation’ 2013 - 2016
Teenage Cancer Trust. ‘Cutting It’ Collage Workshops 2016 -
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – Visiting Lecturer (BA Lighting & Technical Design ) 2017
Chelsea & Westminster Hospital 2014 - BodyMaps