ARTIST MARK MITCHELL - YOU GOOD? FINALIST
WADA Artist Member, Mark Mitchell, and his contribution to "You Good?".
The art that has always appealed to me has never been just a pretty picture. It had some extra intangible quality that gave me pause to reflect. Some unique perspective, sense of mystery, a surprising twist or technique that made me stop, pay attention, and actually think.
I believe in art that conveys ideas. My process begins with an observation and a reaction. I explore symbolic and metaphoric visuals via a collage approach to create unique paintings in acrylic on canvas. By drawing on the power of pop culture, I repurpose its icons and techniques to deliver a more personal artistic statement.
My art is intended as a wake-up call, exposing things that may be hidden. Each piece attempts to catch the viewer off-guard and challenge them to make connections, and ultimately see differently some aspect of the world. Through meaningful juxtaposition and social commentary, my work is an exploration of the irony, contradiction, parallels and harmony to be found in 21st-century life.”