David Mitchell continues to reject the assumption that photography is about representation. Pure abstraction and the process of image making are the subjects of his work. The British-born, Bangkok-based photographer makes large, luminous abstractions that look like stained-glass windows designed by a color-field painter. Created with found materials, such as fabric, paper, tape, and sheets of colored plastic, he creates collages that juxtapose blocks of hot, cool, and sugar-sweet colors, to make photographs that are at once orderly and trippy. The pictures are Mitchell's attempt to give form to the auras he experiences as a result of left-temporal-lobe epilepsy, which he was diagnosed with in 2004.
David Mitchell's work has been included in group and solo shows internationally, including The Dryansky Gallery, San Francisco, Edward Cella Art and Architecture, Santa Barbara, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, Aperture Foundation, New York, and RMA Institute, Bangkok. His work is in collections across the globe, including Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, and America.
Courtesy of Jim Kempner Fine Art