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Keith Mitchell

 

Keith Mitchell’s paintings, drawings, and assemblages of the 1970’s through ’90’s saw an exploration of themes inspired by utopian archetypes, ancient iconography, and the transcendental voyage of artist as poet. Mitchell’s large-scale canvases, constructions and assemblages functioned on various levels of symbolism that contributed to a dynamic interplay of rational and intuitive contemplation.

In recent years, Mitchell’s interest has shifted to exploring new possibilities within the digital photographic medium. Influenced by modernist photography and architecture, Mitchell has come to focus his attention on the effect of light and shadow on geometric shapes he has assembled to form sculptural models. 

Each model is comprised of interchangeable wooden components that offer a choice of multiple photographic viewpoints. The variation in abstract forms and placements allows for the capture of strategically placed light on detail, as well as the entirety of each model. He draws comparison of these variations to classical music and jazz, where in the motivic development there are variations in the melody.

Keith Mitchell was born in 1947 in Calgary, Alberta. Subsequent to obtaining a diploma in fine art from the Alberta College of Art in 1971, Mitchell spent extended time at Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work has been exhibited at private and public galleries and is represented in a number of private collections across North America.

 

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 Keith Mitchell,  Light and Shadows KBV.LS.18.2,  2018

Keith Mitchell, Light and Shadows KBV.LS.18.2, 2018

 Keith Mitchell,  Light and Shadows KBV.LS.18.2,  2018

Keith Mitchell, Light and Shadows KBV.LS.18.2, 2018

 Keith Mitchell,  Study IV,  1990, mixed media, framed

Keith Mitchell, Study IV, 1990, mixed media, framed

 Keith Mitchell,  Study I,  1990, mixed media, framed

Keith Mitchell, Study I, 1990, mixed media, framed

 Keith Mitchell,  The Birth of Utopia , 1988, oil on canvas, L 80 x H 66 inches. Private collection.

Keith Mitchell, The Birth of Utopia, 1988, oil on canvas, L 80 x H 66 inches. Private collection.

 Keith Mitchell,  Angels of Lespugue , 1989, oil and mixed media on wood panel, maple tree branch, L 53 x H 37 x W 3.5 inches. Private collection.

Keith Mitchell, Angels of Lespugue, 1989, oil and mixed media on wood panel, maple tree branch, L 53 x H 37 x W 3.5 inches. Private collection.

 Keith Mitchell,  Entangled Garden , 1986, mixed media, oil paint, wood panel, arbutus branches, L 44 x H 33 x W 5.5 inches. Private collection.

Keith Mitchell, Entangled Garden, 1986, mixed media, oil paint, wood panel, arbutus branches, L 44 x H 33 x W 5.5 inches. Private collection.

 Keith Mitchell,  Critique of Pure Reason , 1986, mixed media, arbutus branch, L 8 x H 57.5 x W 2 inches

Keith Mitchell, Critique of Pure Reason, 1986, mixed media, arbutus branch, L 8 x H 57.5 x W 2 inches

 Keith Mitchell,  Summa , 1992, mixed media, oil paint, wood panel, ink, wood, tree branches, silk, shells, W 35 x L 48 x W 3 inches. Private collection.

Keith Mitchell, Summa, 1992, mixed media, oil paint, wood panel, ink, wood, tree branches, silk, shells, W 35 x L 48 x W 3 inches. Private collection.

 Keith Mitchell,  Quasi-Self , 1992, mixed media, oil paint, wood panel, ink, wood, tree branches, silk, W 35 x L 48 x W 3 inches. Private collection.

Keith Mitchell, Quasi-Self, 1992, mixed media, oil paint, wood panel, ink, wood, tree branches, silk, W 35 x L 48 x W 3 inches. Private collection.