ian mitchell's Profile

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With a design background. I am drawn to composition, balance and design and have been recently concentrating on a series of ‘Linescapes’.

‘Linescapes’ are my unique delineation of the landscape based on a stripped down reality. My series of limited edition landscape prints celebrating the British Coast and Countryside pay homage to the early 20th Century travel posters, and draw on the reductive style of early twentieth century German and Swiss design.

My most recent Linescapes explore familiar, recognisable but often deemed insignificant spaces found on motorways. The utilitarian plainness of motorway bridges has been reduced down to it’s most basic form. Heading towards abstraction I appropriates the language of design and branding, to create bright vibrant reductive prints of familiar, yet often ignored views…

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  • Male
  • Born on February 15
  • Joined May 5, 2010

Favorite materials

Ink, Paper

About

With a design background. I am drawn to composition, balance and design and have been recently concentrating on a series of ‘Linescapes’.

‘Linescapes’ are my unique delineation of the landscape based on a stripped down reality. My series of limited edition landscape prints celebrating the British Coast and Countryside pay homage to the early 20th Century travel posters, and draw on the reductive style of early twentieth century German and Swiss design.

My most recent Linescapes explore familiar, recognisable but often deemed insignificant spaces found on motorways. The utilitarian plainness of motorway bridges has been reduced down to it’s most basic form. Heading towards abstraction I appropriates the language of design and branding, to create bright vibrant reductive prints of familiar, yet often ignored views.

Using original sketches and photography as a starting point, I refine and reduce my source material down to minimalist forms and shapes, discarding clutter and using artistic licence as I go.

Once I’m happy with the initial designs on paper, I scan it onto the computer and reworks over it digitally. The finished result is a vector image that can be scaled and printed to any size.

The finished prints are produced using archival lightfast papers and pigment inks.

SEE THE WEBSITE
http://www.ianmitchellart.com
http://www.duckettandjeffreys.com/index.php/exhibitions/past/paint-print-place

Most images are LIMITED EDITION SIGNED PRINTS, please check the details.

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