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    JASON MITCHAM

    Through an interdisciplinary approach rooted in painting and stop-motion animation, Jason Mitcham’s work explores mapping, land use, layering of history and cycles of growth and decay. His work charts the complex web of social, political and environmental forces embedded in the landscape. Both his research and practice are heavily influenced by his history as a land surveyor.

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    Thomas' portrait series, which gets its name from a medical term used to describe blueness of the skin caused by insufficiently oxygenated blood, began with a painting of the artist’s young nephew, Michael. Thomas painted half of Michael's face blue as a way of emphasizing his brown skin, to make his complexion part of the content and the conversation. The artist says that the underlying, more universal idea behind the half-blue portraits is the fact that we are all dealing with some kind of conflict, trauma or adversity that the people we engage with day-to-day might not know anything about.

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    KIMBERLY ENGLISH

    Kimberly English is a fibers artist and educator living and working in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned her BFA in Fibers as a Distinguished Scholar from Savannah College of Art and Design, and subsequently earned her MFA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kimberly's textile-based practice is informed by traditional craft processes as they intersect with contemporary garment production.

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    DAVID MOLESKY

    David Molesky's "unfinished" paintings on linen bring a contemporary twist to the tradition of figurative painting by remixing elements from Post-Impressionist drawing with Baroque oil techniques and composition. Through the exposure of the various layers of his process — even down to raw linen — the paintings engage the viewer to fill in the gaps. The visual result of the figure and background appearing to share materiality reinforces David’s aim to depict states of elevated oneness within their environments.

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    BA Thomas

    BA Thomas creates paintings exploring the relationship between space, time, and the human experience. While predominantly an oil painter, her artistic practice also envelops aspects of writing, drawing, and collage. She questions traditional social constructs of spaces, the behavioral choices inferred from movement or objects, the meaning behind possessions, and ultimately, what humans leave behind.

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Artsuite - Jason Mitcham - Site/Sight #6 - Jason Mitcham uses the visual language of land use and mapping to explore moments of transition in the landscape. Survey flagging and other elements foreshadow imminent development, while depictions of maps become pictorial devices that interrupt the image as seen from eye-level.

Jason Mitcham

Painting | 2021

 
For the body of work being offered here on Artsuite, Jason Mitcham uses the visual language of land use and mapping to explore moments of transition in the landscape. Survey flagging and other elements foreshadow imminent development, while depictions of maps become pictorial devices that interrupt the image as seen from eye-level. The maps illustrated in these paintings were created by Mitcham’s father’s civil engineering and land surveying firm, an autobiographical dimension that complicates their utilitarian purpose. Heightening this further, Mitcham surveyed many of the sites himself. This work layers competing representations of the landscape - the aerial objectivity of the map is at odds with the observed subjectivity that’s presented from the ground level. Ultimately, these competing modes force us to consider the landscapes around us, and question the social ramifications of their use and development.

 

Size

9 x 11" 

 

Materials

Gouache and ink print on paper

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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