Artsuite - Jason Mitcham - Survey Tape on Guy Wire #3 - 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 | 2022

 
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

40 x 30" 

 

Materials

Acrylic on canvas

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

Survey Tape on Guy-wire #3

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Jason Mitcham

Painting | 2022

 
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

40 x 30" 

 

Materials

Acrylic on canvas

 

Authenticity

Hand signed by the artist

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