About the Artist and Work
This is the website gallery of mitchell hartman a Photo-based Artist residing in New York City. mitchell received his BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and studied photography while working as a photo retoucher for most of NYC's advertising agencies.
* If you are looking for mitchell's subway series, "Passengers" it has moved to it's own website.... www.embrace-the-grain.com , thank you.
mitchell's work presented here is his, "Fragments" series. Fragments employs a combination of photo collage and digital technique that reenforces the question of the act of seeing as depicted in the pictures and the viewers' own act of looking at the act or process of seeing. Fragments deals into the scanned vision, where the eye sees a portion of a scene, and the mind puts them together. However, throughout the images there is always one piece that never gets fragmented creating a secondary focus.The pictures seem to in turn bring the question of seeing back on the viewer of the pictures. Self referential as in self consciousness with a touch of, (and I quote a saying), " when you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back". Fragment is also a metaphor of the world we live in, fragmented bits floating around a central character unfazed by his surrounding, he transcend it and finds his own footing in a turbulent time.
Purchasing: mitchell's photo-based Art is now represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery and can be purchased at www.SusanSpiritusGallery.com
Contact: mitchell can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org