About the Artist
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. mitchell's current work is titled, "Fragments". 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, " 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 transcends it and finds his own footing in a turbulent time.
Purchasing: mitchell's photo-based Art is represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery
Contact: mitchell can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 “B&W”, Center 4 FineArt Photography, juried by Susan Spiritus
2010 PDN Photobook, NYC, Honorable mention, curated by Elizabeth Avedon
2008 “Surrealism” group exhibit , CCP Gallery, Brooklyn NY, curated by John Holt
2007 “What If” solo show NYC
2006 “City Shots” solo show NYC “Japan vs NY”, solo show, Onishi Sushiden
2005 “subways” group show, Brooklyn NY, curated by Jennifer Candelario
2013: Adore Noir Magazine, editor Chris Kovacs
2012: PH Magazine, editor Patrik Jandak