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.
His work employs a combination of photo collage and digital technique to create a surreal view of the world that mimics the eye's tendencies. This is a technique explored mostly in painting but mitchell's digital techniques brings it into the realm of photography.
With his newest Portrait series,"A Look At The Left", mitchell creates a cubist view of the world through memory retention and how we view others as we walk past them. Initially, we see people coming towards us, head-on, but as we begin to walk pass them, we see them from the left side, and through retention combine these two views, creating a distorted cubist view of the portrait.
In the “Fragmented Vision” series, mitchell delves into the relationship of scanned vision, where the eye sees portions of a scene and the mind puts it all together, but this time in fragments. This series, explores time, movement, and people, be it family, gentrification, solitude or the relationship between men and women. mitchell never fully explains the meaning of his Art, but leaves breadcrumbs throughout his pieces for the audience to find and bring their own meanings to his work.
mitchell's photo-based Art is now represented by Susan Spiritus Gallery. He can be contacted at email@example.com, or through Susan Spiritus Gallery and followed on Twitter @mitchellny