View All Artists

Mark Mitchell

PAINTING |
Mark Mitchell | Information Age | Acrylic and aerosol on canvas | 48 x 36 inches | 2016
Share this article with your network:

A St. Petersburg-based multimedia artist who specializes in painting conceptual pop art, Mark Mitchell says he’s always in pursuit of “The Big Idea.” A graduate of the Pratt Institute, alum of New York’s School of Visual Art and a former advertising creative director, Mitchell puts concept first and manipulates imagery to surprise, persuade and reward the viewer. Using a variety of media — painting, photography, design, music, spoken word or video — Mitchell finds inspiration from mass media and pop culture, repurposing icons, imagery and techniques to deliver a uniquely personal artistic statement. His works have been featured at Art Basel Miami (at the Scope and Select art fairs), See/Me exhibitions at the Louvre, Armory Arts Week NYC, Tampa’s Gasparilla Festival of the Arts and he’s been on TV locally on Fox 13’s “Good Morning Tampa Bay.” Says Mitchell: “Through the use of meaningful juxtaposition and social commentary, my work is an exploration of the irony, contradiction, parallels and harmony to be found in 21st century life.”

*Creative Pinellas welcomes submissions from practicing artists for publication in our artists directory. To submit, please fill out the form here. Such publication does not constitute on endorsement by Creative Pinellas and does not imply a judgement about the quality of the work or the participating artist.