ABX 204

David Mitchell | United Kingdom



58" x 69.30" 


Ships from United Kingdom

    Art Description: Archival pigment print edition 1/1

    Medium Used: Archival pigment print.

    David Mitchell | United Kingdom

    Renowned artist David M. Mitchell, born in 1964, Brighton, UK, began his career as a photographer in the early eighties in London, Florence and Milan. In 1991 he moved to Hong Kong where he found success shooting for prestigious fashion labels including Christian Dior and Laura Biagiotti. He worked almost exclusively in black & white, creating a unique signature style with conscious echoes of Jacques-Henri Lartigue. His international reputation growing quickly, Mitchell was engaged to shoot editorial for top international fashion magazines: Vogue and Elle. He was a prominent foreign photographer on the dynamic Thai fashion scene, shooting extensively for top publications and his work became recognized by the advertising industry and he continued to expand commercially building a roster of esteemed clients such as Singapore Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Sony, Hong Kong Bank, Ericsson.

    In early 2004 Mitchell began experiencing Simple Partial Seizures (SPS) leading to a diagnosis of Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (LTLE) which made it increasingly difficult to work commercially and lead to self-discovery as a fine artist. 

    Observations made in urban environments regularly deliver inspiration but his intention is to reference rather than replicate specific structures. Organic images evolve with intuition from fractured memories either actual or imagined. His obsessive fervor to create, and the emotional personal connection to his artwork is a characteristic of LTLE. Although Mitchell’s short term memory is significantly compromised, long term memory and a sense of nostalgia about things or places with an acute familiarity are intensified to the point of conjuring a peculiar ardor of inanimate objects or places – hence the “love” of particular buildings, forms, or locations and the interest in repeating structural themes.