Statement

‘Linescapes’ are my unique delineation of the landscape based on a stripped down reality. My series of limited edition landscape prints celebrating the British Coast and Countryside pay homage to the early 20th Century travel posters, and draw on the reductive style of early twentieth century German and Swiss design. Using my original sketches and photographs, I refine and reduce the scource material down to minimalist forms and shapes. Discarding clutter and using artistic licence as I go.

My work to date has been routed in the British Landscape tradition of natural scenery. However, I am increasingly drawn to the contemporary man-made landscapes, the concrete modernism of architecture and sea defences that symbolise the ‘British Seaside Resort’. And more recently have been working on a series of Motorway bridges.

Email: mail@ianmitchellart.com

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Harrogate Art Fair (HIVE)
Edinburgh Art Fair
InPrint – Hull Bi-Annual Print Expo
Brighton Art Fair
Group Exhibition, with ‘Welsh Rock Art’ – Oriel Ynys Môn
Connections North – Mirror Images – Group Print Show Touring UK, Sweden & Finland
Selectors Prize – ‘Humber to the Wash’ – The Ropewalk
Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair
Baltic Artist Book Fair
‘Pages’ Artist Book Fair at the Tetley

2014
Arup Commission – a solo exhibition exploring the water cycle
Brighton Art Fair
Edinburgh Art Fair
Baltic Artist Book Fair

2013
British Contemporary Printmakers Exhibition at Scampston Hall
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Palace Art Fair
Brighton Art Fair
Goedereede Arts Week (Holland)

2012
Open Exhibition
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Arts Council – Grants for the Arts – for Solo Exhibition & Publication & Solo Show at The Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum

2011
Open Exhibition
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber – Humber to the Wash

Joint Exhibition
Duckett & jeffreys Gallery, Malton

2010
East Coast Open
Scarborough Art Gallery

Open Exhibition
Ferens Gallery, Hull
Ropewalk – Print Open
Leeds Open Exhibition
Grosmont Gallery – Grosmont, North Yorks
South Street Gallery – Scarborough
The Arc – Chester
Coast Gallery – Scarborough

2009
Pyramid Gallery – East Riding Artists – Group
South Street Gallery Scarborough – Featured Artist
Gallery on the Wolds – Group Exhibition
The Station Gallery – Richmond – New Arrivals
Iapetus Gallery – Great Malvern – Solo Show
The Ropewalk – Barton on Humber – Humber to the Wash
The Mercer Gallery – NYOS Showcase Exhibition
Sewerby Hall – Open Exhibition
Ryedale Open Art Exhibition
Leeds City Art Gallery – Open Exhibition
Artlink, Hull – Reveal Showcase
Kings Manor Senior Common Room – Joint Exhibition