In her sixth solo exhibition at Craig Krull Gallery, Robin Mitchell continues a line of visual thinking that has progressed and evolved throughout her previous bodies of work. Characterized by obsessive, stich-like brushstrokes that swirl in vibrant concentric patterns, her paintings pulse with highly active relationships that suggest, as the artist says, "breathing in and out....and the throb of a beating heart." In fact, her organically patterned forms recall the dynamic natural geometries found in the drawings of German biologist, Ernst Haeckel. Artist and Art Critic, Constance Mallinson, has also noted parallels to "Egyptian hieroglyphics and stylized decorative borders, Eastern Mandalas, early Modernist abstraction or popular 50s design motifs." Thus, Mitchell's complex and multi-layered compositions result in an overlap of the abstract, the representational, the referential, and the evocative.
Robin Mitchell | Paintings, March 3-April 7, 2018, Reception, Saturday, March 3, 5-7 pm, Gallery Talk, Saturday, March 24, 11 am @craigkrull #exhibitionopening #artisttalk #gallerytalk #reception #bergamot #springfling2018 #springfling #paintings