Painting Samples I (Aerial), 2013
Oil on card
Original size: 14.8 x 10.5 cm
Photographer: Phoebe Mitchell
Phoebe Mitchell (b. Chester, 1987) lives and works in London. Mitchell’s struggle with the notion of the ‘finished’ painting and the idea of painting’s subject matter in an age of digital image-making, inform her practice. The seduction and history of the medium coupled with an awkward relationship with her source material lead to a process defined by the relentless application and removal of barely-there oils, occasionally held in place by a heavier mark, suggestive of something concrete and in existence but denied an identity in the moment of the painting’s abandonment. Her works have been exhibited at Fokidos, Athens, Fullersta Bio Konsthall, Stockholm, The China Shop Gallery, Oxford and The Charlie Dutton Gallery, London.