Matthew Mitchell’s practice attempts to find a visual language for a duality between our necessarily abstracted experience of place and being in the new digital landscape, the info sphere, and our perception of place and being in relation to the more tangible primeval geological past. This interplay of past and present place and time exists in the intermingling of organic and inorganic materials on the canvas, in the physical act of making the work, and in the perceived embodied experience of what is made. The processes used in the studio echo the naturally occurring processes of concealment and revelation in the physical act of erosion in the natural environment.
Since graduating from NCAD he has exhibited at Mason Hayes and Curran, The Sailors Home, Limerick and the RHA Annual Exhibition. His work has been purchased by the OPW, the Law Society of Ireland, and has work in corporate and private collections.