Jacob Mitchell is a visual artist interested in interdisciplinary image making. He received his BFA in Photography at the College of Visual Arts and Design at University of North Texas. His most recent work was shown in the OP Collective group exhibition "Continuance" curated by Paho Mann and the Out of Pocket Collective. Mitchell balances his studio practice with his professional responsibilities as an Art Imaging Specialist for Coupralux Print Studio in Dallas. He is living and working in the Dallas area.
My work consists of surrealistic perceptions of space and form that reflect the unconscious mind. Photographic images and the digital process allow me the ability to warp the natural world. Through heavy digital manipulation, natural spaces transform into projections of dream like experiences. Dreams represent a shared collective experience, one characteristic of which is a lack of control over their content. What do dreams tell us about ourselves, about our consciousness? These images are reflections of a much more complex schematic thinking process. My intention is to broaden the conscious mind, challenge and inspire the audience to think critically about their own self-awareness. I ask many questions of reality and its constructs, of the differences between a dream and a waking state, and of the possible realms that may rest beyond the physical and the visible.
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