MITCHELL, Julian Gordon (born 1968)
oil on canvas panel / 20 inches by 16 inches
Through no direct intent, British artist Julian Gordon Mitchell has become the most represented artist in the collection. Five of his Surrealist paintings have come from three different donors—entirely coincidental.
Some of Mitchell’s works are more Impressionist in technique; others focus on the objects in the composition and their often complex contradiction. In this untitled work, the viewer is left to sort out what the elements are, how they relate, and, ultimately, what they are intended to do—if anything. Non sequitur.