With its painterly quality, its familiar subject—the sky--made strange and rare, Amorphous is an ethereal collection of cloud images in which British photographer David Mitchell evokes a sacred reverence. There is no sense of anchoring; the viewer is positioned in a state defiant of gravity, transported to a position of weightlessness. There is no relationship between earth and sky, only sky and clouds. The latter are neither pure abstractions nor typical depictions of what we know the sky to hold either. A parallel intimacy and separation occurs. From the quiet somber notes of Animism and Ataraxia to the heavenly Numinous and the fortitude of Persephone, the Amorphous collection presents emotion beyond the subject itself.
David Mitchell’s photography career started in the early eighties in London, Florence and Milan. In 1991 he moved to Hong Kong where he found instant success shooting for prestigious fashion labels including Christian Dior and Laura Biagiotti. He worked almost exclusively in black & white, creating a unique signature style with conscious echoes of Jacques-Henri Lartigue. He was also a pioneer in Asia as the first successful foreign photographer on the dynamic Thai fashion scene, shooting extensively for top publications. The artist divides his time between his homes in Bangkok and Singapore, energized by the dynamism and color of the region.
Kathmandu Photo Gallery
87 Pan road (near Indian Temple), Silom, Bangkok 10500
[Five minutes’ walk from Surasak BTS]
Tel : 02-234-6700, Fax : 02-661-4413
Open daily except Monday, from 11 AM to 7 PM