Statement from Ianmitchell-art.com
"Linescapes’ are my unique delineation of the landscape based on a stripped down reality. My series of limited edition landscape prints celebrating the British Coast and Countryside pay homage to the early 20th Century travel posters, and draw on the reductive style of early twentieth century German and Swiss design. Using my original sketches and photographs, I refine and reduce the scource material down to minimalist forms and shapes. Discarding clutter and using artistic licence as I go.
My work to date has been routed in the British Landscape tradition of natural scenery. However, I am increasingly drawn to the contemporary man-made landscapes, the concrete modernism of architecture and sea defences that symbolise the ‘British Seaside Resort’. And more recently have been working on a series of Motorway bridges."