Dan Mitchell lives and works in London and has shown widely outside of the mainstream galleries in London. He is a founding member of Poster Studio (1994–1997) and also the publisher of Hard Mag, the specialist anti-fear magazine. His work is generated on computers and rendered on paper in the forms of posters, magazine and prints. They take the form of an assemblage of culled images (from the web, magazines, posters, film and my own photography). The piece shown in Crash, commissioned by Gagosian Gallery, is an example which well illustrates Mitchell's concerns with the psychopathology of everyday life and the obsessions that lie within us all that drive us to shape the world. In relevance to Crash's theme, its background image is a suite at the Heathrow Hilton, Ballard's favourite building in London, within which sits the Zodiac Hilton â€“ a powerful machine with it's self-modelling architecture imagining the cinematic futures of us all. His recent contributions include: 'Fax' (The Drawing Center, NYC, 2009); Stephan Willat's Control Magazine Issue 18 (London, 2009); Co-curator of \"Zodiac 3000\" (The J.G. Ballard Centre for Psychopathological Research sited at International Project Space, Bournville Centre for Visual Arts, Birmingham, 2008); 'Night of the New Bohemians' (La Galerie de la Butte, Paris, 2007); \"New Dome\" ongoing project with Richard Parry (London, 2006 - to present); Nang Gallery - (London, 2005 to present).
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