Mitra Cline is a contemporary conceptual artist creating mixed media paintings inspired by actual life experiences and observations of her environment. Her transformational imagery emerges out of an autobiographical digital collage process that reflects her unique relational aesthetic preferences. Mitra incorporates depth psychology concepts in her creative process to access the source of creativity. Mitra’s somewhat futurist-visionary art gives form to unconscious behavior patterns that are alive with powerful psychic energy. Her art speaks to people, living in a tech cultural with no dominant mythologies, who seek to develop their psychic wisdom . In the painting titled, A Gift for You, a helpful cat is ready to guide you into the void through a dream like-surreal environment. Mitra’s art, rooted in the tradition of painting, invites each viewer to embark on a new chapter of their own journey of self discovery.
- Drawing Digital – Vector
- Public Art – Interactive
- Zines – Printmaking
What type of painters influence Mitra?
“Relational art or relational aesthetics is a mode or tendency in fine art practice originally observed and highlighted by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud. Bourriaud defined the approach as “a set of artistic practices which take as their theoretical and practical point of departure the whole of human relations and their social context, rather than an independent and private space.” The artist can be more accurately viewed as the “catalyst” in relational art, rather than being at the centre.” – Wiki
“Conceptual art is a modern art style where the artist believes that concept is more important than artwork itself. Many conceptual artists believed that while they conceived the work, it is completed by the viewer. In fact, many types of conceptual art are only a set of instructions. It is rare to find this type of art to just be a painting, as it often incorporates elements of sculpture and installation. Marcel DuChamp, Yoko Ono,Yves Klein, and Robert Rauschenberg are some of the famous conceptual artists.” -Ebay
“Futurism is a painting style that concerns itself with subjects like the technology, speed, violence, and the future of the world. It concerns itself with the depiction of man’s triumph over nature. This movement rejects the establishment and praises originality. To recreate this level of emotional dynamism on canvas, futurist paintings adopted the cubist style of painting where they deconstruct subjects into geometric figures to show movement. David Burlyuk, Aristarkh Lentulov, Fortunato Depero, and Gerardo Dottori are just some of the well-known Futurist painters.” -Ebay
“Surrealism is a modern painting style that juxtaposes various images together to give a startling effect. The images in these paintings are often illogical and have a dream-like quality about them. Surrealist paintings emphasize the subconscious. Among the popular Surrealist painters are Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Valentine Hugo, Joan Miro, and Toyen.” –Ebay