Mitchell Cheesman

Mitch Cheesman Bio
In the neat and precisely manicured suburbs of the Sunshine Coast behind a contemporary and sleek garage door you will find an explosion of creativity and delicious chaos filled with found objects, oozing oils, bunches of flowers and a very cool young man presenting unique, flamboyant, contemporary, artworks.

Mitchell Cheesman is at the beginning of his career and the future looks bright. With thoughtfulness and a thirst for knowledge as he immerses himself in the arts, music, literacy and resonating artistic practices, which seem unstoppable at this juncture in his life.

His favourite artists are his heroes, his taste in in music is eclectic and wide, all entwining to play their part his own creative outflow. Within the abstract compositions, do you recognize the whole posy or the single bloom? In the more figurative work, you may identify subjects from a fun and bygone era.  Every painting has a narrative with titles that are abstract, curious but bold and maybe a little poignant. Prose that comes to mind in a split second once the work is completed.

As the garage door slowly slides down and the quietness and normality of the neighborhood surrounds you in the bright white glaring sunlight of the Sunshine Coast one can hardly believe the magical world of Mitchell Cheesman has existed. You are left feeling it could all have been a dream!!

To own a Mitch Cheesman is to have a painting, a sculpture, a story and even some music playing lightly somewhere in the distance.

Being an observer of this rich and wonderful journey is a privilege and at the gallery we are enthusiastically introducing our clients of all ages and tastes to the eclectic and rich works of Mitchell Cheesman. He may be self-taught but the authenticity and certainty in which he explores his practice is applaudable.

Karen Beardsley
Gallery Director

 

Background
Born in 1999 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Resides
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

  • ‘Stolen Flowers From Strangers Gardens’, T. Bexon Gallery, Noosaville, QLD, January 2021
  • ‘a vase for honey’, Greaser Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, November 2019

Group Exhibitions

  • The Bentley’s 40 Under 40 Art Exhibition & Art Prize, Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy, January 2021
  • ‘Resist’, Old Ambulance Station, Nambour, QLD, January 2020