The Houston-based artist Mitch McGee masters the art of giving life and color to birch wood. His sculptures have the warmth of the wood, the life of color and the fun of pop culture. Incredibly well-done and assembled, each one of his pieces tells a story.
Most of McGee's inspiration comes from American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. By using Lichtenstein's iconic images and paintings, McGee reinvents the illustrations by developing, like he explains, "a collection using plywood that sits somewhere between painting and sculpture." The dimensional pieces consist of layers of birch that are cut, painted, and assembled to create images. The wood gives the collection a unique essence and form that makes the illustrations very interesting and appealing.
Mitch McGee is a talented artist who truly believes in "art, for art’s sake," which is why he's not afraid to pull inspiration from pop culture to create new perspectives with other artist's work.
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