Mitchell Cheesman

Mitchell Cheesman Bio Mitchell Cheesman is beginning his artistic 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, and his taste in music is eclectic and wide, all entwining to play their part in 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.

With travels afar, literary indulgences, feasts for the eyes and an abundance of all things sensory. The artistic response is waiting to be witnessed. Painting in lush green tropical surroundings, nestled under a quintessential Queenslander, the magic emerges.

Luscious, oozing impastos are recognisable in an instant. With subtle nuances in colour and texture, the florals have melted into the surroundings, the backgrounds become the forefronts. Exciting architectural elements with geometrical edges juxtapose the rounded swathes of oils. Soft, edgy, delicious and bold, relatable and immersible. Less obvious, but so, so much more. 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 the certainty with which he explores his practice are applaudable. Karen Beardsley Gallery Director  

Born in 1999 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Solo Exhibitions
‘Under Stilts’, The G Contemporary, Noosa Heads, QLD, April 2023
‘Solitude in Berlin’, Curatorial+Co., Sydney, NSW, November 2022
‘Mud-Soup Bouquets for the Weeping Wanderers’, The Gallery Eumundi, Noosa Heads, QLD, January 2022
‘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
Affordable Art Fair Sydney, NSW, June 2023
Affordable Art Fair Melbourne, VIC, September 2022
‘PAINT’, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, QLD, April 2022
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

Private Collections in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, New York and London​