My studio practice over the last several years has been focused conceptually on the language of masculinity in our culture.
Icons of masculinity, such as a football player, a policeman, the Marlboro man, a truck driver, and characters in action movies and television shows, have defined our views of masculinity. My work uses these immediately recognizable and historically established icons as universal representations of masculinity, but doubt is inserted into each icon through a combination of imagery, symbols, and text. These perceived masculine contradictions, where established identities are disputed by innuendo, form the foundation of my work.
– Kevin Mitchell
I currently live and work in Memphis, Tennessee.