St Pete, FL
Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Fountain of Youth, repurposed found objects
Mark Mitchell’s Fountain of Youth is a satirical piece, poking fun at the tendency of so many aging Floridians who attempt to recapture their former youth. It focuses on two adults who, upon visiting the Fountain of Youth immerse themselves in the water and magically turn back the clock.
Mark Mitchell is an international artist and painter of Conceptual Pop Art. As a Pratt grad, SVA alum and former advertising creative director, he has spent his entire career honing his visual communication skills. Mitchell’s work has been exhibited during Miami Art Week’s Scope and Select Art Fairs, shared on SEE | ME digital displays at The Louvre and NYC’s Armory Arts Week, selected by pop-surrealism master Ron English for Baton Rouge Gallery and gained west coast exposure at bG Gallery, Santa Monica. Locally, Mark’s paintings have been awarded at Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Art Festival Beth-El in St Pete and featured on FOX13’s Good Day Tampa Bay. He is also a proud recipient of the Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant 2019-20 and current WADA member.
7 Questions with FLORIDARAMA artist Mark Mitchell on the Fairgrounds St. Pete blog