Henry Mandell’s Mandell’s pairings and drawings are focused on the exploration of experimental artistic practices, the human condition, scientific principles and their merging effect on our lives, pioneering unique approaches to creating abstract artworks..
All of the paintings began as stories, poems, or written data. Using digital tools, transforming line by line, letter by letter, the characters of selected source text into visually compelling abstract imagery. The first step in transforming what is known into the unknown, experimenting and painting without the use of iterative code. All creative decisions remain with the artist’s hand and mind, establishing Mandell’s wide visual vocabulary with digital painting.
Henry Mandell was born in New York City and received a BFA in Fine Art from Ithaca College. He then studied art at The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design in New York City. Mandell’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including Lanoue Gallery in Boston, Judith Charles Gallery In New York, Brintz Gallery in Palm Beach, the Museum Of Fine Arts Boston and University of Michigan Museum of Art. His work is held by museum, corporate and private collections. His studio is currently located in the Pacific Northwest
As the Project Manager for The Estate of Mark Rothko, Mandell has established digital archives of the artist’s artworks, writings and photographs as well as managing digital assets, reproductions and licensing of Rothko’s work in support of The Collections of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.