Mitelman's seemingly casual or ephemeral abstract mark-making aligns him with the work of the celebrated American artist Cy Twombly, whom he admires, but his work perhaps owes more to an early, arguably formative, admiration of the German/Swiss artist Paul Klee than anyone else. It also reflects a singular, obsessive, highly tactile and rarified sensibility that has not surprisingly found a remarkably diverse and extensive following amongst lovers and collectors of Australian art.
Mitelman has been the subject of several survey exhibitions and publications. He lives in Melbourne and exhibits nationally.
oil with scratching out on cream wove watercolour paper
25.2 x 28.4 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated c.r, sideways, incised "AM 81".
Signed and dated verso on sheet, pencil "1981/ AM/ ...".
Gift of Andrew Douglas 2009. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
© Allan Mitelman. Licensed by Copyright Agency