- "I See my Art as the Juncture of Painting, Sculpture and Drawing"
Jonathan Mandell is a fine art artist living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mandell’s talent lies in the implementation of fundamental fine art concerns, such as perspective, color composition, and drawing into the medium of mosaic. Utilizing such materials as glass shards, ceramic tile, semiprecious stones, minerals, mirror, and marbles, Mandell creates wall-mounted panels, which evolve into what he calls, “tactile paintings”. His grout lines act as drawing lines, bringing his imagery to life. The glass shards are not flat, but rather are convex and concave pieces. This allows for a study of the surface topography of the mosaic.
Mandell’s fine art mosaics can be seen on permanent display at the National Constitution Center, The National Liberty Museum, The University of Pennsylvania, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the McGraw Hill Company in New York, Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, Illinois, among other sites throughout the United States. His latest public project is a 5 ft. x 30 ft. mosaic created for the lobby of Pennswood Village, a senior living community in Newtown, Pa. The mosaic features the Pennswood campus nestled in the Bucks County landscape with various activities being featured.
In addition to Mandell’s studio practice, he has also taught at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts. Currently Jonathan is teaching at the Main Line Center for the Arts in Haverford, Pa.
His mosaics have been featured in The Bel Aire Hotel Magazine, Glass Art Magazine, and The Penn Gazette.
To learn more about Jonathan Mandell’s fine art tile and glass paintings, please contact the artist here.