mitch wells

Three Kings

Mixed media

Three Kings is a triptych that celebrates the work of three electronic instrument pioneers: Tadao Kikumoto, Robert Moog, and Roger Linn. These inventors are amongst my heroes. Almost every piece of music produced in the last 25 years that includes either a synthesizer, a sample, or a drum machine, owes it's sound in no small way to the work of at least one, if not all three, of these pioneers. The artwork is a three panel multi-media piece, produced by:

  1. Painting iconographic likenesses of each engineer on separate canvases
  2. Attaching thousands of electronic parts to the canvases, reminiscent of the medieval mosaic style
  3. Professionally lighting and photographing each panel
  4. Drum scanning the resulting transparencies at maximum resolution
  5. Digitally touching up each panel
  6. Making gallery quality canvas prints

A massive print of this work is currently on display at halcyon the shop, 57 Pearl Street, in Dumbo/Brooklyn. It has been featured at MatrixSynth and SonicState.


Tightly cropped photographs of graphitti


Tightly cropped photographs of building material disintegrating

Toy Camera

NYC reflected in shop windows