New Drive in Acoustic Art from Holistic Mural Artist
Acoufelt is very pleased to announce that internationally renowned New York based artist, Mitchell Schorr, has been appointed as a 2019 foundational artist for the Acoufelt Acoustic Art Project.
Schorr has become highly respected for his mural work and for his urban art interpretation of cars. His “Da Race” mural series has been displayed at more than 100 locations worldwide – and throughout NYC and Detroit — inspiring the painting, Ice Cream Truck, currently on view and part of the permanent collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 2017, Schorr painted Da Race to NYC live at Rockefeller Center for Ferrari’s 70th anniversary after creating the Da Race to the East live in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong in 2015. Schorr has also muraled Da Race in Grand Rapids and Vermont after commissions by GM and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to paint Da Race on the Riverfront and GM’s Headquarters at the Renaissance Center.
“The curators of the Acoustic Art project were highly impressed with his artwork”, says Ben Grace, Global Managing Director of Acoufelt. “I think it is the way that his subjects connect with people in an emotive way – they are fun and clearly representative of urban street art in its most literal form.”
His murals have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, ArtNews, Details, MSNBC, WCBS, UPN 9, MSG Networkon NY1’s New Yorker of the Week, Fox 5’s Good Day New York and in the movie “New York, I Love You”.
The work of Mitchell Schorrhas also been observed by leading academics, particularly his mural work. In “On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City” (University Press of Mississippi, 2009), authors Janet Braun-Reinitz, Amy Goodman, Jane Weissman write:
“People enter, rather than view, Schorr’s faraway landscapes, which literally envelop New York’s distinctly urban parks (p. 163)… Schorr, not content with one wall, looks at the total site. Every surface, fence, and pavement are potential components in his grand environmental schemes (p. 164).”
The multi-surface holistic approach that Schorr brings to his mural work has a clear parallel with the Acoufelt approach to Making Quiet™.
“The Acoufelt approach to solving acoustic problems for our clients is also holistic”, says Ben Grace. “We have our Acoustic FWC™ philosophy that looks at working, learning and living spaces as cubes with six sides; a floor, four walls and a ceiling. Like Mitchell’s holistic approach to his murals, we don’t allow our clients to be constrained by any surface. We look at all surfaces as a potential means of absorbing unwanted noise”.
Acoufelt is constantly looking for ways to eliminate compromise – specifically the compromise that prevent interior designers and architects from designing for the ears as well as the eyes. The Acoufelt Acoustic Art project is a demonstration of how Acoufelt can eliminate compromise with its QuietPrint™ capability, delivering instant action in reducing noise in working, learning and living spaces.
To view Mitchell’s Acoustic Art collection, click below.