Monday, April 26, 2010

It's only after you've lost everything, are you free to do anything.

Mitch Griffiths

I sometimes think that in today's art world, alot of artists have forgotten the significance of realism. I really love an artist with complete control over his or her technique above all things. It makes the artist's message so much more breathtaking.
Mitch Griffith's work talks about consumerism and capitalism in today's world in a breathtaking and iconic way. His use of colour, particularly in the last picture reminds me of the work of the Baroque painters.
The use of religious symbolism amalgamated with the 'icons' of consumerism creates a breathtaking and poignant message. His work is filled with patriotic imagery...a young woman holding on to the grubby threads of the Union Jack, her last and only solace in a world driven mad by War.

I'm excited by Grffiths because I think that we're on the same page, artistically and ideologically, and it's been a while since that has happened.

To view more of his breathtaking work, click here.


AuberginesAndLemons said...

These pictures are the strongest stuff I've seen in ages! Rather strongest photographs I've ever seen.

Alexxander said...

OH MY god!!! thanks....soo the next year I will study to Paris...for 6 months...I have a can go to paris for meet je te faisse une route by Alexx pouuuuur Paris oh la la hahaha

bisous, à bientôt


Alexxander said...

I and mee have a similar perception of and amour pour laduréee bien sur!!!

Laia Chic said...

I love this artist =) A few years ago I saw a painting of his in an exhibition of new artists in Barcelona museum and impressed me greatly ... truth is simply great

Nikhat said...

Incredible pictures...and though I am not at all familiar with the artist, the Chuck Palanhuik ideal fits perfectly. I just am so blown away by the pictures.