Vanessa Mitter

London, UK – Painting

Persephone, 2018-19

Oil, collage and pen on canvas

120  x 90 cm

£4500

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Vanessa Mitter’s paintings are both exuberantly high-octane in terms of colour, but mordant in terms of their conceptual approach. Mitter’s paintings put the female experience centre stage. In her paintings and performances, she is interested in interrogating the history, particularly, of Expressionist painting, and the gesture. The narrative elements in these paintings are often autobiographical; but veiled.

Internal Tuberose, 2020

Oil and pen on canvas

40 x 30 cm

£900

Nexus, 2019

Oil and pen on canvas

40×30 cm

£900

Roses (Fallopia Tuberose), 2019-20

Oil and pen on canvas

40 x 30 cm

£900

In Vanessa Mitter’s paintings, the personal is treated as a pliant material, a source of affect and investigation, but also of fiction and performance. Collage, paint and pigment find a way onto the canvas in ephemeral expressive gestures. – Alice Butler (Frieze Writer’s Prize, 2012)

Roses (Fallopia Tuberose), 2019-20 – Detail

Artist’s bio:

Vanessa Mitter is a painter and a performance artist, who lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA in Fine Art: Painting from Central Saint Martins and a Postgraduate Diploma and an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design. Selected exhibitions include: With Love, Paint Talk, Objects of Desire, ASC Gallery (London), The Lore of the Land, Churchgate Gallery (London), Mother Art Prize, Mimosa House (London), Velvet Ropes, David Risley Gallery (Copenhagen), Velvet Ropes at Athina Art Fair (Athens) through 0-0 Gallery (Los Angeles), Ornamental Neon at ASC Gallery (London), You Are Here, Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, The Lore of the Land, Churchgate Gallery (Somerset), Frivolous Convulsions, Turf Projects (London).