Since graduating with a BA in Fine Art: Painting from Central Saint Martins and a Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2010). Vanessa Mitter has exhibited internationally.
In her paintings of her new exhibition 'Unquiet Brides' at Unit G Gallery Vanessa Mitter deliberately question the language of kitsch as an element of beauty. Her paintings are both exuberantly high-octane in terms of colour, but mordant in terms of their conceptual approach. In a painting such as Havisham, the reconfigured Miss Havisham is presented as the central figure, a young woman, engulfed, not only by multiple layers of floral patterning, but by two other young women; her invented sisters. Miss Havisham is re-imagined as a figure who is not old and fading. Endless layers of patterning, collage and gaudy colouring are deliberately extreme, to the point where the paintings, when viewed in the flesh, are almost too vivid, too excessive.
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