Miss Van: Twinkles

Miss Van: Twinkles
Library Shelf Location 18.MISS
Publication Date 2010
Description This is the first book by Miss Van, which covers her works from Stole Heart (2008) to Twinkles (2010). “By painting a world of tears and masks - as Magda Danysz wrote in the book’s introduction - Miss Van has always centered her painting on the feminine, autobiographical, figure. Miss Van’s art carries a lot of symbols in form of flowers and animals. In her Twinkles series Miss Van has used a lot of flowers, from green soothing large plants to intense red, almost sexual, exotic flowers. Miss Van’s visual form, recognizable in the fact that it is insisting on color, vitality and beauty, shows that life is always worth living - no matter how painful it can be. The bright colors of this multicolored world reflect the joy of it all”. Miss Van has gone from painting the curvy, enticing pin-ups in the street of Toulouse, to painting the melancholic and subtle works of this new exhibition. Her various travels and encounters have enriched her already complex world. Thanks to her past year exhibitions in Barcelona, Los Angeles, san Diego, Mexico, London or Paris, she has found many new sources of inspiration. Not only has she been influenced by the contemporary artists with whom she has shared many privileged moments, she has also orrowed the techniques and subtle lighting effects of great artists of the past, focusing her work more on the quality of her painting and less on self-asserting herself as is the common in street art. With this new series she has undergone a beautiful evolution towards a more mature and refined style of painting, but without ever losing touch with her street art origins. Miss Van once again exhibits a melancholic collection of painings. As always women are the centre of attention. By adding a generous dose of coquetry and mischief to the ingredients of her work, she manages to bring out all the glamour, sensuality and sparkle of the female character she has created.
ISBN 9788888493787
Quantity 1
Pages 88
Author Magda Danysz
Format Hardback
Publisher Drago
Related Artist Miss Van
Category Graffiti/Street Art
Language English

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