Mitch Griffiths - Halcyon Gallery
09 May 2013
Mitch Griffiths, They love me, they love me not
In an age where fame is the most desired commodity available, whether it be on the red carpet, on your computer, your phone or your favourite t-shirt, Mitch Griffiths uses oil painting to address identity and inclusion. By exploring beauty and celebrity culture, ‘Griffiths is holding up a mirror to society’ and the result is both beautiful and disturbing. The artist employs a hyper-realist technique and chiaroscuro to encourage the viewer to enter a new reality which contains neither famous nor unknown figures. This new body of work on display at Halcyon Gallery is entitled ‘Iconostasis’ and attempts to unfold ‘the blatant distinction between an individual’s desired perception of themselves and how they are actually seen’. This thought-provoking collection will be on display 16th May - 2nd June.