Images of contemporaries in the harsh Renaissance of Mitch Griffiths
Categories: ExhibitionBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/images-of-contemporaries-in-the-harsh-renaissance-of-mitch-griffiths
British hyperrealist artist Mitch Griffiths paints large paintings with amazing, iconographic images. His canvases are similar to the works of Caravaggio and Titian, but they depict our contemporaries. Despite the quite recognizable images, each painting of the master is imbued with mythological mysticism.
Griffiths' works are very time-consuming, because they are all large and created with oil paints on canvas. The compositions built by the author are impeccable, and the detail is amazing. The artist draws inspiration from modernity, but conveys images in a classical interpretation. Together with the predominance of dark colors and the mournful faces of the heroes, this creates an atmosphere of a real renaissance.
Griffiths' painting is not clear to everyone. Some consider his paintings almost blasphemy. This is not surprising, because the artist often refers to human vices: alcoholism, drug addiction, debauchery, vanity, but puts them in almost iconographic images. But even those who consider his paintings "ideologically harmful" cannot deny the author's talent and skill.
If you liked the work of Griffiths, then you will surely like the work of another "master of vice" — David Michael Bowers.