Miss Van (Vanessa Alice, b. 1973)
La Symphonie Des Songes, 2017
Hand finished, hand colored etching on chine-collé using Shoin Bis 40 gsm Japanese handmade paper and Somerset velvet 300 gsm
Edition of 20
Published by Goldmark Atelier, Ian Wilkinson (master printer)
25.18 x 18.89 in (64 x 48 cm)
Miss Van started wall-painting at the age of 20, in 1993, initiating the feminine movement in Street Art. Originating from Toulouse, France and having spent most of her artistic life in Barcelona, Spain.
Miss Van has travelled the world painting her instantly recognizable women on the streets, as well as on canvas. She has exhibited extensively for decades worldwide in Europe, America and Asia.
Recent artistic pursuits have taken Miss Van to Los Angeles, Miami, Spain and Brazil, which hallmarks a recent return to street art, after several years spent solely painting in the studio, charging her new works with increased depth, emotion and an elevated romantic darkness and delicacy. Her iconic sultry female characters reappear in sensual yet dark animal masks and evolving environments.
In a gauzy romantic compositions, they carry a surreal quality of burlesque, resonating with a beautiful synergy of rawness, softness and emotion.