Mitch Griffiths


    • Male
    • Painter


    About the artist

    Mitch Griffiths was born in Nuneaton in 1971 and had an early passion for drawing that was fostered by his school, which he represented in various art competitions. Planning for a career in art, he enrolled at South Devon College, completing a Diploma in Graphic Design in 1987. This was followed by a Higher National Diploma in Illustration at Southampton Institute. His initial work as a commercial illustrator, on projects that ranged from magazine covers to murals, was supplemented by a variety of temporary jobs, such as sheet metal work, which brought in more reliable income.

    While his artistic language owes a debt to the past, in content Griffiths rigorously addresses the issues of the twenty-first century. Large, complex canvases, packed with detail, expose the immoralities and pretences of our time. Many of his images appear to echo familiar religious iconography. However, their symbolism reflects a modern quest for redemption from the overriding self-obsession and consumerism of contemporary society, with its vanity and greed, addictions and needless suffering.

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