The figurative painter Mitch Griffiths combines Old Master tradition with modern social concerns in a powerful imagery fitting for the 21st Century.

Mitch Griffiths' iconography of the 21st century
- SEP 17, 2013

Mitch Griffiths is a modern day master of figurative painting. Drawing from his studies in fine arts, he uses composition, light and poses that are normally found in Old Master paintings and traditional iconography. But Griffiths brings them the context of the 21st Century by creating a powerful imagery that explores contemporary concerns and social concepts.

Mitch Griffiths' iconography of the 21st century

©Mitch Griffiths, Rehabilitation

Griffiths proves that the iconography of these images is the perfect artistic expression for a society dominated by the image. Each piece explores the power of the image in relation to popular contemporary culture through strong messages with a high visual impact. Griffiths deals with concepts like fame, nationalism and consumerism, among others, depicted in a direct and explicit manner. Each painting house a complex symbolism that not only reflects the issues that most affect modern society, but also shows that traditional iconography has not lost its place in our visual culture.

Mitch Griffiths' iconography of the 21st century

©Mitch Griffiths, Flag Girl

Mitch Griffiths' iconography of the 21st century

©Mitch Griffiths

Mitch Griffiths' iconography of the 21st century

©Mitch Griffiths

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