120 x 91 cm
Oil on canvasThe Soul Purpose
122 x 91 cm
Oil on canvasSee No Evil
120 x 100 cm
Oil on canvasSee No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil
Oil on canvasConsequences
70 x 60 cm
Oil on canvasHMS Pride (detail)
121 x 93 cm
Oil on canvasBridge Of Genes
145 x 108 cm
Oil on canvasCutting Edge
105 x 82 cm
Oil on canvasEager Hands Meagre Hearts
153 x 102 cm
Oil on canvas21st Century Boy
123 x 92 cm
Oil on canvas
Blatantly scattering his works with trademarks from brand names including Nike, Coca Cola and American Express as he tackles subjects such as drug abuse, sexual deviance, self-harming and the crucifixion, Griffiths’ work is destined to upset the big boys of business.
Mitch himself says he welcomes any backlash on his attack on the way we live our consumer driven lives:
“So what if the big brands don’t like the way I’ve used their image. They have to understand that their trademarks and logos are the icons of our time and as an artist, if I am to truly represent what I consider to be the biggest problems facing our society today, then it is only natural that these products and their related brand identities will come into play in my work. If I were hosting a debate on the effects of television, then I would have no compunction against referencing Big Brother or the dumbing down effects of daytime TV talk shows. The fact is that I am an artist and I deal with the instantly-recognisable visual to get my message across.
”Brian Sewell declares his work as being of “substantial authority” while David Lee, founder and editor of the satirical art newspaper “Jackdaw” and previously editor of the Art Review makes even bolder claims for Griffiths’ longevity and future success, saying that:
“In the future viewers of art will have far more idea of the way we live now and what tortured our thoughts from Griffiths’ work than they ever will from any Turner Prize winner”.