covers The Promised Land

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: People walk a tryptich by Mitch Griffiths at the Halcyon Gallery on April 26, 2010 in London, England. The exhibition 'The Promised Land' opens on 29th April and comprises 25 new paintings including portraits of actor Ray Winstone and his daughter Lois. The exhibition explores fame, nationalism and mass consumerism.

The work of contemporary artist Mitch Griffiths apprehends the viewer through a dissection of twenty first century existence.

Richly  detailed, viscerally layered canvases disclose scenes which simultaneously examine notions of empire, guilt, celebrity and first world entitlement; whilst proffering to expose the essential vacuity of a society drenched in mass media and consumed by consumption itself. Griffiths employs an unflinching high realism to pick apart ideas which promise to haunt with an unnerving familiarity.