In Twinkles, Miss Van has gone from painting the curvy, enticing pin-ups in the streets of Toulouse, to producing the melancholic and subtle works showcased at her latest exhibition at the 18 Gallery in Shanghai and the Magda Danysz Gallery in Paris. Together with an insightful introduction by Magda Danysz, as well as an exclusive look at many paintings that were not featured in the exhibition, the book presents an immersive and encapsulating transition into the renowned artist’s new, darker style.
Vanessa Alice (aka Miss Van) was born in 1973 in Toulouse. Based in Barcelona, she has been painting street art and graffiti since the age of 20. Her particular style of Pop Surrealism focuses on portraits of fictional women, each of whom are partially transformed and bear the characteristics of animals.
“I’m evolving and growing up with my paintings. It’s the only way, when you paint with emotions and feelings. I’m trying to be true with myself.” – Miss Van