Miss Van Paints Mujer Pajaro V

1xRun Thru Interview
Mujer Pajaro V by Miss Van

1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is the original still for sale?
Miss Van:  The original Mujer Pajaro V is the first piece that has been sold at my Glamorous Darkness show that was this past May of 2014 at Stolen Space Gallery in London.

The original piece was made using acrylic on canvas. I am especially affectionate towards this piece because I totally improvised it directly onto the canvas with no idea of what it was going to turn into. Initially I was struggling, changing elements and colors a few times. I didn’t expect it to be a great piece as it wasn’t easily flowing…but in the end it’s one of my favorites from this series.



All Photos by Monsieur Mitri


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1xRun: How long did the piece take?
Miss Van:  It took me 2 days to consider this piece finished.

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1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
Miss Van:  The pink background. The pyramidal composition. The way the characters are floating. The drama and emotion in the empty eyes. The harmony and fusion between the mother and the baby bird. The dark feeling contrasting the bright background.

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1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
Miss Van:  Because it’s a classic peaceful iconic Miss Van piece. The pyramidal composition makes it stable, relaxing and endless for the viewer to stare at. It’s also a bit dreamy with the blurry water bottom effect.

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1xRun: Describe the piece in one gut reaction word.
Miss Van:  Mystical.


1xRun: What have you been up to since our last release Wild At Heart ?
Miss Van: A few shows, some big walls, travels and studio work…my routine!  wynwood

1xRun: Any recent murals you’d like to highlight?
Miss Van: I had a big wall in Wynwood Miami. I had a big wall that I did with CiroSchu in my home town Toulouse for an event from Mister Freeze, and “Bien Bonitas de Paris” at Le Mur d’Oberkampf in Paris.



1xRun: Any recent exhibitions or events that you had?
Miss Van: I just had my Glamorous Darkness show in London at Stolen Space Gallery in May. I also recently had a show with Studio Store in Barcelona which was a 10 year retrospective of all of my prints. I will also be curating Summer Times a 14-person group show that will be at Yusto Giner Galeria in Marbella, Spain.

1xRun: How about for the rest of the year, do you have any big plans coming up?
Miss Van: mmmmm…it’s still a secret :)

1xRun: Where else can people find you?
Miss Van:  WebsiteTwitter @La_Miss_Van – Instagram @vanessa_alice

All photos courtesy of Monsieur Mitr