Victoria Cantons - Some things you shouldn't get too good at or where the sky and the big city meet (after Fragonard), 2020 (detail)

Victoria Cantons

Figurative Art

November 20, 2020

Victoria Cantons is a British cross-disciplinary artist with primarily a painting practice that can be best described as figurative and colorist with political undercurrents. The human condition, gender, and social identity are at the core of her work, and the paintings are also created while looking through a filter of contemporary art as well as western art history. Cantons’ works may be based on photographs, sometimes her own and sometimes found imagery. They often begin with simple drawings and questions. During painting, the source image is conceptually emptied and replaced with a new interpretation. Through painting, she seeks to translate her feelings into something real and tangible. Victoria Cantons studied at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, where she earned her BA in Fine Art: Painting and she is currently enrolled in MFA in Painting at Slade School of Art, University College London.

Featured image: Victoria Cantons - Some things you shouldn't get too good at or where the sky and the big city meet (after Fragonard), 2020 (detail). Oil on Linen. 35 x 30 x 3.3 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Artistellar