Vanessa Castex, AKA Miss Van, is one of the most prominent painters in the Toulouse graffiti scene.
Without exception all her throw ups are of women, covering a varied array of female forms and expressing many different emotions. Miss Van, who began graffiti in 1993, was the originator of this style of wall painting in Toulouse which has now been taken on and adapted by other Toulouse artists such as Kat and Lus. It's just one facet of a thriving graffiti scene in Tolouse, but it has probably gained the most world wide acclaim for their work. She has gone on to exhibit canvases in galleries across France and Europe.
Miss Van has so far resisted the pressure to become a brand first and an artist second. Other than experimenting with a collaborative project for Fornarina, she seldom takes on projects outside the immediate sphere of her drawings and paintings. In a refreshing display of candor, she is not shy at all about her stance at the intersection between art and commerce, noting, "I don’t want to make so many products. I don’t want to become a brand. I am just an artist." - Wikipedia / TRIG. MAG.
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