Originating from Toulouse, France, Miss Van started wall-painting at the age of 20, in 1993. Having spent most of her artistic life in Barcelona, she is a key figure in initiating the feminine movement in Street Art.
Miss Van has travelled the world painting her instantly recognisable women on the streets, as well as on canvas. She has exhibited extensively for decades worldwide in Europe, USA and Asia. Miss Van’s artistic pursuits have taken her to Los Angeles, Miami, Spain and Brazil, after several years spent solely painting in her studio. This has charged her works with increased depth, emotion and an elevated romantic darkness and delicacy.
Her iconic sultry female characters reappear in sensual yet dark animal masks and evolving environments. In gauzy romantic compositions, they carry a surreal quality of burlesque, resonating with a beautiful synergy of rawness, softness and emotion. Overtime, her characters have changed and developed, shifting from a more cartoon like aesthetic, to a further layered and romanticised artistic style. Her colour palette has strength in earthy tones, punctuated by soft jewel tones and pastels.
“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.