Mia Vallance

JO-HS Residency April 2023

In a deluge of malvoyant pigments and brushstrokes, Mia Vallances’ abstract paintings manage to give us something to hold on to. Favouring monochromatic washes, her pictures are rich with the pigments she has chosen, subtly shifting from one colour to the next, as our eyes make out the confused and yet uncomplicated arrangements she is describing to us. Her recent work  involves painting in thin and watery layers of paint that seep and bleed into the canvas. The paint is guided roughly by Vallance yet is able to travel a little as if having a voice of its own, responding in the conversation between her and us.

-Text written by Esme Blair

Interview with Mia ︎︎︎