Vanessa Smith Mysterious Paintings Of Mundane Interiors With A Window View On Haunting Monochrome Landscapes

‘I like to think the interiors I depict in my paintings bring together the mysterious and the mundane, whether it be a deserted cafe or dimly-lit living room, these spaces are imbued with an eerie tension. Devoid of people, there are suggestions of life or habitation, a smoking cigarette, a glowing light, a door left ajar, all hint at a fractured narrative. The window-view monochrome landscapes increase the sense of isolation, their bleak subjects, burning cars, industrial wasteland, deserted roads, are evocative of an aftermath as seen in Science Fiction films or crime scenes. Although there is undoubtably a sense of the macabre in my work, I have a congenial relationship with this aspect; I find a beauty in the stillness and silence.

Vanessa Smith mysterious paintings of mundane interiors with a window view on haunting monochrome landscapes
Astral Motel
Vanessa Smith mysterious paintings of mundane interiors with a window view on haunting monochrome landscapes
Red Falcon
Vanessa Smith mysterious paintings of mundane interiors with a window view on haunting monochrome landscapes
Kettle and Nest
Vanessa Smith mysterious paintings of mundane interiors with a window view on haunting monochrome landscapes
Bathroom 3
Vanessa Smith mysterious paintings of mundane interiors with a window view on haunting monochrome landscapes
Ghost Road

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