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The human condition and questions of identity are central to Victoria Cantons’ work. Through painting, she investigates themes of power, identity, and male and female perceptions of each other. She is interested in the dialogue between painting’s contemporary iterations and its histories, and uses a range of mediums, including drawing, writing and photography.

The human condition and questions of identity are central to Victoria Cantons’ work. Through figurative painting, she investigates themes of power, identity, and male and female perceptions of each other. She is interested in the dialogue between painting’s contemporary iterations and its histories, and uses a range of mediums, including drawing, writing and photography to navigate between intuitive, intellectual, and aesthetic content informed by a multinational, cultural and religious background. 

 

In 2021, she completed an MFA at Slade, University of London after studying a BA at Wimbledon College of Art. She has exhibited widely, in both established and cutting-edge contemporary galleries including Saatchi Gallery, The White Cube, The Royal Academy, Flowers Gallery and Guts Gallery. In October 2020, and again this year she curated the Slade Graduate showcase as a part of London Grads Now at the Saatchi Gallery. 

 

She was selected as one of the “Six artists reshaping our way or seeing” by the Financial Times and chosen as one of four artists to represent the spirit and issues of the FT Weekend Festival in September 2021. Her painting, A way to keep what’s vital from being lost or Sometimes all I think about is you was featured on 1200 tote bags given to the festival’s visitors. She received the Felix Slade Scholarship in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Chadwell Award in 2021. @victoriacantons

 

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