Stella Vine at Modern Art Oxford

Stella Vine
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Stella Vine's show at Modern Art Oxford is the first chance to see the range of work that she's produced over the four short years that her career (at least in the public eye) stretches. The first thing is that it instantly dispels the twin ideas that she can neither paint nor come up with engaging subject matter. This was the first time in a long time that I had the sense of entering the alternative universe and point of view that art can give us. It's a dark but absurd world of a dripping Kate Moss, Pete D as harlequin, Princess Di as a dripping pleading emotional sponge as well as other characters (a boss-eyed Superman, a mis-proportioned Spiderman) I hadn't seen before.