Miss Van – Vanessa Alice Bensimon — Barcelona, Spain
“Giving away something for everyone and no one at the same time is the best feeling ever.”
Miss Van, Vanessa Alice Bensimon (also known as Vanessa Castex), born in 1973 in Toulouse, France is considered one of the best known painters of the graffiti scene. She started wall painting in the streets of Toulouse at the age of 18. Her drawings are of sloe-eyed women, covering a varied array of female forms and expressing many different emotions. Her work has provoked a negative reaction from some feminists due to the portrayal of women in her graffiti.