‘Many people say my paintings look photo-realist but it’s not what I’m trying to achieve. I’m trying to make the viewer enter my reality.’
While his artistic language owes a debt to the past, in content Griffiths rigorously addresses the issues of the twenty-first century. Large complex canvases, packed with detail, expose the immoralities and pretences of our time. Many of his images appear to echo familiar religious iconography. However, their symbolism reflects a modern quest for redemption - from the overriding self-obsession and consumerism of contemporary society, with its vanity and greed, addictions and needless suffering.