By painting from within and harnessing randomness, Bittleston communicates the experience of seeing for the first time.
Contemporary Tachism: The Black and White Paintings of Misha Bittleston. Bittleston prefers black pigment, because of its purity and lack of different chromatic emotional and symbolic baggage. He prefers the viewer experience black, white, and infinite shades of grey, since it is "so much more like the real world in its boundless ambiguity, mystery, and . . . uncertainty". These non-objective paintings do not contain any overt social statements or political messages. Rather they invite contemplation of the process of their making and whatever the viewer imprints on to them, as in Rorschach inkblots. Bittleston did sums up his intentions thusly: "I paint to see in paint, not because I see things I want to paint.".