Lyric Star Stella

Viktor Mitic | Belgrade, Serbia
Pool Area, Toronto Marriott Markham (170 Enterprise)
Materials: Up-cycled aluminum, steel, spray paint + varnish

Viktor Mitic was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He was classically trained in art schools in Europe before moving to Canada in his early twenties. He earned an art degree from the University of Toronto and has spent the last 20 years creating a remarkable body of artwork.

Mitic’s work combines aesthetic art and the creative forces of destruction. There is also a performance aspect to many of his pieces, as many of his paintings are finished with live ammunition from firearms that he shoots at the canvas.

Mitic also experiments with the elemental forces of nature, as seen in his acid rain paintings. His work, sometimes featuring provocative images intended to push boundaries, has received international recognition. He has exhibited in both private and public galleries, including the Toronto International Art Fair, Gallery Moos, The Armory Show (NYC), Art Chicago, Odon Wagner Gallery, New Brunswick Museum, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and most recently at Deluca Fine Art Gallery in an exhibition entitled “Point Blank: Art or War”.

Lyric Star Stella combines cut aluminum structure, car paint colour and shaped metal forms. Shapes and spaces between create multiple levels of depth and animated space. It references the industrial and the machine but assembled so it becomes a pure language where forms and shapes, each unique, interact and inter-relate. The result is a constructed composite spatial dynamic. Drawing in space, presenting a series of 3-dimensional points of reference builds scale structurally into an imagined and infinite scape.

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