Lina Viktor Arcadia: Into The Blue
LINA VIKTOR ARCADIA: Into The Blue
December 2-7 at SCOPE Miami Beach Booth G21
Lina Viktor’s solo booth, ARCADIA: Into The Blue is an immersive visual experience that invites us into her golden world paved with a commanding blue hue.
Viktor debuted the ARCADIA series at her first solo exhibition earlier this year at Gallery 151 in Chelsea, and has since expanded on the body of work with four new paintings. Arcadia is an idyllic paradise of visual harmonies, expressed through the universal truth of the Euclid and Pythagoras’ golden ratio.
The ancient Greeks believed that there existed only three key components of beauty: symmetry, proportion & harmony. This triad of principles is at the core of Viktor’s paintings. Attuned to beauty as an object of love, the Greeks emulated and reproduced it to the best of their ability in their education, architecture, and politics. Viktor seeks to modernize these concepts through neoclassical design.
Her studio production integrates the labor-intensive, ancient technique of hand gilding. Using digital technology & lithography to map out her underlying compositions, Viktor meticulously applies 7 layers of 24-karat gold to each of her canvases. Once complete, Viktor works with craftsmen to meticulously frame her work. Each painting has a unique triptych frame created that is handmade, hand gilded and/or painted, and imported from Rome, Italy.
In ARCADIA: Into the Blue, Viktor explores concepts of infinity and greatness. The symmetry of our solar system and the golden ratio found in nature inspires Viktor’s creative process. Continually searching for knowledge of the universe and its composition, Viktor questions our place in the cosmos and imagines possible theories through her work.
One of the most striking elements of Viktor’s paintings is her use of 24-karat gold. Most of the Earth’s gold lies at its core, the metal’s high density having made it sink there in our planet’s youth. Virtually all gold discovered is considered to have been deposited by meteorites that contained the element. In essence Viktor is painting with metal from fallen stars.
Through each of her paintings, Viktor is unlocking visual portals with noble notions of what life could be if we each underwent our own personal renaissance and believed in true abundant nature of the universe. Yves Klein has been an inspiration for Viktor, finding the blue he uses to seek out pure energy. He has described this shade of blue by saying “blue has no dimensions, it is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not… blue suggests at most the sea and sky, and they, after all, are in actual visible nature what is more abstract.” The iconic blue creates a void, and Viktor reclaims that void and makes it all her own. In that void one can gain their full power.