More Works By Viktor Mitic Mixed Media on Canvas 2020
42 × 24 in 106.68 × 60.96 cm

About Marc

Taking caricature portraiture to a new level, Viktor Mitic has portrayed 'Marc' in the guise of a zombified 1950s radio announcer. The bright blocks of colour combined with the burned-out cavities left by bullets create provocative tension between the playful vacuity of pop and the destructive violence associated with the gun. Strategically executed bullet holes pierce the canvas creating a friction between creation and destruction and asking the viewer to confront ideas surrounding the normalization and glorification of violence in contemporary culture. In February 2024, Mitic was featured in the article 'The Art of Viktor Mitic' from Nanette's New Life Blog. Read the article

“Mitic, though he chooses not to identify as an activist, seeks to contribute to the sobering discussion of violence as integral in pop culture, and the absurdity of commodifying death and tools of destruction.” Laura Thipphawong, Artist, Writer and Historian

Viktor Mitic is a Canadian artist who was born in Serbia. As a young man, he attended various art schools for classical training in Europe. After immigrating to Canada at age 20, he earned a BFA from the University of Toronto in 1995 and took additional studies in art history at Sheridan College. He has exhibited his post-Pop inspired paintings, prints and colourful abstract sculptures at the Muramatsu Gallery in Tokyo, The Armory Show in NYC, Art Chicago and Toronto. His work is held in corporate, private, and public collections.