A heart-shaped symbol in bright purple and royal blue crowns a stack of sculptural pieces in this playful abstract work created by Viktor Mitic. Purple Heart was inspired from photos and sketchings he made of the paint marks found on the floor and walls of his Toronto studio. Mitic manipulated those images using a computer and painted the steel symbols in his signature bright modern colours—hot pink, turquoise, royal blue, white and a touch of 24 kt. gold plate.
“I would go back and forth between paper and computer and at one point I would paint them in vibrant contrasting colors. I would look for something in color and in shapes that would make the whole structure dynamic and live.” Viktor Mitic
Serbian-born Viktor Mitic earned a BFA from the University of Toronto in 1995 with 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 in Toronto. His work is held in corporate, private, and public collections.