“Things are always either black or white. The grey in between is only a confusion.”
Maria Viktor favours a one colour palette of black only, leaving the negative space created by the white canvas, to do the rest. Motivated by the belief that in life, things are either black or white, right or wrong, hot or cold, the artist strives to create clean, strong, uncompromisingly beautiful works.
In August 2017 Viktor’s first solo exhibition, THE MOST COLOURFUL THING, was a sell-out success, when 36 paintings sold in just 5 days. In April this year, Cape Town loved Maria Viktor’s AFRICA IN MY HEART exhibition, when all but two artworks sold.
“Knowing only gray, you conclude that all grays are the same shade. You mock the simplicity of the two-color view, yet you replace it with a one-color view….”