Above: Title Unknown, Lina Iris VIktor. Image found here.
Above: The Pattern of The Universe Is Paved In Gold by Lina Iris Viktor, 2014.
London/New York/Geneva-based artist Lina Iris Viktor is a woman with a vision. Her works are only ever done in black, white, blue, and gold–24 karat gold (she’s using the actual precious metal folks, not just gold-tinted paint).
If you find her works hypnotic, there’s a good reason for it. Viktor creates her art,
“Through the use of basic geometric forms, square, circle, triangle etc, that appear in an array of variations, sizes, and repetitive pattern structures she builds an idiosyncratic visual landscape across multiple mediums”
Above: Venus V Aphrodite by Lina Iris Viktor, 2014
Above: The Power of 3, 6, & 9 by Lina Iris Viktor, 2014.
There’s much more to it than meets the eye. Her work melds several different philosophies together,
“Governed by a purist color palette, her work considers the natural laws, hermetic philosophies, mathematic & scientific principles, and seeks to instill a divine order to all around her.”
Above: Transcending Time & The Gold Ratio by Lina Iris Viktor, 2014
We love how her work, inspired by all these classical subjects, is also infused with her own presence and image. Women of colour have long been ignored in Western art history, so it is both inspiring and refreshing to see Viktor insert herself into a long tradition.
Victoria Victoria Beckham lace up dress, 985 CAD / Helmut Lang genuine leather legging, 465 CAD / Jeffrey Campbell pre owned designer shoes, 78 CAD / Versace leather crossbody handbag, 1,145 CAD / Special occasion earrings, 22,485 CAD / Gold bracelet bangle, 200 CAD / Tory Burch polish jewelry, 390 CAD / Kate Spade multicolor ring, 105 CAD / Smoke & Mirrors leopard print glasses, 430 CAD
Quotes and nearly all paintings from Lina Iris Viktor’s website here.