ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN, Bratislava / Prague
As an artist I would characterize myself more imaginary then conceptual one. I think that subject, with power of imaginative potential, can change the values of society more than the calculated strategies, of which we are the witnesses in our economic and political system. I rely on rough material aesthetics and its transmission into variety of image statements.
I'm deriving inspiration and energy flow from various subcultures across the world, as well as I'm inspired and interested in Czech and world art history.
In recent works I focus on relation between figurative and abstract. These two concept overlap, blend and mutually exchange one another. Figure is not depicted as palpable body but as an abstract fluid or shining aura. I move within various tempos of developing a painting, for instance moving from volatility towards many hours of concentration, from nervous marks toward slow gestures.
The wholeness of my works is usually mediation of disparate fragments glued together with sensual experiencing of painters means such as color, brush marks or material I paint on. Behind this so called traditional mission of painting I listen to the urge of living momentum and try to catch the disintegration of time and space as particular storm of images.
— Viktorie Langer, 2018