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Kunstroute 2018

On Sepember 8 and 9 Viktor will participate in the Kunstroute Noordwest-Veluwe.
On this weekend, visitors can visit Viktor’s atelier, “browse” through his ouevre, and of course talk to Viktor about his work!

 

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Chianciano art biennale 2018

From August 11 to 19 Viktor participated in the Chianciano Bienniale 2018. Here Viktor was awarded the 3th place of the International Art Critics Award.

This article in “Ermelo van Nu” (in Dutch) covers the biennale and Viktor’s award: Majdandžić wint derde prijs Biennale Italië

 

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Media coverage and interviews with Viktor

The two retrospective exhibitions in May and June were covered by local media and gave rise to a number of interviews with Viktor:


This interview (in Dutch) was published in “de Stentor”: Viktor Majdandžić: schilderen is meditatie
It contains a nice video in which Viktor is working on a painting, explaining how his paintings are created.


This more extensive interview (also in Dutch) was published by “Ermelo van Nu”: Viktor Majdandžić zestig jaar kunstenaar
This interview too contains a great video (shown at the bottom) in which Viktor is interviewed while working on a painting.


This brief interview (in Dutch as well) with Viktor and his wife Pieneke was published in “Het Kontakt Ermelo”: Zestig jaar beeldend kunstenaar


Enjoy reading!

 

 

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Retrospective exhibition – Part II: Recent works and war paintings

The second part of the dual anniversary exhibition in Ermelo showed more recent paintings, dating from the last 20-25 years, as well as paintings made by Viktor during the Bosnian War (1992-1995). This exhibition also showed several more “sketchy” pencil drawings, most of which Viktor created on a single day in June 1989.

Together the two exhibitions provided a fascinating overview of the many developments and distinct phases in Viktor’s long career.

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Retrospective exhibition – Part I: Early works

In May and June, Viktor celebrated 60 years of exhibiting with two retrospective solo exhibitions in Ermelo. On the first exhibition, early paintings – dating from 1958 to the early 1990-s – as well as drawings and collages were shown. The opening, on May 12, was performed by Arnold van Verseveld, chairman of StEK (the Artists’ Collective Ermelo).

We look back with warm feelings at the well-attended opening, as well as at the exhibition!

 

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Upcoming: retrospective exhibition to celebrate 60 years of exhibiting

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Kunstroute and kunstweek

From September 2-4 Viktor will participate in the Kunstroute 2016 . For more information click here.

In addition, Viktor will participate in the kunstweek from November 5-13.

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Art critique by Karen Lappon on Viktor’s work

On the occasion of the Chianciano Art Biennale, Viktor received the following art critique by Karen Lappon:

“Viktor Majdandzic is an astounding abstract expressionist painter whose work goes beyond the sphere of visual art itself. In fact, his unique and bold geometric structures are embedded in biological and geological analogues.

He translates the mathematical code of nature to paint canvases that are a dreamlike juxtaposition of geometrical precision and beguiling sensual curves. The strikingly vibrant colours intensify the astonishing visceral impact of the work’s biological underpinnings.

V. Majdandzic 2 (2)The interplay of various circles, curves and lines is enhanced by multicoloured shadows which contribute to the effective play of the lines that appear to extend beyond the canvases. In his emphasis on colour and form, Viktor increases perspective and reminds us of avant-garde artist Lyubov Popova and her Cubo-futurism. The emotional effects of colour and the balance and natural harmony of the lines, together with the overlapping shapes, create a rhythmic pattern and a sense of speed and space typical of German Expressionist masters like Paul Klee and Lyonel Feininger.

The structural flow, the natural precision and the organic symmetry of Viktor’s compositions are set in motion by a potent and striking energy that originates from the artist’s creativity and study of the mysteries of nature and the universe. Viktor observes, deciphers and elaborates the world that surrounds us in order to propose it to us in his sublime oeuvre.

An artist whose great talent is overwhelming and intriguing beyond discussion. Observing his works is like a journey to the origins of life itself, like participating in the magic of creation, like the ultimate answer to the existential questions we ask ourselves. Astonishingly enlightening.”

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News from Italy

This month, Viktor participated in the Chianciano Art Biennale in Italy. For the this event, hosted by the Chianciano Art Museum, 120 artists from 40 countries were selected out of 2000 applicants. In addition, Viktor participated in the Premio delle Arti Donato Bramante exhibition in Rome. These events were very successful for Viktor in several ways. Among other things, Viktor’s work was awarded the third prize in the Leonardi Awards  in the category Painting on the Chianciano Biennale.

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New paintings from the last months!

Viktor cannot put as much time and physical effort into painting as he used to. This forces him to paint in a more patient, considerate way. His most recent works are delicate and balanced, yet intense – they seem to breathe a sense of calm thoroughness.

Have a look at the latest paintings in the updated 2014 -2015 gallery.

 

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