Lina Viktor’s Art Is Nothing Short Of Victorious

Lina Viktor is the artist to watch, so we’re stoked to be sharing our interview with her!

Photography by Lina Viktor.

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What medium do you enjoy painting with the most?
I paint and gild with 24-karat gold on canvas. Up until now, as far as painting goes, canvas has been my medium. But I am now beginning a journey into the third dimension and working on sculptures and 3D objects.

Your art is like M.I.A. with a paintbrush. What music do you listen to when you paint?
I listen to music that envelops me, makes me feel like a conqueror, or gives me throwback ‘90s vibes—artists like Phillip Glass, James Blake, Björk, Woodkid, Kelela. But mostly I listen to/watch science and nature documentaries.

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Who are your top five favorite artists of all-time?
Yves Klein, Constantin Brancusi, Frida Kahlo, Martha Graham and Jeff Koons.

What piece is your favorite in your new collection?
A piece called Golden Age, my second painting made entirely out of 24-karat gold. Usually I mix gold with acrylic and gouache paints, but this piece is all gold. I actually kept it—I keep one work from each series so it is now part of my collection.

What is next for you?
I am shooting an art film this fall that will debut at the Versace mansion during Miami Art Basel in December.

How would you describe yourself in three words?
Insatiable, loner and cerebral.

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