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Rain Dance

The Rain Paintings of Viktor Mitic are a kind of “aleatory art” in which natural rain is the constant companion of the artist as he creates mostly non-figurative pieces. Working outside with his canvases on the ground under the random presence of rain, thunderstorms and even hail, he achieves remarkable results. It is as if several senses are at work, creating startling and calming effects from this inspired method. The intense inner mythic-like world he has constructed complements and includes nature. As Gary Michael Dault observes: “His pictures look like something you’ve seen before somewhere and, simultaneously, something you’ve never seen before.”

Included as an additional bonus is a film by Alaembic Productions, directed by Brahm Rosensweig of the artist at work, with commentary by Gary Michael Dault, art critic, author; Ewan Whyte, poet, writer; Pamela Edmonds, curator; Charles Pachter, artist, historian and Cole Swanson, curator, Living Arts Mississauga.

About The Author

Viktor Mitic

 

Reviews of this Book

“Controversial artist…” Daily Mail, UK
“His art carries a powerful message.” Entertainment Tonight Canada
“Provocative… Viktor Mitic is blasting preconceptions…” Global TV National
“Controversial…” Mark Coles, BBC
“Provocative art…” Peter Goddard, Toronto Star
“Mitic…[attacks] the sanctimony of painting.” Gary Michael Dault