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Viktorie Langer (1988, Czech Rep.)
Education 2009 – 2015 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studio Painting II. 2014 Universidad Complutense, Bellas Artes, Madrid 2012 Studio of guest teacher AVU, Florian Pumhösl 2011 Studio of guest teacher AVU, Silke Otto-Knapp
Awards and Residences
2017 – 2018 Het Wilde Weten Residency, Rotterdam 2017 Jindřich Chalupecký Award, Finalist 2016 Athény Partahhiana, Are-events, Athens, Greece
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Fucking painting / with Hana Garová, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN Prague 2019 Plan B, pop-up exhibition, David Zwirner gallery, New York, USA 2019 B-Sides, with Hana Garová, Hot Dock gallery, Bratislava, SK 2018 – 19 Viktorie Langer, Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery Miami / Boca Raton, Florida, USA 2018 Human Aroma, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN Bratislava 2018 Caramello, Oblastní Galerie v Liberci, Czech Republic 2018 Out of Time, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam 2017/18 Hormones Harmony, Czech Centre Window Gallery, London 2017 gum lagoon, ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN Prague 2017 Schurwolle, Villa P651, Prague 2016 Man don‘t care, Gallery DUB, Pardubice 2016 Rotten Mango, Altán Klamovka, Prague 2016 ArtBio, together with Peter Graham, Gallery of city Blansko 2015 Black workbooks, Make Make, Brno 2013 Keep your third eye open, Galerie Fra, Prague 2012 Victory, exhibition in newspapers gallery, A2 2012 Gyr Falcon, Galerie Etc., Prague 2012 Solving problem with moon, galerie 207, Prague 2011 Das Formal no Problem, Room in Gallery, Ústí nad Labem
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Biennale Matter of Art, Institute of Anxiety project, Municipal Library of Prague, Czech Rep. 2020 viennacontemporary, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN 2020 Nultá Generace, Contemporary Art Festival, Jihlava, Czech Rep. 2020 Middle European Mysticism, Thomas Erben Gallery, Chelsea, New York 2019 Nultá Generace, Contemporary Art Festival, Jihlava, Czech Rep. 2019 VOLTA Basel, Switzerland, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN 2019 Darlingtonia, la plante cobra, invited by Jagna Ciuchta, Emba | galerie Édouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France 2018 VOLTA Basel, Switzerland, represented by ZAHORIAN & VAN ESPEN 2018 V4 Art Connects: Structures / Illusions / Interactions, Budapest Castle, Budapest, Hungary 2018 Pocta suknu, 8smička, Humpolec, Czech Republic 2017 A house of stone in a metropolis using all available light inhabited by those who invite others, invited by Jagna Ciuchta, La Galerie – Noisy Le Sec, Paris, France 2017/18 Jindřich Chalupecký Award : Final 2017, The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic 2017 Sunday Display, by Jagna Ciuchta with Jimena Mendoza, Jiří Kovanda, Lenka Vítková, Krčský forest, Prague 2016 Against Nature – Young Czech art scene, National Gallery, Prague 2016 Alone, Sør-Troms Museum, Trastad, Norway 2015 Black horses, Adam Gallery, Brno 2015 Diplomants of AVU, National gallery, Prague 2015 The best tailor in town, Hunt Kastner, Prague 2014 White darkness, galerie Etc., Prague 2014 31 or 42, Gavu, Prague 2014 Art and Shadow, gallery NOD and Czech center, Prague 2013 Prague Biennale 6, section Flow, Prague 2012 My Place, Trafačka Gallery, Prague 2012 Intruder, Building of Elektrocity, Prague 2011 Read it, gallery NOD, Prague
Viktorie Langer artist statement march 2021
Please do not take these paragraphs as a dogma. At this moment I feel it as written bellow but that can change in the flight of time.
I create paintings and objects from various materials.
I don’t want to let me be tied with still repeated genres and notions such as landscape, figure, abstract, realistic; I want my creation be all-encompassing and all-embracing.
Forms of shapes come to me from nature and universe.
Color brings endless amount of possibilities in experimentation, each hue of color or their combination evokes different emotion or meaning, and these combinations can be ∞.
Painting or object is like poem or musical composition, you can scan it by your gaze and enjoy that delicious moment.
Painting or object is basically an energetic radiant which increases the vibrational field around itself.
I am interested in mysticism, non-dogmatic spiritual philosophy, hermeticism, original gnosis, quantum physics. I am currently interested in the work and thinking of these personalities: Agnes Pelton, Hilma af Klint, František Drtikol, Philip Guston, Eduard a Míla Tomášovi.
Meditation. By practicing meditation we stop to think through brain and we imbed in our heart. Instead of thinking and constant thoughts comes love, understanding and compassion. I attempt to paint these non-material phenomena such as harmony, spiritual body, energy and love. I think these are the most important notions at which we should aim out attention right now.
I source my inspiration from anywhere. I follow great artists from around the globe, but also a landfill or sewer catches my sight. Nothing happens by accident and everything has its meaning.
Ecological sustainability. Everybody and everything is one whole and by every deed or thought we influence each other. I always create objects from found materials, secondhand or for removal, while painting I don’t waste paint and material. I refuse one-time non-ecological installation solutions such as construction of plasterboard or wooden walls just for one exhibition. I prefer quality before quantity. I don’t paint more than 20 paintings per year, out of which only 5 are large scale.
“Viktorie Langer knows how to channel a vast array of sensations, sentiments, and reflections through her painting practice. Rich in particular tones, colour combinations, and compositional twists, one and the same painting can change from sharp, deep, and dark to fresh, funny, or sarcastic (and back) in a matter of few brushstrokes. Langer thereby gives vivid evidence in her art of how some truths of life come in layers of conflicting feelings, and how powerful a key such a keen sense of humor can become, for being truly serious.” (-Jan Verwoert, jury member)