The Blue Room


’The Blue Room’ within the second gallery of Autograph is painted in deep ultramarine blue, emulating the ‘Blue Room’ in the artist’s studio.

The meditative space built within the gallery features 'Syzygy’, Viktor’s first figurative canvas reflecting the aesthetic vernacular the artist has developed over the past four years. Also on view are three works from ‘A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred’. These works reinterpret the Libyan Sybil, a prophetess from antiquity invoked by eighteenth-century abolitionists as a mythical oracle who foresaw the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

 

Site-Specific Built Structure

Unique

2019


Some are Born to Endless Night — Dark Matter | Autograph

Autograph | London
13 September, 2019 ---- 25 January, 2020


 

The Black Ark


A series of 12 black latticed panels composed of carved wood & ceiling panels. The modular structure unites artistic, design, and architectural practice to explore notions of race, history, ownership, and discovery. Referring to both mashrabiya veils and fishnets of liberian fisherman, the installation symbolically recaptures lost narratives, existing before the formation of artificial nations. 

 

Carved Wood & Acrylic 

720 x 144 in. / 1,828.8 x 365.8 cm (perimeter)

Unique

2017-9

 

Some are Born to Endless Night — Dark Matter

Autograph | London
13 September, 2019 ---- 25 January, 2020

 

Manifesta 12 Biennial | City of Palermo
6 June ---- 30 September, 2018