Dmytriv Vikka was born in a small town in the western part of Ukraine in 1996. Since early childhood art was an essential part of his life so becoming a painter was just a matter of time. At the age of 17 he joined the Lviv National Academy of Arts where today he is completing his Master's Degree in Monumental Painting. Dmytriv often partakes in different art events such as plein airs, symposiums, exhibitions. He feels it definitely helps with to broaden his outlook and intake new and fresh ideas which is vital in art field. "From abstract expressionism to graphics" is his art summed up in a few words.

Dmytriv likes to interject some figurative elements into the sufficiently abstract composition. At first look the disjointed symbols have their own unique history as well as their own emotional aspect. His goal is not to impose the viewers with his own interpretation of its history, but rather to provoke a reaction of their own associative order of thought with the help of common symbolism. Different daily images are among his strongest inspirations, the way they transform in his consciousness and the eventual output.

Artist Statement

"Most of my works are graphic, primarily relying on the technique of monotypes. The colors of my work tend to be restrained and minimalistic. It includes graphic black and accent colors (lemon, pink, blue). An important component for me is a grid, which also carries an ideological component. On one hand, it is a filter through which all of the chosen images pass. On the other hand, it is a barrier that will never completely cover the what is being portrayed. In addition to the grid, I use images of hands, lips and eyes. These are the parts of the body that carry the most expressional charge. All of these images create different stories. There is no one static meaning behind them, so everyone can find and read their own meaning through the image."

Karas Gallery. Joint exhibition "A4 ballpoint" - 2015. Kiev

Catastrophe Gallery . Joint exhibition "Gothic" - 2016. Lviv

Land-art symposium "The space of the border .Mogrytsia" - 2016. Sumy

Art-residence " Boundaries and borders" -2017. Khmelnytskyi

Maslo Gallery. Joint exhibition "Boundaries and borders" - 2017.

Khmelnytskyi

Polish-Ukrainian art-project "Avtoportet intymny" - 2017. Polish

Museum of ideas . Joint exhibition Avtoportet intymny - 2017. Lviv