Toronto bullet artist shows his arsenal to the U.S.
Toronto artist Viktor Mitic's reputation is on the rise following the opening of a large scale show of his so-called bullet paintings at ARTISANworks Gallery in Rochester, NY.
While Mitic has grabbed headlines in the past for his notorious tour of a shot-up yellow school bus around Washington D.C. (including outside the White House), this show comprises more than 50 works and features many other celebrities.
The artist is also the subject of a documentary titled "Art or War," which describes his painting/shooting process as a subversion of the role traditionally assigned to the gun.
"The uneasiness with which people perceive weapons, since they were made for one purpose only (to destroy something living) puts me in an unique position," he explains. "I use weapons to re-create iconic images."
Of the many iconic images Mitic has crafted, few are more popular than his Rob Ford portrait, which was completed shortly after the crack cocaine scandal rocked the mayor's office in 2013.
You can check out a gallery of Mitic's images via the ARTISANworks website. The show runs until July 21.
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