DSC Gallery

Viktor Frešo

Viktor Frešo belongs to the most remarkable figures of the contemporary “Czechoslovak”  art after the year 2000. His work and overall approach to art is rather untypical but at the same time they reflect the situation in the society and culture. He is often critical in his works and aggressively expresses his contempt of the art scene itself and its processes but still with a light, humorous and playful undertone. One of the most fascinating elements of his creation is the seeming counterpoint of emphasis on huge, grandiose Ego connected with a Gesture in combination with disarming self-ironic humility.

His ability to reveal dark sides of his soul or stumbles and throw them to the world regardless of consequences shift the author´s concepts to broader possibilities of perception of the reasons of his work. Viktor Frešo is interested in direct and efficient visual tools. He prefers short interval between action and reaction and conditions of quick recognition of relations between the expressing “me“ and the indication “he“.

Another very typical aspect is the interference into the world of media where without any respect he publicly presents his radical and often despising opinions of the society and art scene which might irritate and provoke a discussion about what is and what is not acceptable as contemporary art or just a self-centred effect of the artist.