With a sharp eye for color and texture, Viccas makes paintings that bring their subjects powerfully to life while also containing them in abstract, dreamlike settings. “My painting conveys the flow of life through pure color, gestural strokes and maintaining and respecting the figure,” he says. Having worked as an illustrator, he exhibits the clarity and sense of communication central to that form and takes them to another level by combining them with the experimentation and freedom of contemporary painting.
Working in acrylics, Viccas makes the most of the intense colors they provide. In his pictures, bold strokes of bright colors are juxtaposed with drips, stencils and precisely executed lines to create backgrounds with a deep, multi-layered feeling of space. The artist then places figures that are rendered with that same mixture of styles in front of those backgrounds, resulting in works with a strong visual energy. Depicting a world that is immediately recognizable—from iconic film stars to animals—the artist incorporates it into a highly personal vision. Viccas lives and works in Caracas, Venezuela.