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Viko is a recent graduate from the Diploma program of Dasein Academy of Art, an institution known for producing artists of high caliber.
For an artist at such a young age, the works of Viko Zhijune are deeply introspective, tapping into her own psyche for inspiration, quite unlike many artists her age. Her works comprise of abstract and figurative elements, composed to project imagery that combines the real and imagined, symbolic of the introspective thoughts within her physical existence.
Hints of what she expresses within each artwork may be surmised from the titles she gives them, but from there Viko prefers that the viewer make their own interpretation, based on the feel the work evokes.
My works explore my inner world and they shuttle between sense and sensibility using dots, lines, shapes and colours. The process of making enables me to learn more about myself as if a self-discovery and self-healing practice. My works are less interested in narrative to allow viewers’ own interpretation. Apart from visual arts, I am also interested in using other art forms to reveal my inner world.
Diploma in Fine Art, Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3rd Prize, Printcious Art Contest (Doodle Category)
Semi-Finalist, Vision Petron National Student Art Competition (Videography)
2nd Prize, Tanjung Heritage National Art Competition (Oil Painting)
Longing Memories, HOM Art Trans, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Young Art Taipei 2017, Sheraton Grande Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan (with Artemis Art)
We Are 5, Artemis Art at White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur
AArt Citizen Art Fair, Twelve at Hengshan, Shanghai, China (with Artemis Art)
Ningbo International City Arts Expo, Mochi Boutique Hotel, Ningbo, China
Mosaic Art Project, HOM Art Trans @ Art Expo Malaysia 2016, MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Pigment of Passion, Lot 49, EGG@Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya
Equilibrio, Artemis Art at White Box, MAP@Publika, Kuala Lumpur and ChinaHouse, George Town, Penang