Viktor Frešo: Birth of Niemand



This spring, K Contemporary is excited to announce opening of the installation by internationally acclaimed artist, Victor Frešo.


“The Birth of the Niemand” consists of monumental large sculptures. They represent a whole range of negative emotions that people try to hide in their lives, such as maliciousness, inferiority complex, and unhealthy self-confidence. The artist studied in Bratislava at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and in Prague at the Academy of Fine Arts. Frešo belongs to the most remarkable figures of the contemporary art in the region of the former Czechoslovakia, Europe. His work and overall approach to art is rather untypical, but at the same time, they reflect the situation in the society and culture.


The artist creates sophisticated concepts and projects presenting them as seemingly simple closed “Pieces of Art”. He is often critical in his works and aggressively expresses his contempt of the art scene itself and its processes, but 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’s 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, efficient, visual tools. He creates a certain space between action- reaction and the conditions of quick recognition of relations between the expressing of me and the indication of others.



BIRTH OF THE NIEMAND, 2017 210 x 700 x 700 cm

Curated by Marisa Caichiolo