TED VICTORIAPolish-American b. 1944

This single chamber piece consists of a Wilkinson razor blade that rotates and morphs into
a thin silver line and then reappears again as the full blade. It relates to CUTTER an earlier work that was inspired by people that use sharp objects to mutilate themselves.
In the off position a fog like blue fills the screen.


TED VICTORIAPolish-American b. 1944

"My formal training was that of a painter and printmaker. Over the years my work evolved away from the canvas and toward the use of photographic techniques that use a simple lens light system to create the image. This process is very similar to the camera obscuras used by masters like Da Vinci and Vermeer.

I use found objects that come from a wide range of common everyday sources and are chosen for both their functional and visual qualities: a turning razor blade that disappears into a thin line; the endless pucker of lenticular lips; a pencil floating above a table. When projected onto a translucent screen they seem to be illusions but are in fact very real. The viewer sees a montage of objects and scenes that exist inside the box. There is no video or film involved.

I still consider myself a painter but now I use light instead of pigment and make the real unreal instead." - Ted Victoria