April 08, 2009 07:01 ET

Artist Battles Canvas - Paints With Handguns

Leonardo's religious scene re-born of fusillade of bullets on show in Toronto, days before Easter holidays

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, City Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - April 8, 2009) - "Channeling the proper energy as well as choosing the right tool is essential. I carefully choose the type of ammunition and the weapon for each subject I paint. Believe me, using a firearm to create imagery is a sign of our times," says Canadian artist Viktor Mitic. Over 2000 rounds of various types of ammunition are used in order to complete the painting. "The Blast Supper", is a highlight of my current series of pop art paintings in which I shoot bullet holes onto the outline of my subjects." The exhibition has raised some eyebrows as its controversial content is on display only a few feet away from St. Patrick's Church and across the street from Frank Gehry's newly renovated Ago. The "Hollow Icons" paintings are on exhibit at Art Square Gallery (334 Dundas Street West, Toronto) until April 14th 2009 /For further information: http://www.artsquaregallery.ca/Gallery/Current2.html
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