Victor Atkins is a painter, sculptor, writer, and director originally based in Brooklyn, New York. From 1970 – 1988, Atkins was a prevalent artist working in SoHo, Manhattan where his work was represented by the Aldrich Museum and the Louis Meisel Gallery. His work is held in private collections at the Museum of Modern Art Lending Library in New York City, DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, Allentown Museum of Art in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield Connecticut, and in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
For nearly five decades, Victor Atkins has experimented with and explored the potential of color and line gestures. With his Blue Sky series, Atkins offers a compelling new idiom to an art-historical discourse almost two centuries old. With a complex lexicon of gradients playing against and among one another, Atkins’ paintings toggle effortlessly between heady theoretical discourse and an experience of existential mystery. This is Atkins’ greatest achievement: technical virtuosity that offers up a fully realized world; dialogues and narratives rooted in Los Angeles, rendered through a flux of shape and color.