I choose abstraction because it gives me the opportunity to make something out of nothing.
A painting has a face of its own, its own nature and likeness, unmediated and direct.
Playing off its traditions provides the imagination with an engaging counterpoint.
In my recent paintings I attempt to walk the line between comedy and beauty.
Artist Bio / CV
Victor Kord was born in Satu-Mare, Roumania in 1935. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and received BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University in 1958 and 1960. In 1962 he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship and spent the year painting in Paris, France.
Kord has participated in numerous group exhibitions including "Lyrical Abstraction", Whitney Museum, 1971, "Students of Albers", Carpenter Center, Harvard University, 1974, and "New American Abstract Painting", Vassar College, 1972. He has had solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe and his work is included in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum.
Kord has taught at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, and Cornell Univeristy.