Victoria Primicias

WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA

Victoria Primicias
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Victoria Angelique Primicias has lived in Manila, Toronto and Chicago. Warmer weather and friends beckoned her to the Raleigh, NC area in 2009, which she now calls home.

Primicias is a 25-year graphic design veteran whose work has been recognized in various publications including Communication Arts, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Print and many more. She holds a BA in Fine Art History from the University of Toronto and Graphic Design from George Brown College.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings have been described as visual meditations: tranquil yet flowing with energy and depth. 

I achieve this effect by applying up to 30 thin layers of blended oil/wax using a spatula and brayer onto a lightweight, wooden panel. Each layer is scratched, scraped and incised with carving tools and whisks to create surface texture and interest. 

My paintings may undergo a great amount of willful abuse, yet they somehow emerge with a luminous serenity. That’s what I love about wax paintings. They're resilient and they glow.

VICTORIA PRIMICIAS

Lives and works in Wake Forest, North Carolina

EDUCATION
  • 1995University of Toronto, BFA
  • 1988George Brown College