“Take a long slow look at the subject, then draw as quickly as the mind remembers it”
Viktoras was a superb minimalist graphic artist. His line is effortless, soaring or sinking in a free flow.
Expression is spontaneous in his quick sketches – be they nudes or Trio of musicians. They express the pulsating rhythm of the music with the positions of their bodies and instruments. Viktoras doesn’t force meaning upon the onlooker.
Those who delight in examining the details of his works are in for a great surprise and realise how much freedom of interpretation he gives the public. This trait is so compatible with his character for he was a most generous man. He also uses a great deal of juxtaposition, in a series of graphic art pictures which are so intriguing.
Take for instance the pen and ink picture Before the Race. The leader in the middle has a set jaw and an authoritarian expression, the two “mates or onlookers” on the left don’t seem too bright and are quite submissive. This is well accentuated with their square heads and forward leaning torsos, while the other two figures on the right side are straight and display a more nonchalant attitude.