Viktor Mitic has developed a distinctive, some would say provocative, art practice ; he paints portraits of international iconic images and later shoots the outline of the figures using various weapons and live ammunition. Moved by the destruction of the giant Buddhas of Bamiyan - ancient artwork created in the 6th century - Mitic makes a bold statement and uses a symbol of 21st century – a gun- as a method of creation. Using both celebrities and religious figures, such as Marilyn Monroe, Jesus and John F. Kennedy, he painted portraits onto canvas and then used more than one million rounds of ammunition and various guns to outline them. The project culminated in a show, documentary film and a book titled ‘Art or War’.
Mitic’s work can be found in various collections most notable to include former and current Prime Ministers and the Provincial Museum of New Brunswick , the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He has had many successful solo and group exhibitions in Japan, Europe, Canada and most recently in the United States at the Armory Show in NYC and Art Chicago in Chicago.