► The Swiss-born Not Vital (born 1948), who started his career in the 1960s, is known as a versatile artist who boldly expresses his ideas through sculptures, large-scale installations and collages. The exhibition at the Ateneum will present a series of Vital’s recent paintings.
In his paintings, Vital delves into the deepest layers of humanity, by wiping off all the excess on the surface. The artist’s works feature his mother, assistants, and artist friends, as well as powerful figures familiar from literature. Vital’s uncompromising and enigmatic self-portraits complement the exhibition.