My work exists in a realm of endless imagination where illogical images, dreams, memories, and intuition take visual form with trivial aspects of daily life and a portrait of an imagined woman (who represents my self consciousness) through oil and acrylic paint. Here, everything we can possibly think of are just as tangible as everyday objects. Since I was a child, I always visit and revisit those same kinds of imagery – ones that scare me, intrigue me, confuse me. The results, which are never predictable, come out in representations of my consciousness through the woman(s) that I paint. They are just as complex and meaningful as they are in our unconscious minds.
With influences as strong as Takato Yamamoto and Salvador Dali, my work is a reflection of my existence that is a part of everyone else’s, or what I would like to call it our collective unconsciousness.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Victoria Goite is an Asian-inspired horror tattoo artist and modern surrealist painter, born and raised in Chicago. Before many years of professional experience both inside and outside of her education and career, she began creating as long as she was able to pick up a pencil. Appearing on the Chicago Public Transportations in 2018 with DCASE and the Chicago Public Library, interning at After School Matters, instructing at Bottle and Bottega, growing her knowledge of art supplies as a sales associate at Blick’s Art Materials and appearing in numerous galleries citywide, her life outside of University of Illinois in Chicago has flourished into the passions she had always dreamed of since she was a child.
Currently, her endeavors as a recent tattoo artist are to integrate and explore her expressive visions of Asian-inspired Horror and modern surrealism from a canvas to a permanent scar on a body. The arts in such a permanent medium, as well as continuing her passions in painting are what she strives to share to the world of the unimaginable.
© Victoria Goite