Georg A.Vihos’s long and distinguished career developed from his rich Greek ethnic sources. It reflects a deep and mystical childhood along with a natural disposition to focus and make art, discovering untapped nourishment in his work, ever learning to become a more skillful artist, and making his art materialize with artistic depth. Vihos passionately establishes his professionalism and craft inevitable playing out the fine work he produces today.
Vihos’s extensive and worldly traveling experiences include a prestigious US Fulbright-Hays Fellowship stay in Italy as well as many visits to other cultural meccas of the world afforded by Louis Comfort Tiffany prize money. These awards credit the high quality of his work and clearly shape his artistic nature. Vihos lived extensively in Florence, Italy, Athens Greece, Paris, New York City, San Francisco, and Chicago and now in the United States in Hamtramck, Michigan where he currently lives and works.
Vihos’ “Luminescent” work was singled-out to show in a special exhibit and lecture for young people at the Metropolitan Junior Museum of Art in New York City. The work was titled You Are An Artist Too.
Vihos’ reputation and work are included repeatedly in exhibitions at The Detroit Institute of Arts and The Art Institute of Chicago. His commissions include the Peat Marwick and Mitchell Headquarters in Chicago, the nationally known advertising firm W.B. Doner Company in Southfield, Michigan and the new corporate offices of world famous trial lawyer Geoffrey Fieger.
Vihos gained mastery with his 10 by 12 foot vacuum encasement mounted Butterfly titled, Transformation, which is monumentally displayed suspended from the ceiling within a three story atrium in the receiving lobby of the Providence Hospital Mission Health Center, a $38 million dollar facility in Livonia, Michigan.
Vihos’s work is exceptionally represented and admired in great collections worldwide. Over the years, Vihos’ art has evolved, exploring new approaches and ideas. Vihos notes the dilemma every artist confronts again and again; that is when to stick with familiar tools and materials, and when to reach out and embrace those which offer new possibilities.
“In the past 40 years, my reputation has been modeled from my approach to draw on mural size, seamless paper,” explains Vihos. “The truth highlights the familiar and predictable underlying nature of things for all artists. My work has reached proportions that stagger even my own imagination.
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