ABOUT THE ARTIST
As a native Floridian, Victor grew up against a backdrop of sunbathing tourists, palm trees, fish and other tropical images. Those images, along with Florida kitsch, lush colors and complex patterns are frequently incorporated into his paintings. Victor also pays homage to his Greek heritage with statues, columns, olives and vases appearing in his work.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Victor is a graphic designer and full-time painter. Bokas, has been featured in solo exhibits at Maitland Art Center, Bloomingdale’s, Harris House–Atlantic Center for the Arts, Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Valencia Community College, Georgia Southern University and Pensacola State College. His work appears in several Permanent Collections: including Mennello Museum of American Art, Darden, Tupperware, City National Bank, Orange County Convention Center, Winter Park Library, Maitland Art & History Center, Orlando City Hall, Walt Disney Productions and the Orlando International Airport. “Florida Vacation” became part of Orlando International Airport Public Art Project in 2000. Victor’s painting was turned into an 88ft x 15ft mosaic masterpiece welcoming visitors to Orlando. His work is featured on the cover of “Picturing Florida—From the First Coast to the Space Coast.”
September 26, 2016: Orlando International Airport Mosaic