Viktoria A. Köstler was born in Munich and lives in Zurich. After completing a degree in psychology and working for an international strategy and management consultancy, she began to rigorously pursue her artistic work. The young artist received training in the art of special-effect make-up for film and TV at the London College of Fashion.
She combines her expertise in crafting surfaces with traditional acrylic and oil painting techniques, aspiring to create modern art which aesthetically satisfies and cognitively and emotionally stimulates its viewers.
RED OUTSIDE The artist’s works are distinguished by the striking red that covers the outer surfaces of their stretched canvasses or wooden painting panels, which vary in thickness from 2–12cm. This identifying marker provides all her artworks with their name: RedOutside.
For these edges the artist uses a bold lacquer red displaying a glossy finish, and every original artwork is stamped with the RedOutside logo. RedOutside is a registered Swiss trademark.
Thus a picture frame becomes superfluous. The glossy red finish of the outer edges provides every painting with a noble and simultaneously modern aura.