Short Statement

 

I am a Hungarian born artist living and working in Grantham, UK.

 

The main aspect of my work is the exploration of the personal and the collective unconscious through art. I am fascinated by the common threads that run through cultures and histories, revealing our shared humanity.

Dream interpretation is a key element of my creative process, which provides the basis for capturing the non-tangible and makes it possible to build up a world parallel to the unconscious.

In my paintings, shapes and negative space meet and entwine resulting in layers to explore. To tap into deeper levels, I use figurative abstraction to create an expressive and emotionally charged visual realm. The schematic and simplified forms come from an ever-growing visual library I have built up over years of studies, supplemented by content related imagery taken from myths, traditional fairy tales and alchemical manuscripts. On each painting, to enhance a certain aspect of the meaning I work with saturated colour palette. The varied use of abstract and symbolic elements always generates a new story waiting to be interpreted by the audience.

Education

 

MFA (Fine Art) - Nottingham Trent University, UK. 2016 - 2020

 

Catharsis Complex Art Therapy, LEA, Budapest, Hungary. 2019-ongoing

Mixed Media Studies -“Napút” Open University of Art, Budapest, Hungary. 2000 - 2002

Etching  -”Nagyvarad Square” Art School, Budapest, Hungary. 1999 - 2001

Aquarelle Painting - Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. 1997 - 1998

 

Award in Education and Training - Grantham College, UK. 2014 - 2015

MBA, Human Management - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary. 2004 - 2008

MSc (Arch) - Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Hungary. 1992 - 1997

 

 

Recent Exhibitions

 

2021

KaposArt Group Show, Vaszary Gallery, Kaposvár, Hungary

Texture Printmaking Studio International Collaboration Project, Tainan City, Taiwan

LAS exhibition, Doddington Hall, UK

 

2020

'Lost Stories', Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

'Near and Far' international online print exhibition and exchange, Morlan Gallery, Lexington, USA

'Droplets' Exhibition, HallSpace, Boston, USA

Kapos Art Group Show, Vaszary Gallery, Kaposvár, Hungary

'Art Flags', Main Mall, Kaposvár, Hungary

Winter Exhibition, Gallery of Erd, Hungary

Bonington Atrium, NTU, Nottingham, UK

Re-imagining the Nolan Principles in Public Life project, The Lightbox, Barnsley, UK

 

2019

Re-imagining the Nolan principles in public life project, Birmingham, UK

Human Condition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

KaposArt Exhibition, Oradea, Transylvania

Project Space, NTU, Nottingham, UK

Dimensions, Reök Palace, Szeged, Hungary

International Art Prize, Palazzo Birago, Torino, Italy

Uncharted Territory, exhibition about Brexit and Migration, Cambridge, UK

Respect for the Paper, Törökbálint, Hungary

Winter Exhibition, Gallery of Erd, Hungary

Rituals and Rites Exhibition, Artcore, Derby, UK

 

2018

Solo exhibition, MUZA Cultural Centre, Gödöllő, Hungary

Aftermath, Nottingham Contemporary, UK

KaposArt Exhibition, Art Nouveau Gallery, Tirgu Mures, Transylvania

Exhibition of the XIV. International Artist Residency, Törökbálint, Hungary

X. National Exhibition of Grotesque Fine and Applied Arts, Kaposvar, Hungary

New Talent Exhibition, Focus Gallery, Nottingham, UK

Solo Exhibition, Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham, UK

'Melange de Fruits' MFA interim show, Primary, Nottingham, UK

'Threads' Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

eNRA Exhibition, MaJel Rovás Centre, Košice, Slovakia

Focus on Identity Exhibition, Piacere Gallery, London, UK

AP Exhibition, LVA Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, London, UK

 

2017

Poly-Art Exhibition, Érd, Hungary

'Evocativo' Exhibition, Art Gallery 37, Torino, Italy

'Dreams and Extremes' Exhibition, finalist, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield, UK

'Event One' Exhibition, Primary, Nottingham, UK

Chester Art Centre Open Exhibition, Chester, UK

MFA winner for the Nottingham Trent University marketing campaign, 'MA show student image'

'Threads' Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Mixed Exhibition, Carre Gallery, Sleaford, UK

'Threads' Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London, UK

 

2016

Poly-Art Exhibition, Érd, Hungary

eNRA Exhibition, Art Gallery of the Mining Museum, Rozsnyó, Slovakia

'Mustra' Exhibition, Community Centre, Érd, Hungary

RSMA Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK

ROVAS Exhibition, MKE Artists’ Residency, Tihany, Hungary

eNRA Exhibition, Vermes Villa Contemporary Hungarian Art Gallery, Slovakia

 

2015

ROVAS Exhibition, Community Centre, Jablonca, Slovakia

 

2014

'Összhangban / In harmony' solo exhibition with Emőke László, Community Centre, Érd, Hungary

eNRA Exhibition, Art Gallery of the Mining museum, Rozsnyó, Slovakia

ROVAS Exhibition, MKE Artists’ Residency, Tihany, Hungary

International Friendship Group Exhibition, Grantham Town Hall, UK

 

 

Press / Media

 

Bailgate Independent p. 38, November-December - 2020

After Illusion zine p. 40-41 - 2020

'Entangled Encounters' gets on the list of favourite students' works in The Guardian - 2018

Aftermath Exhibition Guide - 2018

Works published in Sheepshead Review, spring issue 2018 of UWGB, Wisconsin, USA

Works published and interview in Art Reveal Magazine no. 38, April 2018, p. 96-101, ISBN 9781388503475 - 2018

Focus on Identity Project, ISSUU - 2017

Radio Report in Radio Bézs’s ‘Lila tinta/Purple Ink’ show, reporters: G. Szerényi, I. Frank, Hungary - 2017

'oneiroi' zine, Issue 3, publication - 2017

'Caught in the Whirl' featured in the AverageArt's Magazine February 2017 edition

Paintings operate as background images for the Hungarian TV Show, 'Sztárportré / Star Portraits' - 2016-2018

Radio Report in RadioQ 'Teremőr/Museum Guard' Art Show, reporter: Gábor Szerényi - 2014

 

 

Artist Residencies

 

2021 - Artist Mentoring Programme, Real Creative Futures, NAE, Nottingham, UK

2021 - Leicester Print Workshop Residency, lead artist: George Sfougaras

2018 - XIV. International Artist Residency, Törökbálint, Hungary

2018 - International Artist Residency, Barcs, Hungary

2018 - ExperiMentor residency 'Orbit' programme, New Art Exchange, UK

2017 - ROVÁS  Residency, Tihany, Hungary

2016 - ROVÁS  Residency, Tihany, Hungary

2015 - ROVÁS Residency,  Jablonca, Slovakia

2014 - ROVÁS Residency,  Tihany, Hungary

2014 - 'Napút' Art Academy of Anthroposophy, Kapolcs, Hungary

 

Community Projects

 "The Same Boat" project - "Vulnerability" piece, lead artists: Anne-Marie Kerr and Szilvia Ponyiczki, collaborated with Grantham College Daybreak Centre students.

Commissions

MaDe in MinD, a short film about own working processes, commissioned by Real Creative Futures, New Art Exchange, 2020

‘Empowered’ for the ‘Re-imagining the Nolan principles in public life’ project, commissioned by Shared Press, 2019

Dream Representation - Dreamscape Painting - a video piece about own art practice, an AccessEd commission to support BA newcomers at NTU in 2018

Awards and Scholarships

2021 - Leicester Print Workshop Residency, lead artist: George Sfougaras

2020 - Grant from the Irene Fund, to take part in 'Alone and Together' course (Champernowne Trust)

2018 - MMA (Hungarian Academy of Arts) special professional award, X. National Exhibition of Grotesque Fine and Applied Arts (Hungary)

2018 - NTU MA Mastered Exhibition marketing campaign MFA winner (UK)

2018 - ExperiMentor residency 'Orbit' programme (1 year), New Art Exchange (UK)

2017 - Lichfield Prize, finalist (UK)

2017 - NTU MA Mastered Exhibition marketing campaign MFA winner (UK)

2016 - NTU Postgraduate Scholarship (UK)

Works in Collections

Midsummer Night - Transylvania University & Morlan Gallery, Lexington, USA

Dead End - Törökbálint City's Contemporary Art Collection, Hungary

Humility - KaposArt Private Collection, Hungary

Work in private collections: UK, USA, Hungary

Memberships

 

- LAS Lincolnshire Artists' Society (https://lincolnshireartistssociety.com)

- ‘Focus on Identity’ international art project (www.focusonidentity.org)

- The Artists' Pool (www.theartistspool.co.uk)

- National Association of Hungarian Artists (MAOE)

- Since 2014 I have been a fellow artist of the ROVÁS Art Group (www.rovart.com) I have been writing several art and architecture related articles (in Hungarian) to their website as follows:

- 'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' in Denmark

- Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy

- Nepalese Thangka Painting  I.

- Nepalese Thangka Painting II.

- Animal Road Signs Around the World

- Architecture of Ancient Matera

- South Italian 'Trullo' Architecture

- The Ancient Svanetian Towers of Georgia

- Frogner Park and the Vigeland Installation, Oslo

- Bauhaus Architecture in Tel-Aviv

Links to video and sound pieces:

MaDe in MinD

Dreamscape Abstraction

Dream Representation - Dreamscape Painting

Re-imagining the Nolan principles in public life project

Hypnagogic Creature