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‘Words as image’ – Collective show in Israel

So happy to participate in this show with two wonderful artists, Israel Rabinovitz and Jennifer Bloch

Being a model this time…

My wonderful artist friend’s, Ágota Krnács’ (http://krnago.wixsite.com/krnago) photo is being featured in contemporary photo book, Imitation of Life by Antonio Muratore and Silvia Colombo (https://www.loosenart.com/blogs/books/imitation-of-life). I am delighted to be her model and inspiration.

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Xmas edition group show at Latarka Gallery Budapest

Participating in a ‘Xmas’ exhibition with lots of other great young Hungarian artists. The best ever Xmas present you can give your loved ones is a contemporary artwork. Check out this show if you are in Budapest during the holidays.

https://www.facebook.com/events/140496356712216/150828422345676/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1512672835175858

Art blogger

I’ve started writing blog articles for Gallery Tools, an online gallery connecting artists and gallerists effectively.

Check out my first article about the Top 5 Instagram galleries:

https://gallerytool.com/top-5-instagram-galleries-follow-current-forces-art-world/

 

Collective show – “Wild Art”

I recently participated in a fantastic one night pop-up exhibition called Wild Art. Almost 700 people came to see a vibrant selection of all art forms, including paintings, installations, video art, poetry, performance and music. A brilliant initiative whose aim is to bring art closer to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/VadArtKiallitas/

 

Show opening – ‘COLOURFIELDS’

The idea of ​​my mono-type series lies in the pure interaction of colour, creating new fields of existence: a synesthetic encounter. These colourfields, experienced through the senses, might recall a memory of a particular song, a scent, a deep feeling, or a landscape in the viewer. Our postmodern living and rational thinking sometimes disable us from such deep body-conscious experience. In my prints, I place particular emphasis on the visual manifestation of metonymy. Abstract expressionism and minimal art (“less is more”) inspired these works.

Date: 6:30 pm, Thursday, 28th September 2017
Location: Mosaik, Budapest, XIII., Pannónia street 32.
No entry fee.
The exhibition is open till 31st October, 2017.

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‘Thou art that’ – Performance at Puccs Gallery, Budapest

 

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I took part in this exciting performance in Puccs Gallery (http://puccsbudapest.com/), Budapest, Hungary on 25th May 2017.

Find out more about this show in my Performance section.

Solo Show – “Memory Patterns”, Budapest, Hungary

My new solo show is on until the 25th March 2017 in Fonó Music and Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary.

I deconstruct family photos into abstract and figurative elements and make them into collages on my easel. I freeze time and revive it with a new meaning in the painting. With the emphasis on the abstract elements and patterns I suspend time, giving the represented moment a timeless presence. In a way, I illustrate and paint my memories and their photographic portrayals; I create a time bubble where imagination and instinctive perception get trapped in. My beaming palette illuminates these scenes of constructed memories. I choose to paint with vivid colours so to create the necessary tension between memory and its new life. This show’s paintings were created between 2012 and 2015.

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Pictures from the opening:

 

 

Solo Show – NATURA(L)COLLAGE, Budapest, Hungary

My solo show is on until the 29th Aug in Kelet Kávézó és Galéria, Budapest, Hungary. Come and have a look.

https://www.facebook.com/keletkavezo/

https://www.facebook.com/events/1732519170320793/

Some pictures from the opening:

 

 

SIAC 2016 – Artist-in-residence, Splitska, Croatia

Back to my beloved island Brac – inspired by nature

 

 

 

Presentation and workshop with my artistic postcards – “Wish you were here!”

at 2016 SiT International Working Meeting, Leányfalu, Hungary (SiT = Systems in Transition, International Association of Mental Health Professionals and Social Scientists)

“Migration II: Critique of the social context and clinical perspectives” – the topic of SiT’s meeting

 

 

Some pictures from the 29th April 2016 event:

 

 

My postcards will appear at an event called Xenophobia 2016 organised by MigSzol Hungary www.migszol.com on 29th April 2016 .There will be discussions on how to raise our voices against scapegoating and the xenophobic propaganda, as well as, the new(est) asylum legislation, the abolition of the integration support and also about structural homelessness in Hungary which affects more and more refugees too.As part of the event, my postcards will be distributed among participants to express thoughts, ideas and critique on the discussed topics, and later sent to members of the Hungarian Parliament. All the messages will be collected and sent together as a collective statement against the status quo.Here is the Facebook event page for more information in English and Hungarian:https://www.facebook.com/events/1008783519207805/Come and join us! 

Solo Show

In March I inaugurated my solo show called Invisibles – Viewpoint.Migration in eReSZ Kultúr Pont, Budapest, Hungary. Here are some pics from the opening.

 

 

 

Interview

Here is a recent article about me in Kultura.hu (a Hungarian cultural online magazine):

http://www.kultura.hu/kozgazdaszbol-muvesz

kollázs

If you fancy an arty and culinary experience in one, please go and check out some of my works exhibited with three other artists’ works at Kollázs Brasserie & Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest. Reserve a table and check it out.

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Here is an article about the exhibition (in Hungarian):

http://www.eletforma.hu/hirek/kortars-kollazskiallitas-a-kollazsban/

https://www.facebook.com/kollazs/posts/666867340113088?pnref=story

Artist Residency

In June 2015, I participated in an artist-in-residence program in SIAC, Splitska, Croatia.

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“Rites of Passage”, Sporting Russafa, Valencia, Spain

Group show with Marta Balla, Russell Chater, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F. Kerr, Josie McCoy, Rose Smith, Lex Thomas, Mimei Thompson and Clare Wilson.

 

 

Pop-up show

One of my paintings was exhibited in a pop-up show organized by two enthusiastic young curators, in Hotel Rum, Budapest

http://www.funzine.hu/hu/2015-05-art-project-art-is-in-the-room/

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