Q&A

What is your background?/ Where are you from?

I am a Hungarian-born self-taught artist. I have always been drawn to art but in 2017 when I painted my first work I haven’t stopped since. I was lucky to have my first solo exhibition in Budapest in 2017 thanks to my lovely and devoted friends, it gave me an enormous boost to carry on with painting.

What does painting mean to you? 

Painting has always been an escape for me, I love expressing feelings with colours.  I fancy that art is so universal, a masterpiece can give inspiration to others even centuries after it was made.

What is your favourite art quote?

“Art is not what you see, but what makes others see.” – this quote from Degas has made a huge impact on me from an early age.  Personally, I think the most important concept in art is to raise feelings, pass on certain emotions and prompt people to think.

What inspires your painting?

The expression of spiritual relationships with the visualisation of the human body as a form of beauty, the encounter of plasticity with the decorative plane. Moreover, the art-nouveau movement from Vienna with artists such as Klimt and Schiele.

Why do you paint women?
 I have always been fascinated by the female body, firm but smooth muscles and curves. Sometimes it’s impossibly curved and not so nonchalant. Hence, their ambiguity, it seems as if they’re daring you to desire them. I try to paint this impression on canvas.

What do you want people to feel when they encounter your work?

My paintings are supposed to embed allusions to sexuality and the human psyche in lavishly illuminated nudes and richly patterned, flamboyant tapestries with symbolism. They are intended to unveil sensuality and intimacy, the most natural human needs for pleasure, sexual liberation along with injections of sensitivities of the soul. A constant longing and search for harmony and fulfilment both for the individual and human relationships. On the other hand, the thought-provoking design prompt to untangle the sense of ambiguity.

What work are you most proud of to date?

 I am proud of all works because they all represent my progress. If I have to choose one it would be my first oil painting titled “Blossom”. 

 

If you could have any work of art in your home, what would it be and why?
It would probably be Danae from Klimt. As for me, it symbolises the omnipotent female beauty, caring and sensual power. Regarding contemporary artists, I would choose anything from Baselitz. His raw brushwork emits playfulness and triggers emotions.