The idea of bringing Hungarian and European artwork into the UK came when I visited a gallery in Budapest, Hungary where I purchased a painting. This opened my eyes that Hungary has a vibrant, exciting and talented art scene and these emerging and established artists should be given an opportunity to be shown to a wider audience. At the beginning I started with 2 artists but since then our team has grown and growing all the time. Artists coming to me being interested in this opportunity showing their artwork in the UK too. These artists are known in their close and wider community , regularly exhibiting in their own country, Our aim is to find and promote new Hungarian and European artists and their artwork in the UK.
Please look at our Gallery and discover yourself!
I was born in 1985 in Budapest, Hungary. I have been drawing since I was a child but I have only been painting since 2013. I had my first exhibition in 2014. My work can be found in many galleries in Hungary. In my paintings I use oil paints , with a back erasing technique. My themes are usually the Hungarian landscape in a unique world of fantasy.
Date and place of birth: 17th May 2002, Budapest, Hungary
Professional Education and Memberships:
• 2017 – present: István Simkó Art School
• 2016 – present: Secondary School of Visual Arts, Budapest – currently in Year 2 of the Painting programme
• 2011 – present: Szimultán Art School (Art director: Norbert Bukta) Read more ...
• English – Upper intermediate level
• Group exhibition “Enyészet“ at Újlipótvárosi Klub Galéria
• Orsolya Csirke Art Contest and Exhibition – Special Award
• Young Generation Group Exhibition and Art Fair at Godot Gallery – Special Award, Invitation to Imre Bukta’s Artists’ Residence
• Dorian Grey Exhibition and Auction at the Budapest Operetta & Musical Theatre
• Parallax Art Fair (Manchester, Nov 2018)
• Paraphrase on Judit Reigl’s paintings, private order for an interior space
• 6 paintings (oil on canvas) sold at the YG Art Fair (Godot Gallery)
• Japanese family portrait and Portrait of Jesus, private order
• A depresszió több arca (Faces of Depression) (oil on canvas), sold to an American collector
• Dorian Grey, Ernst Gallery, sold at the DG Exhibition and Auction
Areas of interest:
• The art and social message of Basquiat
• R.B. Kitaj, David Hockney
• The paintings of Lucian Freud
• Egon Schiele
• Fauvism, Henri Matisse
• Menyhért Tóth
• Frank Auerbach
I am Ildiko Piszkator glass mosaic and painting artist. Since my childhood I had realised that art was my way. In my work I am continuously trying to find new ways ,use new materials, techniques and I try to encourage my pupils to do the same. I started as a teacher so I know I can work with children and with adults too and I can help them to develop the happiness of the work of art. I have done interior design, glass mosaic and contemporary art courses and I used to be an interior designer. In term times I hold art courses for children and for adults I hold home décor workshops.
I was born and grown up in Budapest.
I graduated in international trade relations in 1982 and started to work as a trade representative in an export import company. I travelled to many countries on business and also privately all over the world.
I have two children, a boy born in 1991, and a girl born in 1995.
In 1998 I started to draw and paint as a hobby in the Buda Drawing School, where I was trained and I could developed my amateur enthusiasm. We were specialized on portrait and landscape drawing and oil painting and charcoal study drawing of models. Read more ...
Since 2012 I became the student of Eva Takacs, a well-known Hungarian artist.
Since April 2014 I am the member of the Buda Art Society.
I had over 10 exhibitions and sold many of my paintings, to contribute to my family’s living.
• 2009-2016: Doctorate in Fine Arts, University of Pécs, Faculty of Musik and Visual Art, Pécs, Hungary
• 1994-1999: MFA, University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts, Pécs, Hungary
• 1998: Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany
• 2016: Third prize, The International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
• 2014: The Culture of Debrecen Award
• 2012: NKA (National Cultural Fund) Support (Síkhegy Group) Read more ...
• 2012: The “Hídépitő” Co. Megyer bridge tender, I. Prize
• 2010: The University of Debrecen Centennial Logo Competition-I. Prize
• 2007: Strabag painting Award, creative support
• 2004: XLIII. Medalla Gaudi (I. Prise), Reus, Spain
• 1998: Scholarship of Erasmus/ Socrates program, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany
• 2012: “Síkhegy” Group, Debrecen, Hungary
• 2010: “Közelités” Art Association, Pécs, Hungary
• 2002: Hungarian Creative Artists’ National Association Federation of the Fine and Applied Arts Craftsmenship
• 2018: Patch-Works, Central Library, Nottingham
• 2016: Transpattern, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
• 2014: Exhibition for Doctoral Exam, Doctorate in Fine Arts, University of Pécs, Fakulty of Musik and Visual Art, Pécs, Hungary
• 2013: “Exhibition of Two Artis in Debrecen” (with János Kujbus) HALKÖZ Gallery, Debrecen, Hungary
• 2012: “Three” (with János Kujbus and Tamás Potyók), Vizivárosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
• 2009: “Tolvaj, Tóth, Kujbus” City Gallery of Gyula Pál, Nyíregyháza, Hungary
• 2008: “Paternoster”, Műterem Gallery, Debrecen, Hungary
• 2007: “Even pictures”, Ferenc Karacs Museum, Püspökladány, Hungary
• 2003: “Sketchbook”, Újkert Photoclub, Debrecen, Hungary
• 2003: “Light-pictures”, University of Debrecen Conservatory, Debrecen, Hungary
• 2000, 2002: “iInside-objects”, Gallery Kiss, Debrecen, Hungary
• 2000: “Lightpaintings”, Multy Photo Gallery, Debrecen, Hungary
Selected Collective Exhibition
“Leftovers”, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
• “Re:surface”, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
• “Facebook, likes, selfies…”, D17 Gallery, Budapest
• “International Postcard Show”, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
• “Christmas discounting”, MÜSZI, Budapest
• “Look Up: Journeys of Ideas” event and exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
• “Unique from Debrecen”, “Síkhegy” group, Art IX-XI Gallery, Budapest
• “Art mobilized”, Mamü Gallery, Budapest
• “Home sweet home”, “Síkhegy csoport”, Artus Studió, Budapest
• “Colors and forms”, Bálna Gallery, Budapest
• “Retrospektive rethought”, Mamü Gallery, Budapest
• “The Idol Falls” , PP Center, Budapest
• “OOPS”, Partizan Street Sesion” Graffitti and Exhibition, PP Center, Budapest
• “St. Matrix”, Gallery Latarka, Budapest
• “III. Show-window Art Attack” directed by the Modem, downtown, Debrecen, Hungary
• “St. Matrix”, Gallery Sesztina, Debrecen, Hungary
• The Exhibition of “Síkhegy” Group, Gallery MAMÜ, Budapest, Hungary
• DLA Final Exhibition, Gallery Pécs, Hungary
• “DD11″, Gallery Kuko”, Drezden, Germany
• “DrebREcenSden”, Gallery Kuko, Drezden, Germany
• “Szindbád”, Gyula Pál Hall, Nyíregyháza, Hungary
• “Color Power-Scalechange 5.” Zsolnay Factory, Belga Hall, Pécs, Hungary
• “Photography in motion”, Nádor Gallery, Pécs, Hungary
• The “Közelítés” Art Society exhibition debut of new members, Hattyúház, Pécs, Hungary
• Akvarell’ 09, Gyula Pál Hall, Nyíregyháza, Hungary
• BAE (Budapest Art Expo) fresh, Art mill, Szentendre, Hungary
• Strabag Painting Exhibitions of Winners, Museum Ludwig, Budapest, Hungary
• “Away games-young art from Debrecen”, St. Gallen, Switzerland
• “Rectification I-IV (artistic research project), City Gallery, Tisztaújváros, Budapest, Nyíregyháza, Miskolc, Hungary
• “Natural images”, XIX. Photography biennial, Museum Duna, Esztergom, Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét
• “Fresh Art”, Műterem Gallery, Debrecen, Hungary
• Nagyvárad-Debrecen, Contemporary Art Salon, Nagyvárad, Rumania
• VI. Grotesque applications, Vaszary Picture Gallery, Kaposvár, Hungary
• V. Biennal International de Fotografia, XLIII: Medalla Gaudi, Reus, Spain
• III. International Art Exhibition, Shenyang, China
• The Teacher Training College of Nyíregyháza Faculty of Arts 35-year jubilee exhibition, City Gallery, Nyíregyháza, Hungary
• The members of the new painting MAOE (Hungarian Creative Artists’ National Association Federation of the Fine and Applied Arts Craftsmenship) Duna Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
• “Meetings”, The Multi Photo Gallery is Ten Years Old, Ferenc Medgyessy Museum, Debrecen, Hungary
• “Click”, Last Click of the new millennium, West End City Center, Budapest, Hungary
I was born in 1981 in Budapest, Hungary.
My qualification is clothing technician -fashion designer.
I have been drawing and painting since my childhood, but I have only taken painting seriously in the recent 3-4 years. Painting is for making myself happy and express my feelings. I learned it all by myself then I joined an art club lead by painter Kálmán Gasztonyi. I inherited my talent from my mother and grandfather. My mother designs and makes tablecloth and sews clothes. She is very good with her hands and she has a good sense of beauty. My grandfather made welded wooden statues so maybe thats where my love for trees is originated from. Read more ...
In the beginning I was painting and drawing landscape, still-life images and trees. On the other hand I’m interested in the world of tales and fantasy. The world opened to me and I started to make sketches. I’m inspired by the paintings of Boris Wallejo, Julie Bell and the wonderful surrealist dream world of Salvador Dalí.
I like the beauty of the nature so I often go for a trip or take pictures It provides me new ideas. I don’t have a main profile, I like painting both landscapes or fantasy images, depening on my actual feelings. Recently I’m interested in the Zendoodle style and Line Art style, combined with my own. I’m open to learn about new trends, because I’m constantly trying to expand my knowledge.
First I was using acrylic paint then oil paint. I like experimenting, mixing techniques. I still use dry pastell, oil pastell and watercolor then I decorate them with nail polish or gel pen. I mostly paint to streched canvas but I like to work with wood, stone and plastic surfaces too. My goal is to build a unique, recognizable style for myself. I like to use flowers, vines and Art Nouveau as recurring motifs. I like bright, decisive colors.
In 2015 I joined the Jancso Gallery .I participate in the gallery’s life ,I do my pantings there and I often have exhibitions at the gallery.
My very first exhibition was in 2013 in Budapest in the Karolyi Gallery.
Sometimes I get so involved making the details that I can’t put down the brush. It’s after midnight when I realize how much time has passed. Painting and the desire for creation has been becoming a passion in my life. If I have some free time I dedicate it to painting.
I was born in Debrecen in 1978 and moved near the Balaton with my family when I was little. During the Grammar School I became an art pupil of Dokus Eors artist who set me off on the way of oil painting. I have been working on my own for the last 15 years. I mainly paint street paintings, landscapes, I would like to bring back the smile on the faces of people. I have had exhibitions in Hungary in Budapest, Heviz, Keszthely, Szekesfehervar, Sotjor. and in many other cities. I am living in Heviz and I take part in many artist gatherings. I favour Plain-air style paintings.
(Debrecen , Hungary 27/12/1980)
Since my childhood I have been interested in drawing, I was always touched by forms and colours. Admiringly I turned towards the phenomena of nature hunting for forms and amusing myself embody them with my fantasy.
I finished College in an art faculty but didn’t get any closer to the nitty-gritty of art only the spiritual seeds seeped into my brain and soul. Read more ...
Despite all this after my College years for a while I didn’t draw or paint at all.
The demand of visualization started in 2011 by inner impulse, by impact of searching for different paths.
First I tried to reflect my whirling thoughts with a camera. For while I enjoyed myself in the world of optics and softwere.From this work I had an exhibition in 2012 in Debrecen , Hungary in the Bisztro Bar.
Later on I was drawn more and more to the materials of making paintings.
I feel I can be freer if I smell the paint and the diluent ,the weaves of the canvas scores,the paintbrush or pallette knife varnished wood case…and I alter the pictures I see according to my moods.
I was always dazzled by accuracy-liberal presentation…rigid composition-flimsy surface filling….and playing with colours.
I autodiduct teach myself but regurarly attend painting courses.
August 2017 was my first exhibition from my paintings in Debrecen, in the Incognito Bar.
At the moment the world of Plein -air attracts me,and I am trying to bring to life this technique in my paintings according to my feelings.
A fable about a man who started his life all over again at an age of 40 because he took a chance.
Nowadays Zoltan Jancso is a successful gallery manager and an artist to whom family traumas and a Mexican dream journey were his fuse.
Zoltan has a happy, easy going personality who isn’t in a treadmill.
In the past he was a butcher,chef,taxi driver,poker card-dealer, but he found his true profession at the age of 30. Read more ...
He was born in Paszto village in Hungary in 7th of July in 1970.Even in primary school he showed an artistic talent, but his farming parents didn’t believe in that. Zoltan’s art teacher saw in this educationally struggling boy a talent, embraced him, encouraged him and talked to him about art.
At the beginning his success was when he was given a cigarette for one of his drawings or in secondary school after entering a competition his drawing was displayed at the school.
After this unfortunately his hobby was forgotten, and he only picked up a pencil and a paintbrush in his later life.
This happened when he lost his mother and his brother. Painting was his therapy. Helped him to heal his haggard soul.
At the age of 40 his marriage broke down. In 2010 one of his friends invited him to Mexico to get over his pain. He had very little money and didn’t speak the language when he arrived at Mexico.
He planned his visit for 1 month, but he stayed for 4 years. During this time, he was charged with the locals’ calm and happy outlook on life. Zoltan soaked up the colours, ambiance, the scenery of the country and he was painting all the time.
He had more and more orders and exhibitions.
His best memory is when he had an exhibition in Tulum in the Pepe Nero Club,150 people came to see his paintings.
At the end he decided to move back to Hungary, he was missing his daughter.
In Hungary he had a surprising success when he was leading and art camp in Fonyod . A film director (Rajmund Panuvics) and his actress wife (Viktoria Farkas) visited his studio and it lead to a film which was shown in cinemas in Hungary with a title of “Jacky’s world”.
After moving back to Hungary he got married again and made new friends. Him and two other artists decided to do an interactive studio and gallery in a cellar in Budapest. After a hard work in 2014 the gallery opened. First under the name if Kazicum later Jancso Art Gallery. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-8pm.
Because Jancso autodidact taught himself he is happy to help dedicated amateur artists. His main aim to accommodate the art seedling-trees, break down the mystery around art and bring closer the artwork to whom who are interested in it.
Zoltan is proud that in his self-run business he met kind, talented artists who are not rivals, meet up regularly in or outside of the gallery.
He also has exhibitions in the nearby Szimpla- garden.
There and in the gallery he has many visitors from abroad too.
The artist picks his themes from his own life. He only paints landscapes if he has been at the location.
He doesn’t like taking orders, he doesn’t want his work turning into soulless routine work where he can’t identify himself.
As an amateur he likes the humorous society criticism, he likes the colours of Cezanne, the bravery and wit of Picasso, the madness of Bosch, the way Modigliani seeing things also the landscapes from Laszlo Paal.
He continuously teaching himself. A few years ago he found an interest in the palette knife technic.
He has had exhibitions in Mexico, France, Romania.
His work can be found in lots of countries in Europe, in the USA, Russia, Cuba Mexico and Argentina.
Since I remember I always wanted to be an artist however my family’s financial state couldn’t make it happen.
I was born in 1976 in Koszeg,Hungary where I live and work.I started to draw and paint 25 years ago as a self-taught artist. I work with oil paint. I do commission paintings mainly, to make my living, I also try to find the unknown on the canvas,and try to grab the incomprehensible.Very hard to define my style.After many years of experimenting took shape this dreamy, blurred effect which are the characteristics of my paintings. I call them figurative-realistic paintings. I am really grateful for my clients my fans. They keep me going so I can concentrate on painting. My aim is to amaze my audience and bring glory with my paintings to my country.
My ars poetics: ,,I see it so, that our age, very much showed what should do, very much said, very material and very noisy. For what I am looking in my environment and my works show what should do, that unsaid one, the quiet one, the mysterious one, the mystic.’ Member of The Association of Hungarian Fine Artists. I’m graduated in the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest. In my works I try to portray the atmosphere around me in this new century. In our Complex world I need to find an artistic language what can translate my vision of the mingling of cultures and emotions. For me, painting is a way of living, of expressing myself and my opinions, and I never cease to question and judge it. Read more ...
HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS.
Art camp in Tuscany in this June: https://www.artcamptuscany.com
My artworks are represented in private collections in Hungary, USA, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, France, Croatia, China, Dubai, Canada, Australia, Transylvania.
If we pay attention to ourselves, listen to our inner voices ,we notice our inner whiffle ,that our inner world is full of things ,our self-knowledge .Our lives, inner- selves are abstract and deep.
The questions are for me always how to express the unsaid , the feelings , the thoughts , the unformulated.
How to tell a friend , how was a concert? How was an exhibition? Have we got words for abstract feelings , thoughts which appear in the moment?
These are the questions which I ask myself day after day and as an artist I try to give answers with my art. What I can’t tell with words I show with my paintings.
Born: 1990, Budapest
Visual artist based in Budapest.
2018 – / Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Fine Art Teacher (HU)
2013 – 2018 / Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Painting (HU)
2016 / Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata (IT)
Scholarships and Prizes:
2018 – Scholarship of the Iuventus Art Foundation
2017 – Janne Boros prize
2017 – Ari S. Kupsus Gallery prize
2016 – Erasmus scholarship, Macerata, Italy Read more ...
2018 – ’HighFive!’, Belgrad rkp., Budapest
2018 – ’GARDEN-VISAGE-PICTURE’, Gallery of Wine and Craft, Budapest
2018 – ’Deszkavízió’, Polish Institute, Budapest
2018 – ’Faces’, Diploma exhibition, MKE, Barcsay Hall, Budapest
2017 – ’Steps’, Gallery of Wine and Craft, Budapest
2017 – Ari S. Kupsus Gallery, Budapest
2017 – Workshop exhibition, Gallery of Csongrád, Csongrád
2017 – Fundamenta Amadeus exhibition, MKE, Barcsay Hall, Budapest
2017 – Ludwig exhibition, MKE, Barcsay Hall, Budapest
2016 – Pakk_art Christmas market exhibiton, Budapest
2016 – ‘On the road’, Gallery of Wine and Craft, Budapest
2016 – Workshop exhibition, Gallery of Csongrád
2015 – ‘Eleven Ősz’ installation, Budapest
2015 – Workshop exhibition, Museum of Laszlo Tari, Csongrád
2015 – ‘Eleven Tavasz, 1 Művész 1 Porta’ installation, Gellért square, Budapest
2015 – Pakk_art, Defo Labor, Budapest
2014 – Workshop exhibition, Gallery of Csongrád, Csongrád
2014 – Pakk_art, Higgs Field Gallery, Budapest
Timea Hadar was born in a small village near a town called Munkács in Ukrain, in Transcarpathia. Her first profession, which is rather her devotion – is teaching. She got her degree in teaching in the „Teaching School of Munkács”, which quickly became a very important part of her life. It was there, where she discovered, that she loved painting, Artworks and all other kind of Fine Arts.
Because officially art teachers are extremely rare in Transcarpathia at first, she offered teaching in her home village – in the School of Csongor. After a few years, she got her degree in the area of Fine Arts at the University for Hungarian Nationalities of the Carpathians. After getting her second degree – her interest in painting got stronger, and soon she started making her own paintings. Read more ...
My name is Andrei Mezei , I was born in 1968 I Belenyes in a small town near Nagyvarad (Oradea) in Transylvania.
I have been drawing since I was a child and I started to paint encouraged by my uncle who liked to paint mainly landscapes in his free time. He sometimes let me use up the paints on his palette . When I think about those days I remember the smell of the oil,which I still love because it reminds me of the carefree childhood. Read more ...
When I go to the shop to buy paint I often take the lids off and smell them and the smell often influence me which paint to buy. As a child I often copied famous artists so I could learn from them.,,my favourites were the impressionists and Russian artists of course my horizon since got wider. In those days there was no internet so I only saw these paintings in pictures and in books and I started to go outside and I still love the plein air painting. Of course in my days people said you can’t make a living from painting so after I did my compulsory military experience I went to a medical school and after that I worked in a hospital in Nagyvarad ( Oradea). I got married and had little time to paint . I love to go fishing, being outside and see ,find new places.
From 2007-2014 I lived with my family on the Island of Sardinia where I learnt about the sea,the rocky shores,the endless blue sky,new places,new people,new smells and
And this time I started to paint again seriously and we returned in 2014 I decided to devote my time to paint.In 2014 I applied for the University of Fine Arts in Nagyvarad and got in . I graduated in 2018.
Usually from May to November I participate in different art workshops where I meet with different artists . These workshops are held in Hadad,Szatmarhegy,Nagy-Szokond,Kapnyikbanya,Felsobanya,Maramarossziget,Baratka valley, in Transylvania,Babolna,Micske in Hungary and Kassa in Slovakia.
As for my style: I consider myself to be a naturalist-realistic artist,an impressionist or an expressionist .
I mainly paint with oils sometimes with acrylics .My themes are old villages,landscapes,flowers,portraits,fallen gates,old houses,wells…with these what I want to highlight is how some villages get depopulated ( I experienced this in Sardinia as well) when the young generation moves away the old generation dies out with them a lifestyle dies out too…
Another thing I try to show in my paintings the light. I love to play with the light,light effects, light illusions.. for example I like to give back the felling when someone is blinded by the sun.
I love painting in plein air.
For me paintings is my life, I often paint in my dreams,I love mixing the colours,I love noticing the different shades and bring them onto the canvas with brush,with my fingers and bring things to live… this is joy to me.
I have a permanent exhibition in the Museum in Belenyes .
I also have paintings in the Tibor Erno Gallery, Nagyvarad (Oradea)
Nagyvarad (Oradea) castle gallery
Nagyvarad City Museum
Bela KIS ANTAL
I was born in Ozd/Hungary in 1954.
At High School I studied chemistry. I went to University of Engineering in Budapest where I studied chemical engineering and I gained my diploma in teaching chemical engineering and diploma in chemistry engineering.
I have liked art for a long time. I played the cello for 8 years while I was doing my compulsory army training, we established a band. Read more ...
I love the Art Nouveau, impressionism, the colours of play and the forms of waves. In 2014 after I did a course in brain training, I realised I like drawing and able to draw and paint something what I like and other people enjoy too. Since then I have attended many training courses in painting on the internet and also learnt from Katalin Renyi Munkacsi -Award winner artist. I have an intuition for painting, drawing and my life more relaxed and fuller. I enjoy and love that I start something, and the end result is enjoyable for other people as well. Solo exhibitions December 2015-February 2016 – Mese Restaurant Gallery in Budapest February 2016-March 2016-Downtown Open University, Budapest May 2018-June 2018 – Downtown “Aranytiz” Cultural Centre At the moment my paintings are exhibited in the Club for Help Each Other (belongs to the For each other Association)
I love the Art Nouveau, impressionism, the colours of play and the forms of waves.
In 2014 after I did a course in brain training, I realised I like drawing and able to draw and paint something what I like and other people enjoy too. Since then I have attended many training courses in painting on the internet and also learnt from Katalin Renyi Munkacsi -Award winner artist.
I have an intuition for painting, drawing and my life more relaxed and fuller.
I enjoy and love that I start something, and the end result is enjoyable for other people as well.
December 2015-February 2016 – Mese Restaurant Gallery in Budapest
February 2016-March 2016-Downtown Open University, Budapest
May 2018-June 2018 – Downtown “Aranytiz” Cultural Centre
At the moment my paintings are exhibited in the Club for Help Each Other (belongs to the For each other Association)
I’m 43 years old, I have been drawing and painting landscapes since I was a child. I try to capture and pass on experiences and atmospheres. I love how paintings can trigger and recall hidden memories and tap into our emotions and our unconscious mind. Typically, I paint untouched, uninhabited, sometimes wild, sometimes ethereal landscapes. I try to show how nature is the last true opportunity of freedom. Nameless landscapes of no specific time reminding us how we’re all connected, how we’re all one.
Artist, graphic designer, folk artist
I was born in Pecs,Hungary on the 6th of April 1960.
I got the foundation of my professional training at a visual artist camp in Paks,Hungary lead by Ferenc Lantos and Karoly Halasz.In 1990 I earned a membership into the Young Artists’ Studio.
Since 1994 I am a member of the Hungarian Artists National Association. In 2002 I also earned a membership into the Hungarian Graphic Artists Association. Read more ...
Since 1990 I have been taking part in national and international juried art exhibitions.
In 2004 I represented Nograd county on an international biannual drawing exhibition.
In 2006 I took part in the 5th International Triennial Graphic artists exhibition.
In 2007-2008 I was one of four artists on a travelling exhibition (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia).
I got professional recognitions at Salgotarjan Spring Art Exhibitions in 1999 and in 2009, at Miskolc Winter Art Exhibition in 2005 and at Szecseny Autumn Art Exhibitions in 2005, in 2007 and in 2017.
My artistic creativity and aptitude have not only been in taking part in many national and international art exhibitions but also in organising exhibitions too. In 2012 in honour of Salgotarjan’s 90th anniversary being recognised as a town, I helped to organise two exhibitions there.
I was born in a small place in Nova, Hungary in 1970. My love and gift for art showed at an early age. When I was 8 years old, I did figurative, eventful drawings in large scales. When I was a child, I won a lot of drawing competitions. My first art teachers were Ottokar Szentes and Mikos Telkes and with their professionalism they opened new doors for me. In 1984 -against my teachers wishes to follow the artist path-I went to military secondary school because of my passion for kyokushin karate where next to the everyday discipline I self-taught myself in the field of art. Read more ...
From my artwork which I made in the 4 years of Secondary school I had an exhibition in Gyor,Hungary. In 1988 in a Military Cultural inspection I got first prize for my works of art. From 1988 I studied at the Lajos Kossuth Military High School at Szentendre,Hungary as a civil engineer. After that in 1991 I studied at Janus Pannonnius University on a Visual Art and Drawing vocational course. My art tutors were Ilona Keseru and Laszlo Valko and under their hands I gained a Diploma in Art and in teaching Art in secondary schools. I had many field trips in Italy and in England where I deepened my knowledge of art. My visual work can be seen in many companies design and interior design. As a designer of many visual communication projects as well as an art director my work can be seen across Hungary. I have had exhibitions in Hungary Lenti,Zalaegerszeg,Gyor,Pecs,Mohacs,Dunaujvaros,Budapest. In the UK in Cardiff. At present I run a Gallery in Budapest where I exhibit my own work and I also work as a graphic designer.
From my artwork which I made in the 4 years of Secondary school I had an exhibition in Gyor,Hungary. In 1988 in a Military Cultural inspection I got first prize for my works of art. From 1988 I studied at the Lajos Kossuth Military High School at Szentendre,Hungary as a civil engineer. After that in 1991 I studied at Janus Pannonnius University on a Visual Art and Drawing vocational course. My art tutors were Ilona Keseru and Laszlo Valko and under their hands I gained a Diploma in Art and in teaching Art in secondary schools.
I had many field trips in Italy and in England where I deepened my knowledge of art.
My visual work can be seen in many companies design and interior design. As a designer of many visual communication projects as well as an art director my work can be seen across Hungary.
I have had exhibitions in Hungary
In the UK in Cardiff.
At present I run a Gallery in Budapest where I exhibit my own work and I also work as a graphic designer.
Taras Tabaka was born in 1965 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine (the former Soviet Union.)
His studios are located in Uzhgorod, Ukraine; Budapest, Hungary; Essen, Germany and Long Island, New York. He dedicated his life to art. Outside of art he leads a closed way of living. Existentialist that follows the lead of gestalt.
«You don’t intrude into an illusion; you are a part of it …»
-John Fowles- Read more ...
The world around us is what we think of it. Yes, it is woven from the quotations, and it is difficult for us to identify the most important images among its endless variety of repetitive pictures. Those that allow us to live in harmony and take it as it is…
Alas, life experience is limited in time, and harmony makes no provision for expectations. The path to it is not easy, but it is beautiful.
Our era is the current reality, devoid of guarantees of constancy. But where there’s a will there’s a possibility to find so much scope for soul and mind, as there was not in the most enlightened times. The main thing is to be sincere and honest with yourself.
I’m a stalker and a conductor, an artist, who interprets Art not as a form but as a meaning of life. An idealist with a wanderer stick and a samurai code of honor. I came into this world to do my job.
Everything that I may paint surrounds us, in fact, and everyone comes into contact with it anyway. I’m just eager to rethink these fragments, give them meaning, power and infinite love of life.
2003-2005 National University named in honor of T. Shevchenko –Kiev, Ukraine
Courses taken in Philosophy
1992-1997 The National Academy of Arts – Kiev, Ukraine
1983-1991 Polytechnic University – Lviv, Ukraine
1972-1982 The School of Art in Uzhgorod under the studio direction of Z. Bakoniy
2010 – present Union of Artists in Westfalia, RKB, Germany
2002 – present Association of Art Activists of Ukraine
Projects and Art Exhibit Curator
2013-present Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod
2019 – «Intro». Project curator and exhibitor, Art Center Ilko Gallery Uzhgorod; Museum of Contemporary Art of Korsakiv, Lutsk.
2017-2018 –”Goodbye, Word!“, Uzhhorod – Kyiv, Museum of Kyiv History
2016-2017 – “Newest Realism”, Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod. A series of exhibitions.
2015 – curator and participant of the exhibition “Flags of Utopia”, Transcarpathian arts museums, Uzhgorod
2014 – “VELIKIJ PEREVIZ”, presentation of modern collection Ukrainian Avanade art. Curator and participant Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod
2014 –“INSOMNIA”, exhibit – reaction to current events on Independence Square, Ukraine – Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod
2013 – “FRAGMENTATION”, group exhibit, fine art, photography, computer graphics Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod
2011 – “INDIFFERENT”, group exhibit, fine art, photography, computer graphics – Transcarpathian arts museums, Uzhgorod
2010 – “KINO NOT FOR EVERYONE”, week of Modern Hungarian Independent films. Sponsored by general consulate of Hungry in Ukraine. – Uzhgorodski National University
2009 – “IDEALIST”, group exhibit, fine art, photography, computer graphic – Transcarpathian arts museums, Uzhgorod
2008 – “DAYS OF HUNGARIAN CULTURE”, fine art, photography, and computer graphic – Sponsored by general consulate of Hungry in Ukraine. – Transcarpathian arts museums, Uzhgorod
2006 – “FRENCH KISSES”, week of French Independent films – Drama Theater, Uzhgorod
2005 – “UNKNOWN HOLLYWOOD”, week of American Independent films – Drama Theater, Uzhgorod
2004 – “SENSEI OF EASTERN FILMS”, week of Eastern Asian Independent films – Drama Theater, Uzhgorod
2017 – Solo Exhibit, Reflection gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2015 – Solo Exhibit “Egoist”, Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod
2014 –“VELIKIJ PEREVIZ”, Flags of Utopia – oil painting, Art Center Ilko Gallery, Uzhgorod
2014 – “INSOMNIA”, Reaction to current events on Independence Square, Ukraine –
Four oil paintings and multimedia installation. Art Center Ilko Gallery , Uzhgorod
2012-2014 –Permanent Exhibits of cultural Exchange, Germany-France. RKB organization in Paris, France
2013 –“FRAGMENTATION”, group exhibit, fine art, photography, computer graphics – Art Center Ilko Gallery
2011 – Solo Exhibit Zollferraine Culture Center – UNESCO. In program cultural heritage of Krupp family. Zollferraine, Germany.
2008-2009 – cycle or personal exhibits in Essen, Vupertal and Dusburg, Germany
2007-2009 – New Years International Fine Art Show , oil paintings. Hungarian Pavilion – Linc, Austria
2003 – Hero of Culture, Refugee Camp multimedia installation – participant and title nominee. Lviv and Kiev, Ukraine.
2002 – Ukrainian Days Russia, Highlander – abstract oil painting , Pavilion of Modern Art of central Art Building – Moscow, Russia.
1995-1997 – International Art Show oil paintings, Ukrainian Building – Kiev, Ukraine
1994-1995 – Ukrainian-France cultural symposiums, cycle of group exhibits, various oil paintings and installations. Kyiv and Kharkiv, Ukraine; Marcel and Tulusa, France.
In childhood everything gets decided, the greatest dreams born too, but then in adulthood time washes them away, they fade.
However, destiny gave a brush in my hands in 2000. I grabbed it, and I couldn’t, didn’t even want to put it down. It greatly changed my life and my relation to the world.
In 1985 after I finished my A levels I worked as a shop window arranger. I got to know painting here. I started going down on that path, I wanted to paint. Read more ...
My art teachers from Békéscsaba have made a huge impact on me: Attila Novák visual professor Gábor Megyeri-Horváth artist and art teacher. I started studying art at the Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art in Budapest. My teachers were: Huba Bálványos graphic artist Gábor Atlasz artist I create a lot, but it never feels I need to stop… I always look forward to taking the brush in my hands and sitting in front of the canvas. I like still-life painting, telling stories by the objects I chose. I love unique angles and warm colours. Békéscsaba Gyula Kecskemét Hódmezővásárhely Szeged Sopron Budapest
My art teachers from Békéscsaba have made a huge impact on me:
Attila Novák visual professor
Gábor Megyeri-Horváth artist and art teacher.
I started studying art at the Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art in Budapest. My teachers were:
Huba Bálványos graphic artist
Gábor Atlasz artist
I create a lot, but it never feels I need to stop… I always look forward to taking the brush in my hands and sitting in front of the canvas.
I like still-life painting, telling stories by the objects I chose. I love unique angles and warm colours.