I am a visual artist who paints contemporary landscape and abstract
paintings and also sculpt. I was born in Budapest, Hungary and migrated to
Australia in 1958. I started painting in 1970 while working as a Chartered
Architect and in 1997 retired to paint and sculpt full time.
I most admire Van Gogh’s intensity and use of
colour to stir up emotions, Paul Klee’s sensitivity and insight into our inner
beings, Kandinsky’s exuberance and sense of composition, Picasso’s inventiveness
and broad range of interests.
As for Australian artists, I love John Olsen’s
playful and imaginative expression, Fred Williams’ ability to abstract the
essential elements of a landscape, and last but not least, Emily Kngwarreye’s
instinctive mastery of colour, structure and connection to Country.
My main inspiration is Nature, in particular
Australia’s unique wilderness areas, wetlands, the unspoilt countryside, deserts
and seashores. My paintings clearly show my love of this country, especially of
the Sydney Region.
Interpretation and Expression
My interpretation of natural phenomena is
unique, surprising and unpredictable. My paintings not only encapsulate the
essential elements, colours and features of a particular place, but also
recreate the ambience and the feel of ‘being there’.
My sculptures are made from recycled materials
and often based on simple geometric forms like cubes and pyramids. In contrast,
their complex mosaic-like surfaces comprise multi-coloured pieces arranged in
artistic jigsaw patterns.
Typically, my highly original work is
exuberant, vibrant, confident and eye-catching. My artworks are charged with
positive energy, are richly textured and overflow with dazzling colour.
Alternatively, some pieces are soft, meditative and introspective. The
playful, decorative and inspiring images are both optimistic and spiritually
Exhibitions, membership and collections
I have had more than 30 solo shows since 1999
– in Sydney, Melbourne and in regional New South Wales galleries. i have also
participated in countless group shows in municipal and commercial galleries and
other venues. I am a member of the National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA)
and have had exhibiting memberships in Mosman, Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and North
Shore Art Societies and The Sculptors’ Society.
Apart from Australia, my works can be found in
private collections all around the world, including USA, Canada, Great Britain,
Hong Kong, New Zealand and a number of European countries.