Tag Archives: KAZI30

New Smaller paper-based collages….

Please visit my ‘New Paper Collage pieces’ to see several new works created on hard paper, using metal foil, gold and solver wax-based paint and paper of different colours, here! These include images I first showed here in my earlier ‘sneak preview’ post.


In these compositions, I experimented with cracked surfaces, after painting over two or three layers of paper, then removing the top layers and regluing  them, to reveal the unpainted surface underneath. I added layers of paper foil, then repainted over these, allowing these to shine through, for more added depth and still further complexity of layers.


All of the surfaces are reflective and thus change with the mood.


In this respect, the camera meets me half way in recreating the surfaces and the ‘jewelled’ qualities these possess. In these latest works I did not use my scanner but rather my camera, using ‘lying’ mode. I am not sure this is the right way to express this in English actually as my phablet phone is still set to Hungarian and it was switched from automatic to ‘fekvő’ mode. This latter produced greater sharpness of images and richer, more golden shades – though the size of these works is reduced hugely so that they will upload smoothly onto this site.


There is a chance I will be able to present a solo exhibiton of my larger works in the Autumn of this year – so please watch this space. Currently I have works on show in Budapest at the co-operative run KAZI 30 project run by the Ferdinand Gallery at Kazinzsky Utca 30 and at the Újnesz venue at Papnövelde Utca 2, near Ferenciek Tér, Budapest.

Clearing the Decks and work on this site

So now I have uploaded images of all the works I woanted to include from each category. As and when I have time, I will now be slowly adding more information about each work.

In the mean time, I can be contacted me wherever there maybe a query about any of the works on show here.

I have recently been showing work at the newly-opened cellar gallery KAZI30, at Kazinszky Utca 30 Budapest, organised by the Ferdinand Gallery. There will be an opening of the new mixed show for the next month there at 6 00pm this Sunday. I will only be exhibiting the one piece this time round, the one shown here. It can also be viewed on my ‘Larger Mixed-media Pieces’ page. It was completed in 2008, on board, and is 50×50 cm, titled ‘Autumnal shades on snow surfaces.’

Much of what the Ferdinand Gallery was music to my ears – reaching the people directly and getting away from the exclusivity and sheer snobbery of traditional galleries. Artists working together in a sense of community.

This has been my first experience of participating in a co-operative run gallery and now it does seem to be more a question of it being about nothing but the rent and how much each artist can afford to lose each month, alongside popularity votes and bruised egos. It is still early days there though.

Beyond this, there is nothing like having a new site to stimulate a certain amont of self-criticism. Recently I have made a cull of several pieces that seemed to me to still need work, or repairing, or simply, just getting rid of, in order to make way for new ideas.