This coming Saturday, March 19th at 4 00 PM, I will be hosting an Open Studio at my home at Rákosfalva. Nibbles will be provided, some drinks already available, but visitors are asked to bring either a bottle, or nibbles. I will show visitors my latest works, alongside older pieces, and present other smaller pieces in albums. I will give instructions on how to find me as soon as I know that enough people will be able to attend.
Here is an image of the latest work to be shown on My Colour Drawings page:
This kind of design is very labour-intensive and soon I hope to have enough to create a keep calendar purely of these on my RedBubble website, which can be viewed here.
I have also ben working on a small series of citiscape works, which can be viewed here – some of these, at just 20×20 cm, cannot realy be inclided among my larger works, even though they are on canvas:
All work shown here now comes with my unique signature.
Recently I have added or replaced several pieces as well as adding a whole new page for a set of much smaller pieces a while ago, some of which I had made into cards – these can be seen in ‘Smaller pieces.’
There are some new canvas works in my ‘Larger mixed-media’ page too: This is another experiment in reflective, matt ad opaque surfaces, using gold and copper shades alongside greys, whites and iridescent opal.
I have also uploaded two or three additional life drawings.
I have added several new gold-paint based pieces created on paper on my ‘New paper mixed-media pieces’ section, experimenting still further with different textures, reflective surfaces and shapes.
Finally I have just completed a new colour drawing using caran d’ache pencils at my colour drawing section.
Much of the last few months has consisted of retracing certain steps made in order to move forward again and in looking both forward and back.
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.
I have begun work on a new series of works, both of paper-based pieces and of small pieces on canvas. I used gold acrylic, gold wax paint, torn paper of different colours and metal foil to create these.
These are based on the inspiration gleaned from my completion of the 2013 Sketchbook Project. Two earlier books of my mixed-media layered works on paper can be viewed here.
In the 2013 sketchbooks I experimented with adding and then replacing torn pieces of paper to review the original layer of paper, giving a ‘streched’ look.
So now here is a chance to watch some works in progress. Here is the first stage:
I have added torn paper of various colours to the pristine surface.
By the next stage, I have painted over each surface with gold and then begun to peel away the painted-over surfaces, reapplying them so that they are misplaced, so that the background colour is revealed:
Now it will be a question of continuing to add, complexify and refine what has been begun here.