Marton Szabo


Artist's Biography

rton Szabo was born in 1968, in Budapest, Hungary. He gained his academiciam education in Universtity of Fine Art Budapest. In the last two decades he has exhibitions almost in every year. He has works in several private collections. The artist decided one year ago to spend more time in the USA and he choosed Philadelphia as his second home.

Artist's Statement

During my studies I laid huge emphasis on anatomy knowledge. It has a strong tradition with Jeno Barcsay, who created the most modern anatomy atlas for artists of his epoch. I studied the classic European painting techniques, materials thoroughly, spending a lot of times with restorers. The result of the lot of experimentation is my always changing material usage – in the last couple of years a unique oil-tempera mix - a modern version of the great masters’ paints.

Representation of humans is the cornerstone of my art. I’m drawing alot, never use projector – although most of my paintings based on my own photos. The most pertinent attribute of my work told by my master, Lajos Svaby (former president of University of Fine art Budapest, professor of Kingston University London) – I am a psycho-genre painter. I am telling stories to people about people beyond words, without the need of shoreless explanations. With gestures, colors and faces I create a methaphysical world.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
little dogs - BIG DOGS, Drunken Tailor, Budapest, Hungary

Children of the city, Atelier Pro Art / A.P.A. Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2013
Playstation, Klauzal13 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Little dreamers, Pepita Ofelia Art Bar, Budapest, Hungary

2012
Inglorious Secret, Pepita Ofelia Art Bar, Budapest, Hungary

2009
Poor child’s laments, Lehner Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008
Colos scale, Theatre Festival, Balatonföldvár, Hungary

2007
Mickey’s homecoming, Art9 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2005
Automedia, K.A.S. Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2004
Dream theater, K.A.S. Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2003
The days of penitence,  K.A.S. Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2001
North and South, K.A.S. Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1999
Fészek Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Group
2012
White Money, Liget Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010
Artfanatics, Palace of Art, Budapest, Hungary

2008
Brotherhood?!, Slovakian Institute, Budapest, Hungary

2006
SideMen, 7 Hungarian artists, Körzőgyár, Budapest, Hungary

2005
European Council, Brussels, Belgium

2003
Hungarian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany

1999
Black Money, Polish Institute, Budapest, HUngary

Public Projects

2009-2010
Green Pyramid Mural project in the Zoo of Nyiregyháza, Hungary

Education

1991-1996
University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
MA, Painting