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2012. december 28., péntek

Merry Christmas Mateja! :-)

A few minutes before we've met for the first time, was at the begining of december on the show of The Red Paintings in Budapest and I've heard her talking to another girl about one of my painting she saw online. 
I was very happy that I heard these words accidentally and I thought I will sourprise her with a similar painting for Christmas.

2012. december 20., csütörtök

Mail Art Madness vol.2

One of the coolest habit is what we do with two of my best friends and my boyfriend. We all gather together occasionally like we did today. We have one goal: to paint together something for Torma Cauli László, our friend. So a few hours of chatting, drawing and gluing stuff makes sense, especially after some wine.. :)
anyway, don't judge me, or even us, we just had fun like we always do if we are together.

Here's some pictures from our little event:

Here's what Zora did:

Zoli's work:

(By the way, Henrik is the only one of us who is not an artist per say, he is a librarian.)

And here's mine (both sides):

Okay, this chocolate is actually a lottery scratcher, so he can win with it some money :)

Here's what I made for a Russian Mail Art friend of mine, to Virgo:

And of course I also made one for Planet Susannia, but I will upload it later, because I know she is watching... :-)

.oOo. Update .oOo.

.oOo. Update #2 .oOo.

So now that Susannia got my mail art as well, I post it here.

2012. december 16., vasárnap

Little RedS Riding Hood

I found this I painted before the university around 2004. I still find it funny.
It says something like: "Yes, he is the the captive of the circumstances."

2012. december 13., csütörtök

Being nostalgic #4 The story of the wallpaper...

Back then in the University, around 2008, we had to design covers for the American Print Magazine and this was one of my four idea.

2012. december 10., hétfő

The Red Paintings Vienna show sneak peek

So I was in Vienna, in B72 to paint for The Red Paintings again. And I was really glad we made it happen because I really find them amazing! And I like the fact that they truly believe in my art and style. I learnt an expression from one of them on that very evening, that I have never heard before: "I feel it in my waters".
I have to admit, I didn't have the faintest idea what he was talking about that time. :-)
This was about me becoming a succesful artist ever. I came home and a few days after, I remembered it and looked it up in the dictionary. I was really thankful that I did so and I hope I'm really on the right tracks.
This is the picture I made in less than 45 minutes on the show while I was listening their music (without earplugs!!:)

Some werks:

And please, listen to this beautiful song too:


There is nothing in me that you can't take away
I'm as dead as the water in a dried up lake

Too many kids in here have hat tops and hammers as well
The cellar door's blown to bits, i keep my cool knowing it well, knowing it well

Inside the sea we go, a million things i wish i'd said have been and gone, they're lost
We paint our world apart, we're closing up, we think we've got it all worked out, but we don't

Too many kids in here have hat tops and hammers as well
The cellar door's blown to bits i keep my cool knowing it well, knowing it well
Knowing it well

Our little group after the show

2012. december 7., péntek

Being nostalgic #3 - Venice sketch

Oh yes, I knew I've had that somewhere! I found one of my sketches from around 2008. I drew it with a black pen on psichology class in the university. (Oh well..)  :)
I know this is not february to post a picture about the Festival of Venice, but I post it now anyway.


2012. december 6., csütörtök

Winter Stories (Téli mesék) - Mini(E)mail Art - project

This is the second time I'm participating in one of the Arnolfini Salon's artproject series. Time after time we get a topic and we reply visually. So simple is that. To be honest, I made a little extra game out of these.. As soon as I get the new email with a new topic (and if I'm at home at that time..) I try to sketch something right away. It makes my works not too overdone, and minimalistic-alike.. :) (Gosh, I really need to practice more English..)
The project is here.
And here's my 5 minute sketch :)

2012. december 2., vasárnap

The Red Paintings - Here we go!

So whitin a few hours, I'm going on stage with The Red Paintings to create a live painting on a model.
I'm very excited.. So much that I painted a picture while I was listening their music today. This one is inspired by the song called Rain.


Why does sun shine cross the ocean.....
These tragedies
Some can always think without the next time .....

They're so naive
Your uniform doesn't impress me
Mass manipulation
When how why will we win
Must survive
Old clocks ..... just an illusion of time

She just feels so sad
She can't even get up from the floor
Forgotten children
Coming to steal their innocence

Cos they're so naive
Your uniform doesn't impress me
Mass manipulation
When how why will we win
Must survive
Old clocks ..... just an illusion of time

Once again it's happened to me now
Once again it's happened to me now

What if we never see each other again
The holy ghost, the holy ghost (Repeat Section)

What if this is all just the end of the world?
When do we run?
When the barbecue is done
When will all this (fooling?) end?
The holy ghost, the holy ghost

I've got a ....we're all done (the holy ghost x2)

What if we never see each other again ? (the holy ghost x2)
(Repeat Section)

.oOo. Update .oOo.

It was such a great show! It turned out that I had to paint on a canvas instead of a modell's body. 
But it was good for me, I like painting on canvases anyway. The most awesome thing was when during the show, the singer stopped the band suddenly and came to the canvas just to tell me that it is so cool what I'm doing. He told it to the audience as well. This made me so happy! :) Well in my opinion the painting turned out okay, for this short time what I had I tried to do my best. I painted a japaneese-like composition, and when they played the last song, the whole stage had got UV light, so I started using my neon paints and turned off the light on my canvas. It looked great! But gonna upload pictures very soon..

.oOo. Update #2. oOo.

So the singer of the The Red Paintings posted on their wall some kind words about the show last night: 

"Interesting show last night supporting some mars Volta action. Seems we made some new American friends and some Hungarian ones as well. Art works again amazing possibly the best on this mega long tour so far. Tonight we play the beautiful city of Prague, Czech Republic." 

.oOo. Update #3 .oOo.

As I promised, here are some pictures:

Behind the scenes with Mu Ki (The other painter) 

Work in progress

 This is with the leader of the band, he is Trash Mcsweeny from The Red Paintings.

And here's my finished painting:

And finally here's a video of the mood :-)

2012. november 29., csütörtök

Tofu's add and pass project

I got a few month earlier an uncompleted mail art that had some finished layers already. But the rest of it was empty.
All I had to do was to paint/design the next layer and forward to someone. So I did it, and sent it to Torma Cauli. 
He also made another layer with a fishy-creature and afterwards it looked like so:

Later on I saw on Tofu's website the completed version. Susanna Lakner a.k.a. Planet Susannia made the last layer to it, and she made it perfect! :-)

So here comes the most interesting part.
Today I was browsing on his facebook page and accidently saw again this piece among the other maybe 20 or more layered artworks and I saw a comment, that Tofu wrote:

"Two more completed pieces for the Millennia Mail Art Project were
waiting for me at the post office today. One without any names on
back, it's the anonymous piece. And the 24th piece which travelled all
over Europe and picked up this set of hand painted googly eyes as part
of the process (I really LOVE this one)."

I was so damn happy! I painted the girl with the "googly eyes", and her eyes are really moving when you shake the whole collage well enough. It feels so good when an idea gets appreciated.   :)

2012. november 20., kedd

The best Bierbar in town!

At least I hope it will be. I'm recently working on the design on a very-very special bierbar that will open soon in a frequented place in the downtown in Budapest. We decided on a logo, and I've made some variations that may change a bit, but this is where the project up to so far. The place is called "Felni" which is "Tire" (or the metal wheel in the midle of the tire.. I don't know it in English.)

This store will be special because this won't be "just an ordinary" bierbar, but a place where you can actually buy such handmade beers that you could hardly get anywhere else, especially not in one place! It will be a true heaven for the gourmands. And when this is not enough, if you go there you will get to taste these fine beers with different beer chasers, so you can chose which is your favourite right away! Among these features, it is planned to be also an art gallery and some whole other things as well, but mainly: A place where it is good to be.

.oOo. Update .oOo.

Here are the possible posters of the many I'll plan to make.

Any other details I will tell after the opening.

.oOo. UPDATE .oOo.

So this little bier bar is getting really famous! Here's an article of the place, unfortunately it is only in Hungarian, but the pictures are priceless! 

.oOo. UPDATE .oOo.

Another great review of the Bierbar! This time in English! 

2012. november 12., hétfő

The website is getting ready

I work for a Dutch-Hungarian kindergarden called Tulipán Kindergarten as a designer and they asked me to create the design of their website as well. So the background is getting to be ready.

The only question: wich is the better.
With kids or without?

2012. november 7., szerda

New logo for the Stamp Museum, Budapest

A while ago I was asked to design the new logo of the Stamp Museum in Hungary, Budapest (Bélyegmúzeum in Hungarian). Among some good and less good ideas this looks like to be the winner.
What do you think about it?

2012. október 31., szerda

Hungarian joke - This is the elegant way to be late..

A few month ago I realized that I was late to cheer László Torma Cauli mailartist up for his birthday. So I made this mailart for him.
I can't really translate this to English, I mean, I could but it is not understandable because it is playing with the words in Hungarian. But the main meaning is to say sorry to be late.

The text is: "Szemtelenség a részemről, hogy még nem köszöntöttelek fel születésnapod alkalmából...
Most magam módján pótolom."

These plastic eyes were funny though.. If you shake the Mail Art, they move and make a funny sound.

2012. október 25., csütörtök

Being nostalgic #2 - Budapest Anno, co-production with Andrea Vékony

We love painting walls! Even if we had to paint this in one day.
Happened around 2008 when a person painted his wall brown and realized that he feels bad at home... It was not a coincidence:) So we painted this scenery only with white and black colors and  tried to brighten up his apartment.
I worked together with my good friend and classmate from the university: Andrea Vékony.



2012. október 19., péntek

Being nostalgic - Trash Project from 2007

I have never painted a cow. And I think I never will. I found something much more fun instead. When people do something nice and good for the nature, and visualize a message, that is important.
Anyway, there was this project long ago about repainting trashes and giving function to them, or just simply make it fun to protect our environment.
First we had to hand in picture designs and the jury decided whether you got through or not. If you did, you got two real trashes and you had to paint the same design on both.

An older work.. Variations for Magritte: Lovers

Take one good picture, for instance the René Magritte's Lovers painting. Add some imagination, that there can be a next picture, or even more than one.
A few years ago I decided to paint it for school, and rethink the story. I wanted to paint something obviously crazy and one other (that is just a double picture) with a "deeper" thought.
Something that you may not expect to happen.

And there's another one I prefer. I gave a new title for this pair: "Brothers"