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Igor Eugen PROKOP
  • 67, Male
  • Visegrad
  • Hungary
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College / University
Applied Art School of Hungary,University
Program / Degree
August 20, 1992
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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Drawing, Film, Installation, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video
I am...
Prokop Igor Jenő

Curriculum vitae
He was born in Budapest in 1953. He graduated from the Teacher Training College in Eger as a teacher of Biology and drawing in 1978. He studied Biology at József Attila University of Arts between 1981 and 1983 in Szeged, then philosophy in 1984 in Budapest, film aesthetics in 1987 and between 1991 and 1993 he studied design at the University of Applied Arts. He studied and worked in New York, Heidelberg, Auckland and several other places of the world. Besides painting and drawing he has worked with glass as well for 20 years. The artist has gone through the phases of making lead-glass and tiffany. Fusing glass is the result of a more advanced technology. The process goes like this: the elements of glass coloured in the material are faceted with diamond burnishers and these pieces are melted together horizontally and vertically like a mosaic. The surfaces, panels and pictures reflect the natural forms seen during the author's trips through the eyes of a biologist-artist.
His trips:
- 1984 Cuba
- 1985 Mongolia, Caucasus
- 1989 USA, New York and Walhalla
- 1993 Germany, Heidelberg
- 1995 France, Paris
- 1996 Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Polinesia, USA
- 1997 Ireland, Scotland
- 1998 Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, USA
- 1999 Ireland, Portugal, Madeira
- 2000 Florida, Canada, Ireland
- 2001 New Zealand, Canada, USA - New York
- 2002 New Zealand, Tonga - Nukualofa
- 2003 New Zealand, Vanuatu - Port Villa
- 2004 New Zealand, Portugal, Canada
- 2005 New Zealand, Tunisia

Individual exhibitions:
- Budapest, Graz, Barcelona, Eger, New York, Berlin
- Kecskemét, Heidelberg, Salzburg, Debrecen
- Visegrád, Toronto, St. Pölten, Auckland
- Bécs,Cambridge
- Luxemburg
- Dublin,St.Petersburg,Montreal

At present he lives and works in Visegrád.

"I love the sea, the grass, the tree, the animals, the animate and inanimate world. The material. Am I perhaps a narrow-minded materialist? No, the spirit is immaterial but the material is the worldly manifestation of the spirit. When I worked as a dental technician, I had to cast metal and mould wax, plaster and porcelain. I was not captivated with this narrow range of people. I studied Biology and drawing and also taught them, I was wandering around in the world, loved the colourful, transparent world of the Cuban seas, the whirling movement of the barracudas, the endless and timeless space of the Mongolian deserts, the chaotic and artistic magic of Indonesia, enjoyed skiing among the peaks of the Elbrus considered even by Reinhold Meissner one of the most amazing natural slopes. I savoured exploring Vanatau, Tonga, Tahiti and Bora Bora and the friendly people there, their songs, sorrows, faith, their endless respect for their beloved islands and enjoyed their unrestricted appetite for beauty, erotica, exuberance and abundance. I was diving in seas and oceans where lemon, steel-blue and red fish were flashing and gleaming with intensive colours never seen before in the tropical sunshine together with corals and plants. The impenetrable rain forests have presented all the variations of green. And the island of real peace: New Zealand. I love it. Although my homesickness drives me home to Hungary, being here I do not know where my real home is and I long to return there. I have travelled around the world and know: it is small, blue and fragile! This is what I see from the height of 11.000 metres. But through my microscope I can sense the cavalcade of similar momentary magic as well. I am an earthling like so many, seemingly animate and inanimate creatures of God abounding with colours and shapes. As time passes by I have experienced during my trips that all this is perishing. I do not want my children, my students, the explorers of the future not to be able to see this magic. I am presenting some fragments from the endless world and giving them to the spectators with love."
These are Igor Jeno Prokop's words about himself, his philosophy and his understanding of the world.
About my artwork
A lot of special impressions from all over the world's Nature.
I was a Biologist, therefore I look around me first of all as like as an a biologist.
The Nature only One way to future's arts and live.
my artworks have together some special technic as like as fusingglass and painting and collected lived nature's forms.
Artists I like
Jeff Koons,Damien Hirst,Bickerston.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Cambridge,Montreal,St.Petersburg,Wien,New York,Berlin,London,Chianciano,Salzburg,St.Pölten,Budapest,Toronto,Stuttgart,
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, LA, Berlin, my studio

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At 14:48 on August 3, 2009, Other Criteria said…
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At 7:42 on February 11, 2009, ART & ARTISTS LA said…
Hello , I f you want to participate in 1st Interantional Competition at Bluebird arthouse you can e-mail to : bbirdintcomp@yahoo.com they will send you Submission form and all the information. Thank you
At 12:04 on October 23, 2008, Igor Eugen PROKOP said…
Hi Luke!
Thanks your email.
Maybe ,do you know somebodies in Spike Island Gallery?
At 21:15 on October 21, 2008, Luke Gilliam said…
hi Igor,

will be very happy to put you in touch with the manager at the venue - but it is very small - maybe 60 people at most - and thee is no curator who can sel work for the artist - so it may be a long way to come for a small gallery. however there is SPIKE ISLAND GALLERY in bristol. they are very big and more commercial. i think you have enoug work to send them - why not do a show at pike Island??

please stay in touch, best fr luke ::~)
At 23:34 on October 17, 2008, Luke Gilliam said…
Hi Igor,

I have a piece called Sketches Of Hungary. Can you take a look. Before I made it I think I listened to String Quartet No 6 by Bela Bartok maybe about 400 times. A bit more.

Without Hungarian music at least 5 of my pieces would not exist!! Luke.
At 14:33 on October 17, 2008, ART & ARTISTS LA said…
you're welcome Igor
At 13:45 on October 17, 2008, ART & ARTISTS LA said…

Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.

The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.

Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.


A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.

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