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Zsuzsa Mathe, the Poet among Painters

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If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am...
I was two years old when my father, returning from a business trip in Switzetland brought me a ballpoint pen as a present. Ballpoint is a tool that can not be erased and thus one must be able to draw a line right the first time over. Thus my education in fine art art begun.

At primary school I attended high-school drawing classes and art history. I was advised on various subjects such as anatomy and the likes.

At high school I attended to the prestiguous Ferenczy Circle, a highly esteemed class on drawing and modelling for the nearby Academy of Fine Arts.

After graduating high school I attended and graduated a special collage on printshop work, thus learning the basics of additive and subtractive colouring and all other details that makes one a printshop retoucher.

I was 20 when, in 1984, my first own exhibit, The Gate Between Within and Beyond opened. Shortly after I found the name for the original style I created: Transrealism

At the same time I got involved in Duna Circle, an alternative environmental protection group opposing a water-dam over the river Danube. This, later I earned me a high spot on the blacklists of Communist Hungary.

Despite being blacklisted and secret agents were regular visitors the following years each brought feature exhibits Withdrawn Promises (1985), La Malade Imaginaire (1987), and a joint exhibit with the master course of world-known concert pianist George Cziffra.

As my mail was torn, telephone evesdropped and conditions became unbearable to express my disagreement with the regime I left Hungary in early 1988

Having learned the local language in 1990 I was accepted to the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.

20 years of silence followed while I adventured around the world trying myself in various fields and professions.

Today, back in Hungary, I am painting again.

If you like my work please do take your time to comment on what you like in it and what it makes you feel like. Any feedback is appreciated because a piece of art if not communicating is probably not worth creating.
About my artwork

Attila József, the great Hungarian poet, writes in his poem
`Welcome to Thomas Mann` (1937)

"... You know this well: the poet never lies,
The real is not enough; through its disguise
Tell us the truth which fills the mind with light
Because, without each other, all is night. ...

His words inspire my style, I call Transrealism.

Transrealism is the art of the 21st century fulfilling the long awaited return to the basics: art is communication, and it shall be understandable by the observer; it shall not expect the audience to be sophisticated or educated in the subject. Instead it is the artist's responsibility to be versed enough in their profession and their tools of art to be able to express themselves to convey a message and be universally understood.
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New York, London, Berlin, Beijing, online

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At 15:54 on October 7, 2010, BOIGEOL said…
the art of richard boigeol

At 16:23 on April 16, 2009, mike hinc said…
I liked "she let me go" especially. Please post some more work.!
At 15:27 on April 16, 2009, Chris Baker said…
Nice work Zsuzsa - particularly taken by 'raining in my little village' :)
At 14:07 on April 16, 2009, Lb said…
szívesen látott, festőművész


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