Imola Nagy Artist & Painter
I was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1976. I graduated on the trade of Fashion of Hungarian University of Arts and Design, with a Special Award of Republic in 2001. I have been working in the fashion industry for many years. Even though, I love my job, the real self-expression was missing from my life.
I started painting in 2010. It’s like a self-portrait or a curiculum vitae for me, what is quite hard to tell or to write down, but easier to paint. Basically, I started to draw illustrations, mainly hungarian folklore patterns, which were not conscious, but coming from me just like that. Later I started to make them in a larger scale.
I paint with watercolor and acrylic techniques. My watercolor paintings are made unique by the contouring that prevents painting, and my acrylic paintings get unique dynamics through large, powerful brushstrokes. I put my dreams and desires on paper, this time, surrealistic, dream-like images are created.
Painting role models for me are painters who were able to create another dimension that we cannot see with our imagination alone. I was very impressed by Klimt, but also by many movies and books that turn simple reality into something new and wild like Upside Down.
Check out my watercolor and other paintings with prices in the Gallery.