I am a Hungarian-born Canadian sculptor.
My sculptural journey started in Toronto through developing skills in clay building techniques and pottery at George Brown College, The Gardiner Museum and Studio on the Hill. My main interest became the human figure.
After a decade of big city existence I found myself settling into a suburban, family-oriented lifestyle which allowed me to pursue my artistic dreams. Challenged by the lack of local resources for clay sculpture, I switched to another medium, paper mache.
It turned out to be a perfect fit for my contemporary take on the figure. Intrigued and fascinated by the possibilities of this medium, I immersed myself into a process that takes advantage of rich surface textures, exaggeration in proportion and expressive gesture. Found objects, organic and reusable materials also found their way into my compositions.
My past exhibitions include solo, two-person and group shows in Durham region, Toronto and Peterborough. I have received numerous awards for my sculptures. My works have found their way to private collections in North America and Australia.
Meta4 Gallery in Port Perry and Peterborough.
The UnGallery in Picton.
Art Emporium by the River www.aebtr.ca/ in Port Hope.
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