Sandor Nagy

Website: http://nagysandorart.com/en/

Email: nagysandorart@gmail.com

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Rock (detail 30 x 40 cm), photo, 40 x 140 cm

Addiction, performance

Forest, performance photo documentation 100 x 100 cm

Water, mixed technique, 20 x 20 cm

Holy spirit, mixed technique, 100 x 80 cm

Demon, Photo, 70 x 50 cm


Statement

My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues but always is inspired or led by a love for nature. It started when I was a child, playing on my grandparent’s farm in Transylvania.
My work makes connections between mythology and reality, different phenomena in the world, specifically between Nature and human being, Inner and Outer and Microcosm and Macrocosm, cultures and traditions, I’m interested in issues of identity… my work explores also the varying relationships between non popular culture and fine art.
Having engaged subjects as diverse as the nature, mythologies, my work reproduces familiar visual and aural signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered digital art, photos, videos, land art / nature art installations and different performances.
While I use a variety of modern technologies, materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter.
The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
The technology and the use of materials in my work are calculated. I’m often looking for avenues of the unexpected. An ironic twist to images or things you might expect…Or their combinations. Provoking the participant to new and perhaps unexplored territories.
In a world that is constantly changing via incredible leaps in technology and unbelievable strains upon the environment I am constantly questioning our connection to the land and our loss of connection to that land.
I believe that energy connects us within space and time to each other, the planet and everything in, on and around it so I try my best to establish that connection, at least for myself and the participants, receptive, viewers of my art. Performance and ritual have always played an essential role in my work. I find peace and fulfilment in the creative process, especially when experimenting and combining different mediums.


Biography

Sándor was born in 1980 at Sepsiszentgyörgy and grow up in the wonderful Transylvania, where he graduated at Brasov School of Art at Visual art (2002) and Painting (2003) department.
After he finished his studies, in 2003 he moved to Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where he started his artistic carrier as a mural painter, restaurateur and worked as a freelancer artist.
Sándor has worked for non-profit organisations and famous restaurants in Budapest, developing his own painting style.
During the countless international personal and group exhibitions, art camps that he participated, along with traditional artistic styles, he gladly expressed himself on different styles of modern art.
In 2007 he married and he changed his family name from Suciu to Nagy.
On the end of 2013 Sándor and his family moved to Paisley near Glasgow, Scotland.
At the moment he is trying to carry out his ideas which have accumulated during the last years. He is looking to find a major and well-oriented company to work with, as a painter/designer/photographer.


CV

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