An interview with our artist Nora Komoroczki

15 February 2020

We interview Nora Komoroczki from Budpest, Hungary

Please describe your artwork style
I paint oil on canvas, mainly in realistic style.

What's your background?
As my interest in arts began quite early I started painting and drawing when I was young and later earned a degree in arts.

How long have you been an artist?
More than 35 years.

Who or what are your biggest influences?
I highly respect and admire realism style Hungarian painter Gyula Benczur (1844-1920), Hungarian plain-art painter Pal Szinyei-Merse (1845-1920) and Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989). I have learned and got inspiration from them.

How have you developed your career?
My old master told me: "Show your talent to the world! Paint, paint and paint!" and I really follow his words.

Which current art world trends are you following?
Should I? Young people are looking after new path even in art (escapism, etc.), but I follow my own trend.

Where do you do your work?
I work in my attelier, located in our own house in the beautiful hilly side of the Hungarian capital

What do you feel is the role of the artist in society?
Our world is fantastic. We have to preserve and protect the nature and the environment. Artists can and have to show the positive and negative changes of it. To take part in improving society, to influence people in creating a better world is our task.

What techniques / mediums do you use?
I paint in oil on canvas.

Which is more important to you, the subject of your painting, or the way it is executed?
I think both are important.

How do you feel when you are letting your emotions loose on the canvas?
It is a great feeling, especially when it come to display the beauty of the nature or an interesting portrait.

What project are you working on now?
I am working on a landscape right now.

Any current or up-coming exhibitions?
I was invited to a Florence (Italy) exhibition as one of the TOP 60 Masters, which is to take place on May 23rd, 2020.
My next artistic appearance will be the famous Tokyo Art Fair on the 5th June. Later at the end of August this year I was offered to take part in an exhibition in Grimandi Art Gallery, New York.
At the beginning of December I will have a solo exhibition in Steiner Studio, Vienna (Austria).

Where do you find your ideas for your work?
These ideas are around me.

Is there an artwork you are most proud of? Why?
I am proud of some paintings of mine that I like very much, eg.: Autumn in the forest, the Blue Caffee, the Stormy sea, etc.

How do you know when a work is finished?
I feel it. When I feel an artistic satisfaction than the painting is ready.

What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
My brushes, my oil paints and canvas, of course, are the most important tools.

Is there an element of art you enjoy working with most? Why?
Vivid and bright colours I like very much because they are making me and others cheerful and joyful.

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