Some basic facts about myself:
I was born in 1957 in the Southern Romanian town
In 1978, I interrupted my university studies in engineering to become
a full-time painter. For five years I studied church painting and restoration
that gave me the opportunity to learn and master all painting techniques
from the ancient fresco to the contemporary oil and acrylic. The influence
of the Byzantine style is noticeable in the suppleness of the personages.
Since 1989, while in Hungary, I completely dedicated myself to surrealism.
Moving to Canada meant real international recognition. I won various national
and international awards and have been shown and celebrated in several
art galleries. I won the first prize at the "International Salon
of Art" in Montreal, and at the national HMV "Music in Visual
Over the past 25 years, my paintings have been seen in Romania, Hungary,
Canada, the United States, Austria, France, and Mexico.
Today, I live and work in Calgary,
Some of my exibitions:
Montreal, SODARCO, First International visual art competition, Jury's
Special Mention (1993)
Montreal, Place Ville Marie, Exhibit of artists which are International
Prizes winners (1994)
Montreal-competition "ART VIEWED IN MUSIC", organized by HMV,
1st prize winner (1995)
Montréal, "Constantin Brâncusi" Cultural organization,
art competition – 1st prize
Montreal, "Unique Concept" art gallery
Saint Sauveur, Quebec, Anny's Art Galerie
Laval, Gallery "Sonnen et Dubuc"
Laval, Maison des Arts, group ehibition
Montreal, University of Quebec at Montreal, group exhibition
Mirabelle, Spring Hall, 1992
Mascouche, Fall Art Festival, 1992
Montreal, Ezotherique Library Center
Toronto, "Pegas" Gallery, Hazelton Complex
Quebec, Bon Pasteur Historical Chapel––personal exhibition
Calgary, AB, Avenida art gallery
Calgary, AB, Metamorphosa, Artspace
Calgary, AB, ArtSpace Gallery, personal exhibition,
Victoria, BC, Fat Cat art gallery
Victoria, BC, Mocka Café, personal exhibition, December 2006
Chemainus, BC, Oak Leaf Gallery
New York, Paul Brezinsky (?) art gallery SOHO (1997-98)
Washington, DC, Romanian Embassy, personal exhibition, Dec 1999-Jan 2000
Washington, DC, World Bank, group exhibition, 2001
Budapest, Group Exhibition , Professional Artists "Art Color"
Budapest, "Fontana" Gallery permanent
Budapest, "Christian Intellectual Foundation"––personal
Nyiregyhaza, Academy of Sciences and the Theological Academy––personal
Budapest, International Spring Hall, group exhibition (1993)
Included in the Hungarian “Who is Who” 1992
Neocalpan, Group exhibit organized by the Embassy of Mexico
France (1996 -1997, 2003-04)
Several group and personal exhibitions in Paris, Vichy, and other towns
Austria (1996 -1997, 2003-04)
Several group exhibitions and auctions in Vienna
Arad, Buzias, Felix, Moneasa – personal exhibitions
Some general explanations about
The basic idea of my work consists of
showing the relativity of the material World surrounding us.
The ruins illustrate the temporary nature of the material matter.
On the other side, things that don't seem material--like the sky, appear
with material consistancy.
The human beings don't have faces, because they are symbols.
I created long, gracious shapes that are moving in a magic dance, in a
The fire is present to suggest the basic form of energy; in fact all that
we are is nothing but energy.
The parallel spaces (a picture in another picture, one sky after another)
show this spiritual World. The music, dance and open spaces join in perfect
harmony, allowing an introspection into the human existence.
The search for the Human essence, for the link between the human reality
and the spiritual one are the leading ideas of my work.
The elements I use are almost real; the characters are fluid and in motion;
they are spiritual, radiating an energy on the point of merging with the
Each work is a story, a rhapsody, a vision into spirituality. I only try
to suggest the idea of departure in meditation toward perfection, without
creating the image of an absolute world.
The suppleness of the human symbols, the movement, the soaring toward
the infinite try to introduce the spectator into a system of perfection.