Artist Tibor Nagy
The paintings of Tibor Nagy are a testament to his dogged determination to clarify, to capture a vision informed by his life and his native land of Slovakia, by both the measurable and the abstract.
Since Tibor started painting in oils, he has explored the mysterious terrain between what can be measured by physical senses and what can be perceived only by emotions. His paintings are his true personal confessions where the emphasis is put on the emotional context.
At the beginning of Tibor’s artistic journey, realism combined with abstraction was the direction which prevailed in his style. Later in the eighties he started to incline more toward surrealism, combined techniques and experimentation still searching for his own unique way of expression.
In 2005, Tibor finally painted his very first plein air. It was also his first contact with landscape painting and oil painting. He immediately saw a great potential in this form of painting and expression even despite the difficulty of this style. The “Alla Prima” approach seemed very appealing in a sense of directness, truthfulness and expressiveness while at the same time being a real challenge as it required an uncompromising the landscapes are special to I observe the land itself, the first thing that happens is that it evokes a feeling or mood in me. And this very first notion is what interests me the most; trying to capture the vitality and rich diversity of the scenery while concentrating on the emotional context which is crucial for me. It is not that easy to implement this emotional context into a landscape painting. Sometimes it is difficult to keep the inner impulses under control. At this point I need some courage. An unknown territory starts beyond this border.
Since I'm not only relying on the knowledge I've gathered over time, I [...]
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