Agnes Szikra Fine Art

 

 Agnes Szikra is a freelance artist based in Budapest, Hungary.

Running wild II.

Running wild is a series of paintings capturing the mood and the vision of riding fast in a forest thus making an attempt to invite “time” into a two dimensional medium.

The colours of the sunny forest and the feeling of running / riding fast / speed is supposed to give the viewer a sense of freedom. This is the second piece of the series which went from a more realistic, impressionist tone to a nearly abstract way of capturing the same feeling.

I like to speak about my art however I don’t really like to give long descriprions of the paintings. The artwork is reborn each time someone looks at it. The conversation between the viewer and the painting gives new life to it. I like to leave it open to the viewer to add their thoughts, feelings, experiences and unique point of view to this conversation

Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2012

Running wild IV.

Running wild is a series of paintings capturing the mood and the vision of riding fast in a forest thus making an attempt to invite “time” into a two dimensional medium.

The colours of nature on this painting and the feeling of running / riding fast / speed is supposed to give the viewer a sense of freedom. This is the fourth piece of the series which went from a more realistic, impressionist tone to a nearly abstract way of capturing the same feeling.

I like to speak about my art however I don’t really like to give long descriprions of the paintings. The artwork is reborn each time someone looks at it. The conversation between the viewer and the painting gives new life to it. I like to leave it open to the viewer to add their thoughts, feelings, experiences and unique point of view to this conversation

Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm, 2013

 

Transitory presence: the title of this painting says quite enough I guess… The beginning and the end. The journey in between.

The flesh-like colours and the wet, hazy atmosphere refer, in a way, to the human body and our lives on Earth. We follow the road and don’t see clearly where it takes us.

I like to speak about my art however I don’t really like to give long descriprions of the paintings. The artwork is reborn each time someone looks at it. The conversation between the viewer and the painting gives new life to it. I like to leave it open to the viewer to add their thoughts, feelings, experiences and unique point of view to this conversation.

Oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm, 2015

Clear up is another painting of the raindrop series from 2014.

The view of the road and the windshield with the huge raindrops give the impression that we are just after a heavy rain. Though the colors of the surrounding forests and some of the clouds are dark we can see a light blue patch in the sky. The blue sky behind the clouds and the light shining through the white clouds, also visible on the horizon gives us hope that the rain is over and everything will clear up soon.

The technique of the painting is oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm.

This oil painting is part of the On the road series and also a larger group of my artworks with rainy glasses or windshields and the road / landscape / cityscape behind them.
I’d like to create a world where objects are not borders for vision, they don’t just reflect the rays of human vision but let them inside. I like “to look behind things”, the rainy glasses and the view behind them is a way of expressing this attitude.

On the road again shows a summer landscape and despite the raindrops and the dark clouds we can sense the warmth and the previously present sunshine which is supposed to be back soon. Temporary rain on a sunny trip. The painting also gives us a sense of freedom with the broad horizon and the feel of a roadtrip. The subject is in close connection with my 2010 painting Sun after the rain which was one of the first raindrop painting with an abstract “landscape” of warm lolours behind the rainy window.

The technique of the painting is oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm.

 

 

 

On the road is the first piece of the ‘On the road’ paintings. All of them catches a moment of driving through heavy rains towards a brighter part of the trip. The contrast of the light blue sky and the storm painting everything (road, sky, nature, all the view) grey is an allegory of good times and bad times. The clear part of the sky reminds us that there’s always a sunny blue sky above the clouds, not to forget about happy times when under storm clouds. I tried to show the beauty of this moment and the change, even the beauty of greys and the power of nature.

Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm, 2013.

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