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Erika Balla

About the Artist

Erika Balla

Transparent Mirror 3

Transparent Mirror 3

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Erika Balla

I'm a fine art painter and an art teacher based in Budapest, Hungary. I graduated as a fine art painter and teacher at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Pécs in Hungary, and then I studied painting and design graphics with scholarships at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts in Germany.

My themes and inspirations come from my everyday life. It is important for me to present some specific visual experience, but I am never interested in lifelike representation, but rather in transforming reality, rewriting it with colours, and creating purely visual aesthetic qualities in my own, personal painterly language. I believe that regardless of the subject, whatever a person paints, he paints himself. A picture is the creator's declaration in the language of visuality. The theme of water echoes in many of my pictures, it is currently my most exciting theme, my inexhaustible source of inspiration. Seas, rivers, lakes, bright, transparent surfaces, people beaching cloudlessly.

I gave my latest solo exhibition the title “Bright side” because my pictures reflect my conscious focus in my attitude to the world, to life, to my everyday life: I try to walk on the bright side of life, to make decisions that seem like small things, but are actually very important, to pay attention to something , which give joy, which simply make life better. Every day. Despite what is happening in the world. In any case, painting my pictures helps a lot with this.

I have been a member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists since 2001 and of the Society of Hungarian Painters since 2022.

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