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Zoltan Z.Szabo

1968 Born in budapest

1987-1991 Accedemy of Fine Arts

1991-1994 Accedemy of Fine Arts Master Degree

1994 Scholarship from the Ferenc Kiss Katona Foundation

1991 Member of the Hungarian Kreative Arts National Society

2004 Member of Universal Hungarian Fine Arts Society Stockholm


Selected exhibitions


1993 Holiday Inn Hotel Passau (Germany)

1995 Hilton hotel (Budapest)

1995 Virányosi Commonity Centre (Budapest)

1996 Illárium Gallery (Budapest)

1996 Szentes Gallery (Szentes)

1997 National Educational Publisher (Budapest)

1997 Illárium Gallery (Budapest)

1998 British Embassy (Budapest)

1998 Congress Central (Budapest)

1999 Derkovits Gallery (Budapest)

2000 Gulácsy Gallery (Szeged)

2000 Corinthia Aquvincum Hotel (Budapest)

2001 Duna Gallery (Budapest)

2002 Bálint Jewish House of Culture (Budapest)

2002 Inter-Europa Bank Gallery (Budapest)

2003 MEO Contemporary Art Gallery (Budapest)

2004 István Csók Gallery (budapest)

2004 Club Gallery of Újlipótváros (Budapest)

2004 Art Gallery (Pécs)

2004 Corintia Aquvincum Hotel (Budapest)

2005 ART Gallery (Vienna)

2005 Impressió Gallery (Budapest)

2005 Hungarian House of Culture (Stockholm)

2005 Art of Eyes Gallery (Budapest)

2006 Bálint Jewish House of Culture (Budapest)

2006 Nextreieur Contemporary Gallery (Budapest)

2006 Gallery Steiner(Bad Rappenau Germany) together with Eva Gotthard, Gregor Gál, László Nemes and Gyula Konfár

2007 Huba Gallery (budapest)

2007 Jozsef Eötvös Elementary School (Baja)

2007 S.A.I.N.T Gallery (Budapest)

2008 Club Gallery of Újlipótváros (Budapest)

2008 Eger, exhibition of colony of artists


He has taken part in numerous collective exhibitions since 1993

His works can be found in private collections of Austria, France, Germany, Finnland, Holland, USA and Hungary.


The works of art are found at the following places:

Culture Center (Szentes)

The Buda Health Center is solely decorated with pictures of the artist (24 paintings)

Orthopaedic Clinics Surgery Group (20 paintings)


Quotes from talks at opening ceremonies of exhibitions


Zoltán Z. Szabó started his career going down the path of traditional painting. He paints pictures depicting figures. What he places in the centre of his paintings is human figures in different situations. To be more accurate: solitary human figures. For what catches my attention most is the feeling of universal solitude, the realisation that we are left to rely on our own resources emanated by all elements of his paintings. The vague figures, often only signals of human existence (or perhaps their souls?) do not stand out against the setting being part of the background. The fine tuning of the mixed colours of the figures and those of the background adds to this feeling.

Quote from Katalin Spengler, art historian


The works of Zoltán Z. Szabó inspire thoughts. He has so much to share with us and his creative power is tireless. What he does is of interest to people, both individuals and those loving art.

Quote from Judit Pálosi, art historian


It is uncontrolled and out of hand human gestures and nonverbal communication that Zoltán Z. Szabó paints. He catches the moments when we are unaware of ourselves and let our environment influence us withdrawing from acting. Quite paradoxically, the hypnotic rhythm of movement presents us with a sort of modification of consciousness and also the timelessness of relaxation and spontaneity. This is the time when the self is dissolved in this all-being, in the colours and the moods. These moments, just like dreams, restore the disrupted harmony of the self and the world. The self adapts to the movement of the world. Depicting motion and motionlessness Zoltán Z. Szabó delivers metaphysical interrelations to viewers. In particular, he shows that motion is nothing but being. Quietness appears as space full of meanings where time goes by unusually as it seems to be stopping or freezing as in icons. After all, it is easy to perceive motionlessness in the movement stopped in the picture, just as it easy to spot movement in motionlessness. This intricate relationship of motion and motionlessness in the paintings of Zoltán Z. Szabó means that we are to answer the questions posed by the painter.

Quote from Tibor Baán, poet

As in films

Looking at pictures by Zoltán Z. Szabó I cannot help recalling films. To be more accurate, they are not concrete films. I would rather say they are scenes. Scenes from films the title of which I do not remember. Or perhaps they have not yet been shot? Of course, you can give an explanation by mentioning lighting effects, cuttings, and so on. However, it would be more difficult to explain why the pictures make us, viewers expect something. Zoltán Z. Szabó creates very accurate dramatic transitions on the canvas. For although the picture is stationary, we seem to perceive what happened right before and what is going to happen right after the moment. The story hidden in the moment will unfold in the viewers.

Quote from András Réz, aesthetician