London, England, United Kingdom
This work is inspired by R. Frost's poem having the similar title. The human figure is a part of nature, the only place where one can really feel peace and silence. Snow is symbolising pureness and simplicity which cleanses the human body... and the human body is "us"...
The Lorelei is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine, Germany. Heinrich Heine in one of his most famous poems, ''Die Lorelei'' describes the eponymous female as a sort of siren who, sitting on the cliff above the Rhine and combing her hair, unwittingly distracted shipmen with her beauty and song, causing them to crash on the rocks.
The painting is a portrait of my 5 years old self. At that age I was stronger and wiser than now, that is why I used to keep in touch with this little fellow who knows the answers to all of my
The figure in the painting is a connection between gravity (heaviness) and freedom (flying), the heavy legs and the freedom of imagination....
About Melinda Matyas
Melinda Matyas was born in 1976 in Transylvania currently living and working in London. A painter of the hidden she creates expressionistic works using the human psyche as a reference. For her the human body is a concretization or a function of that unknown thing which produces the psyche as well as the body, which in her vision is one and the same thing.
By applying the visual vocabulary and conventions of latent and hidden to subject matter drawn from the human body she makes her subjects forcing ambiguity and provocative perplexity to pervade her imagery. Her figures often disturb tropes of figurative painting often blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary modes of representation.
“I love people, the broken, the hidden, the transparent, I’m excited about existence which is the greatest challenge on earth, psyche is part of nature and it’s enigma is limitless.”
2006-2009 BFA with Distinction, Painting, University of Art and Design Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2002-2007 Mural Painting (fresco and secco technique), School of Church Painting, Bucharest, Romania
(1999-2012) The whole painting in Byzantine Style of 13 churches of Transylvania, Romania in the following cities/villages:
Huedin (1999-2000), Garbau (2000-2001), Dretea (2001), Corusu (2002-2003), Reghea (2004), Calata (2004-2005), Paniceni (2005-2006), Cluj-Napoca (2006-2007), Balan (2008-2009), Domosu (2010), Jucu de Mijloc (2010-2011), Bontida (2011), Finisel (2012)
2014 “Liminality” Art Meets Fashion, Salt Lake City, USA
2014 “Contemporary Painting” Art Gallery AFK, Lisbon, Portugal
2014 “Mad about Art” at Rowan Arts, London, UK
2014 “Painting500” Candid Art Trust, London, UK
2014 “Drawing” Travelling Exhibition, Turiek Gallery, - Martin, Slovakia
2013 “Best Works of the Drawing Biennial Pilsen”, -Szombathely, Hungary
2012 “Woman About” Group Exhibition –Auschwitz, Poland
2012 “International Biennial of Drawing” –Pilsen, Czech Republic
2012 “International Biennial of Socio-Political Poster” –Auschwitz, Poland
2012 “International Biennial of Miniature Art”–Czestochowa, Poland
2011 “Ex-Position”, Solo Exhibition –Huedin, Romania
2009 “Expo Transylvania” Group Exhibition, - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2008 Final Semester Exhibition at UAD, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2007 Final Semester Exhibition at UAD, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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