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Sara Varady

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Degree: BA & BSc
University: University of Dundee, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, also Sara is offered a place at the Royal College of Art for MA Print
Graduation Year: 2018

New Blood Art Statement

Sarah completed a BA and Dundee University and is currently studying towards an BSc at Budapest University. Sara has been offered a place on the MA print course at the Royal College of Art.

Artist Statement

I am gazing at my reflection in the mirror. I am leaning closer and closer to the mirror while I look into my own eyes and try to discover my being. I want to understand who I am. Desperately I want to find out what is hiding beyond my physical self, what identifies me, and what it looks like. I try to imagine it. It always thrills me. It creates the feeling that people have on a roller-coaster, as it suddenly starts down from the top of the wave. It scares me but excites me as a shiver runs through my body. That is my first memory. My mother assumed that I had narcissistic tendencies and covered the mirrors. Since then, I have created art.

My purpose is to capture the inner emotions of the human being and express this through a variety of media. I create mysterious, otherworldly places representing feelings, thoughts or situations. My ideas come from the resonance of the individual’s soul which opens up windows on different dimensions. These are fraught with secrets, open to interpretation. I am often inspired by literature such as The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The Virility Factor by Robert Merle and by the beat generation for instance; Charles Bukowski, Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg. In my pieces, the cave motif plays a meaningful role. These are those hidden, personal places, where one can remain unseen from the surrounding universe. In my figurative work the caves appear inside the people describing intimacy and personality. With my art, I aim to generate a visual shock in the audience and make them think. My work explores the relationship between artistic expression, personal identity and universal relations. As I create the work, I enter into a different dimension where I aim to express a collective accumulation of vibrations. To embody this energy, I employ a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolour, etching and ceramics. Generally speaking, painting allows me spontaneity, as during the process I not only paint the subject, but myself as well, as an object that I record. In this creative process, I let my instinct lead me. I do not break it down and try to understand it. I recognize Greenberg’s position, as I find the action of painting highly important, however I give the same attention to the subject of my painting and the meaning behind it. On the other hand, etching gives me a certain security, as I need to think ahead and create a plan for my layers. Also, I find it fascinating how I start with a perfect metal plate, then I destroy it as I create my marks, and transform it into something new. Ceramics enable me to shape figures and situations into three-dimensional spaces which gives my inner vision even more reality. The diversity and the combination of these techniques insures that my work expresses my vision of art as personal, spiritual and universal.

Exhibitions

2018 "KABALA", Vajda Lajos Studio Cultural Association, Szentendre, Hungary
2018 Degree Show, University of Dundee (DJCAD), Dundee, UK
2017 "INSPIRATION", Vajda Lajos Studio Cultural Association, Szentendre, Hungary
2017 Float, Veneer Gallery, Glasgow, UK (solo show)
2017 Interactive Projections, DCA, Visual Research Centre, Dundee, UK
2017 The Amsterdam Coffee Festival, Amsterdam, Kingdom of the Netherlands
2016 Selected exhibition of medals from the Student Medal Project, The Oriel Henry Thomas Gallery, Carmarthen School of Art, Carmarthen, Wales, UK
2016 "DADAISM IS 100 YEARS OLD", Vajda Lajos Studio Cultural Association, Szentendre, Hungary
2016 The London Coffee Festival, London, UK
2016 Introduction, BrewDog Pub, Dundee, UK (solo show) - opened by Allan Davies, painter
2016 WHERE OUR MINDS OUR NOW: IWD Exhibition, Tin Roof, Dundee, UK
2016 Generator Member’s Show, Dundee, UK
2015 "LOW POINT IN RELATIONS", Vajda Lajos Studio Cultural Association, Szentendre, Hungary
2015 "Unloading", Training School for Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2014 "FETISH, TABOO, RELIC", Vajda Lajos Studio Cultural Association, Szentendre, Hungary
2014 "At the end of unloading", Óbuda Art Training School, Budapest, Hungary
2013, "At the end of unloading", Óbuda Art Training School, Budapest, Hungary
2012 "Move me!", Central Europe Dance Theatre, Budapest, Hungary
2011 "Abszurd Flikk-Flakk", Alle Center Atrium, Budapest, Hungary

Original works:

Circus II

By Sara Varady

£400

Circus I

By Sara Varady

£400

Circus III

By Sara Varady

£400

No Time to Escape

By Sara Varady

£450

Void

By Sara Varady

£450

Submergence

By Sara Varady

£380

Chronosynclastic Infundibulum ...

By Sara Varady

£500

Allegory of Us V

By Sara Varady

£660

Time for Healing

By Sara Varady

£4200

Allegory of Us II

By Sara Varady

£500

Allegory of Us IV

By Sara Varady

£500

Allegory of Us II

By Sara Varady

£500

Allegory of Us I

By Sara Varady

£500

Nadir

By Sara Varady

£380

Wait

By Sara Varady

£1100

Resonate

By Sara Varady

£1200

Sold Artworks:

Struggles to Remember - Versio...

By Sara Varady

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