1 Way of Love

1 Way of Love

2 Inner Voices

2 Inner Voices

3 Fire of Despair

3 Fire of Despair

4 Way to the self

4 Way to the self

5 Instinct

5 Instinct

6 Caught in the Whirl_full

6 Caught in the Whirl_full

7 Mind_Cage

7 Mind_Cage

8 Passage 4

8 Passage 4

9 passage 2

9 passage 2

10 passage1

10 passage1

11 passage 3

11 passage 3

12 Shattered dreams

12 Shattered dreams

13 Soul bubbles

13 Soul bubbles

14 Hypnagogic Creature

14 Hypnagogic Creature

Szilvia Ponyiczki

Hungary - UK

Szilvia Ponyiczki is a British-Hungarian artist based in Lincolnshire. Her work brings together interrogations concerning identity, our personal and collective unconscious, and delves into the symbolism, messages and representation of dreams.

 

Szilvia worked as an architect for fifteen years and fine art practice has always been an important factor in her life. In 2016 she began her studies for an MFA degree in Nottingham.

 

“I think that to live a happy and satisfying life, we have to believe in our own significance and in a meaningful existence, whilst acknowledging and respecting the uniqueness and intrinsic value of every human being. To achieve this, having a clear sense of one’s own identity and individuality are crucial.”

 

Szilvia paints mainly with acrylics, incorporating text elements in different languages into her paintings as metaphors for the unconscious and as symbols of multiculturality and constant change which are important factors in her own life. The same way as these texts cannot be fully read or understood, the information from our unconscious cannot be completely retrieved.

 

The feelings invoked by her work lead the audience to scrutinize their own life and struggles, to look within, ultimately to discover their own truth, identity, and meaning.

Since 2014 I have been an active member of the international ROVAS art group /www.rovart.com/, writing several art and architecture related articles to their website as follows:

    •    'Jonathan Yeo Portraits' in Denmark

    •    Contemporary Muslim Calligraphy

    •    Nepalese Thangka Painting  I-II

    •    Animal Road Signs Around the World

    •    Architecture of Ancient Matera

    •    South Italian 'Trullo' Architecture

    •    The Ancient Svanetian Towers of Georgia

    •    Bauhaus Architecture in Tel-Aviv

    •    Frogner Park and the Vigeland  Installation, Oslo

www.ponyiczki.co.uk

Art related education:

    •    2016 - present: MFA (Fine Art) - Nottingham Trent University, UK

    •    2010 - 2011: L2 Creative Craft - Grantham College, UK

    •    2000 - 2002: Mixed Media Studies - ‘Napút’ Open University of Art, Budapest, Hungary

    •    1999 - 2001: Art Studies - ‘Nagyvarad square’ Art School, Budapest, Hungary

    •    1997 - 1998: Aquarelle Painting - Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

 

Other degrees:

    •    2004 - 2008: MBA - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

    •    1992 - 1997: MSc (Arch) - Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Hungary

 

Recent exhibitions and Other Presence:

    •    03. 2018 - 'Threads' Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London

    •    01-03. 2018 - Exhibition, LVA Gallery, Sheraton Hotel, London

    •    02. 2018 - eNRA Exhibition, Art Gallery of the Mining Museum, Rozsnyó, Slovakia

    •    12. 2017 - Poly-Art Exhibition, Érd, Hungary

    •    11. 2017 - ‘Evocativo’ Exhibition, Turin, Italy

    •    08. 2017 - Radio Report in Radio Bézs’s ‘Lila tinta/Purple Ink’ show, reporters: G. Szerényi, I. Frank, Hungary

    •    07. 2017 - ‘Dreams and Extremes’ Exhibition, finalist, Lichfield Cathedral, Lichfield

    •    07. 2017 - ‘Event One’ Exhibition, Primary, Nottingham

    •    from 07. 2017 onwards - ‘Something Blue’ Exhibition, online presence on Cultivate Gallery website

    •    07-08. 2017 - Chester Art Centre Open Exhibition, Chester

    •    06. 2017 - MFA winner, Nottingham, Trent University marketing campaign, ‘MA show student image’

    •    06. 2017 - ‘Threads’Exhibition, Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

    •    06. 2017 - ‘oneiroi’ zine, Issue3, ‘Hypnagogic Creature’ published

    •    03. 2017 - Mixed Exhibition, Carre Gallery, Sleaford

    •    03. 2017 - ‘Threads’ Exhibition, Espacio Gallery, London

    •    02. 2017 - 'Caught in the Whirl' featured in the AverageArt's Magazine February 2017 edition

    •    12  2016 - Poly-Art Exhibition, Érd, Hungary

    •    11. 2016 - eNRA Exhibition, Art Gallery of the Mining Museum, Rozsnyó, Slovakia

    •    11. 2016 - ‘Mustra’ Exhibition, Community Centre, Érd, Hungary

    •    10. 2016 - RSMA Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

    •    08. 2016 - ROVAS Exhibition, MKE Artists’ Residency, Tihany, Hungary

    •    02. 2016 - eNRA group exhibition in the Vermes Villa’s Contemporary Hungarian Art Gallery, Slovakia

    •    04. 2014 - ‘Összhangban / In harmony’ solo exhibition with Emőke László, Community Centre, Érd, Hungary

    •    11. 2014 - eNRA group exhibition of Rovás, Art Gallery of the Mining Museum of Rozsnyó, Slovakia

    •    05. 2014 - Group exhibition, International Friendship Group, Grantham Town Hall, UK

    •    04. 2014 - Radio Report in RadioQ‘s ‘Teremőr/Museum Guard’ art show, reporter: Gábor Szerényi, Hungary

 

Artists’ residencies:

    •    08. 2017 - ROVÁS (art director: Ottó Szabó), Tihany, Hungary

    •    08. 2016 - ROVÁS (art director: Ottó Szabó), Tihany, Hungary

    •    07. 2015 - ROVÁS (art director: Ottó Szabó), Jablonca, Slovakia

    •    08. 2014 - ROVÁS (art director: Ottó Szabó), Tihany, Hungary

    •    07. 2014 - Napút Art Academy of Anthroposophy (art directors: Zoltán Döbröntei, József Zsolt Simon), Kapolcs, Hungary.

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