Brilliantly paintings about the human soul, about interpersonal and partnership relations, about philosophical questions of existence, about spirituality...
VIKTÓRIA HATVANY – PAINTER
Having grown up in Orosháza, Hungary she had her first successes in kid’s drawing and painting contests sponsored by local corporations. Although she was admitted to the Fine and Applied Arts High School in Budapest, her parents advised her to start attending the local high school in Orosháza. After graduation she started her studies in the Legal Faculty of the University of Szeged from where she graduated in 2001. Painting and arts were part of her life all along the way as she kept contributing with graphics and design to the university’s student newspapers and various campaigns.
THE JOURNEY TO LOUVRE, PARIS
In 2005 Viktória opened her artwork to the public both in online channels and in a number of regular exhibitions including solo as well as group events. Shortly she contracted with ArtArea Gallery, an online arts gallery and agency that facilitated selling many of her early paintings to private owners. Digitally these pieces of artworks are still published in Art-Area’s online gallery.
In 2009 she was approached by Tibor Szőnyi, curator of Opera Gallery to whose invitation she participated in a group exhibition hosted by YTrip Art Gallery in Tokyo’s artists’ quarter. ‘Hungarian Spirit’ as the event was titled was opened by the Ambassador of Hungary and received news coverage both in Japan and in Hungary.
The next years brought along commercial successes. Her artwork was purchased by various private owners including the Artecorum Gallery in Switzerland who commercialised dozens of her artwork as well as private individuals in France and in Hungary.
Her first appearance in Paris took place in La Carrousel du Louvre where she participated in ‘Art Shopping’, a large group exhibition and art fair in 2016. This event received massive coverage in mainstream Hungarian media resulting in Viktória starring in several television talk shows, cultural radio programmes and in online interviews.
FOUNDING THE ARTIST COLONY OF HALÁSZTELEK
After having published her articles in Halásztelek’s local periodical the local art’s life started to blossom, many artists emerged supporting the plan. A local artist community started to take shape and all that ended up in founding the Society of Artists of Halásztelek. In the same year the Artist Colony was founded too and Viktória was a founding member.
The Artist Colony operated an annual arts camp and over the course of the last half decade has hosted hundreds of artists representing a variety of nations. The artworks created during the weeks of get together are owned and managed by the Society and it is intended to form the basis of the public art collection of Halásztelek.
From 2011 Viktória has been the executive officer of the Society of Artists of Halásztelek, in 2013 she was also amongst the founding members of the former Halásztelek Gallery.
The artist at work
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