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Hungarian – American artist, Tibor Simon-Mazula’s paintings in Budapest

Budapest, 13th September 2017

For the first time, American-Hungarian artist, Tibor-Simon Mazula presents his work in Budapest, Hungary. In the last few years the artist has participated in several notable exhibitions across the USA, where he completed his MFA in Painting at the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco. In 2015 as ’The Emerging Artist of the Bay Area’, he exhibited nine paintings at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, in Novato, California and in March that year his work was displayed in White Walls and Shooting Gallery, San Francisco together with fellow contemporary artists: M C Escher, Don Ed Hardy and Adam Lister. He was also a winner of the 2015 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Competition and was featured at SCOPE Miami Beach. Most recently his art was on display at DAX Gallery next to the works of Keith Haring, Ben Eine, D*Face and Plastic Jesus.

Combing #2, Oil on Canvas, 30” h x 30”w. 2015

Born in 1973, Tibor Simon-Mazula completed his BA in Drawing, Visual Art and Mathematics at the University of Szeged, Hungary before going on to study filmmaking and cinematography in Budapest. In 2010 Tibor went on to San Francisco to earn his MFA in Painting and in the fall of 2013 he was named ‘Emerging Artist’ at the Academy of Art University with the reward of a distinguished two-month solo exhibition in downtown San Francisco.

Bedroom, Oil on Canvas, 72” h x 48”w. 2013

In his work, Tibor draws upon his background in mathematics, filmmaking, and cinematography to create crepuscular scenes, often containing solitary figures within the structure of a room. This nascent moment, also referred to as a “physical nadir” by the artist, can be seen as parallel to Francis Bacon’s daunting ‘space cage’ compositions. As recently suggested by the artist, “my work describes a special intimate moment, when the figure is alone and able to emerge…”. In Simon-Mazula’s paintings these metaphoric events of advent, are like the dawning of consciousness, when something becomes evident to the mind with the subsequent bodily response.

Portrait of Tibor Simon-Mazula, Photo by Peter Virth

From September 2017 Tibor Simon-Mazula is represented by NextArt Gallery, one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Hungary, now celebrating its 10th anniversary of establishment (http://nextartgaleria.hu/).

Tibor-Simon Mazula

Living room, Oil on Canvas, 60” h x 40”w. 2013

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