Portait of Lenny Kravitz, 2016 Oil on canvas 39 2/5 × 39 2/5 in
Artist >> Agnes Zaszkaliczky
Portrait of Leonard Bernstein, 2015 Oil on canvas 31 1/2 × 47 3/10 in
Agnes studied at the Bartók Béla Conservatory in Budapest, Hungary, and later graduated from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, country where she lives today. She studied painting at the Repin Academy St. Petersburg, in Finland. The artist has an uncanny talent the talent for painting and music, which she merges in her amazing artworks. Viewers need not be music scholars to see the music in her paintings.
Zaszkaliczky makes music when she portrays a musician friend or an admired one while playing their music to complete the painting's inspiration. The colors harmonize in her clean, modern/classical compositions; for which she likes to choose a "sound color. " She uses this color as background combined with an abstract geometric design that gives the "tempo" and the setting for the perfect hyperrealist portrait that she will do of the musician in action. The contrast between picture and background creates the perfect rhythm for the overall painting that is at the same time great in technique and unique in conception.
The artist created illustrations for publications of concerts performed by the Lappeenranta City Orchestra, 2008-2011, as well as for 100 Hungarian folk songs by Rózsavölgyi publishing. Selected individual exhibitions: 2016, Vienna, EGA Frauen im Zentrum. 2015, Vienna Parliament, and Szentendre, Music School - Színvarázs. 2014, Vienna Salon BeLLeArtTi; Budapest Palace of Arts exhibit of commissioned paintings for the Annie Fischer Anniversary and show at the Embassy of Hungary in Vienna. In 2011 and 2009, exhibits at the Lappeenranta City Hall, Finland. Selected Group exhibitions: 2016, Art Concept MIAMI, Erdesz & ICFA Gallery Booth; the 2016 Klagenfurt Ars Pannonica Biennale and Budapest, Vàrkert Bazàr, Ars Pannonica Biennale. During 2016-2004 Agnes Zaszkaliczky exhibited in Vienna, Houston, Budapest, London, and Salzburg.
Portrait of Al di Meola, 2014 Oil on canvas 31 1/2 × 47 in