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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

BALAGE BALOGH

BALAGE BALOGH

Artist Work

The last Troubadour
2009
oil on linen
5 by 3'
Apparition
2001
oil
48" x 56"
Damascus Gate, Jerusalem
oil
39" x 55"
Subhan...
2009
oil on linen
5 by 3'
Universal Angel
2008
oil on linen
3.5 by 2'

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My principal artistic direction is towards representing the Spiritual and the Nostalgic as it is lived and as I see it in the variegated forms of human experience. History provides the context, my encounters with its footprints call out the form. To be perceived is the potent force generated by the individual's aspiration to the highest or simply the holiness of mundane existence. Journeying around the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia one is saturated with feelings and visions of the Timeless Drama where myths still have a tangible vibrancy. I am inspired to convey an experience of musical quality emanating from these stopping points and from these actors of the eternal tale that radiate the ambiance of the Ancient and the beauty of Today. Some of these images are nothing but an afterthought for a reality that is no more. The collection of oil paintings now for display seeks to embody these impressions and encounters that strike the senses with an archaic quiet unexpectedly evoking regressive memories in many a viewer. Magic may lie in the experience of being transported to a world where antiquity and the present live on in a timeless continuum. That is, indeed, what I wish to share.

Artist Bio

Born in Budapest, Hungary, I received my education and training in classical art at the Institute of Fine Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. My illustrations are internationally published. The Discovery Channel and the History Channel used a number of my paintings. Some of my works have been displayed at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem others are owned by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the W. F. Albright Institute. Oil paintings and watercolors have been acquired by various institutions, clients and private collectors.