Laszlo Ormay

Laszlo Ormay, Mapua

Half kid half grown up.

An accurate observation of his young daughters (whom he is incredibly proud of).

Born in Budapest and lived in London for over 10 years, now Mapua based multidisciplinary artist. Completed a Masters Degree in Fine Arts in painting from University of Pecs, Hungary. During his studies he took part in several art competitions, scholarships, artists in residencies throughout Europe, includes a three-month art scholarship in Germany in the - Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe. He also won first place in the Victor Vasarely art competition which enabled him to spend some time at The Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en Provence, France.

After finishing university, he moved to London and participated various group exhibitions, open studios and live painting demonstrations. His interest lies in painting-painting when the topic of the painting is the painting itself. A painting as an object which represents nothing but itself. Laszlo often uses traditional art techniques in a modern way to create radical drawings and monochrome paintings - harmonising contemporary and classical. Also focusing on colour theory, colour field paintings, and installations - his visual language uses a pure, reduced palette where repetition and rhythms are important and part of the thought process. Since very early in his art career he has been interested in mortality, and classical vanitas paintings. Trying to continue the long art history of the vanitas as a topic but make it relevant in modern days.

 When not working he is out on one of his bikes (never too many), or spending time with his family.