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Vinczellér Imre

Imre VINCZELLÉR

Painter
(Baja, 6 May 1953 –)

 

1976–80: Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, masters: Tibor Bráda, László Patay. He lives in Budapest and Kalocsa. He is a member of the Art Fund since 1984, the Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists' National Association since 1988, the Creative Community of Etching Artists/Koller Gallery since 1998, Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists since 1991, the Hungarian Painters Society and the Art Society of Pál Molnár C. since 2000, as well as the new Gresham Circle since 2002. In 2004, he had great success at the Paris Salon exhibition in the Carrousel du Louvre (Société National des Beaux-Arts), where he gained admission to the French Arts-Sciences-Letters Academic Society (Arts-Sciences-Lettres Académique Société Francaise) which awarded him with the Diplôme de Medaille d'Or in 2005 rendering full justice to his painting so far. He made study trips in Paris, Australia, Great Britain, Italy, Greece and Madrid..

One of his uncles, Iván Hevesy, is an art historian and film aesthete, his other uncle, László Kasselik, is a painter. Both of his uncles laid down the basis of his professional knowledge, but he also acknowledges Miklós Borsos sculptor as one of his masters. At the beginning, Menyhért Tóth painter affected his art. His paintings have been exhibited at national and international level for over thirty years, mainly in France.

Based on his musical studies, his adaptations of intense colours were prepared for contemporary music (mainly Bartók). In his concert picture cycle, expression of photorealistic details of instruments and, as an effect of certain pieces of music, expressive composition based on abstract, harsh colours and light contrasts can be observed. The first part of the Sydney concert series was presented at the Sydney Opera House.

His figurative and non-figurative paintings have the same artistic expressiveness as well. His paintings and collages often work with his family’s cultural historical memories and objects or mental fragments of his artistic traditions. For genre scenes, he often uses Rembrandt’s direct interpretation and warm brown colours in an archaic, surreal transcript.

He painted a series of Ferenc Liszt, who formerly visited Kalocsa. In his series tribute to Ádám Mányoki, he adapts the art of the master of the Hungarian Baroque painting, his dynamic compositions, visual elements, and colours, to excitingly unique, modern paintings.

While in the initial period of his art, he painted several landscapes, his recent depictions of nature are surreal visions, of which only a few elements, often a bird, is a part of the real world. He is particularly attracted to represent transcendent, ethereal spheres. For mysterious and mystical themes, he often uses monochromatic green and reddish brown colourings. Some of his pictures spread unrest, some of them are sources of tranquillity, while his other paintings are imprinted in our memory due to their rather grotesque content. Painting of Imre Vinczellér is basically looking for answers to questions of harmony and disharmony.


Awards

  • 1996 • Bács-Kiskun County Art Prize
  • 1998 • For the town Kalocsa Prize
  • 2000 • Molnár-C. Pál Prize
  • 2003 • Marseille-M.C.A. International Exhibition, Grand Prix
  • 2004 • Cannes -M.C.A. International Exhibition, Grande Medaille d'Or
  • 2004 • Magyar Köztársaság Arany Érdemkeresztje
  • 2005 • Arts-Sciences-Lettres Société Academique Francaise, Diplôme de Medaille d'Or
  • 2006 • Hungarian Art Academy, Koller Prize
  • 2008 • Gundel Art Award
  • 2013 • Prima Prize
  • 2014 • Bács-Kiskun County Art Award

Membership

  • 1984 • M. N. Művészeti Alap - Magyar Képző- és Iparművészek Országos Egyesülete
  • 1998 • Rézkarcoló Művészek Alkotó Közössége (Koller Galéria)
  • 1991 • Magyar Képző- és Iparművészek Szövetsége Festő Szakosztály
  • 2000 • Magyar Festők Társasága
  • 2002 • Új Gresham Kör
  • 2004 • „Arts-Sciences-Lettres” Société Académique Française