member since: 2018
Lajos Sejben is a Hungarian contemporary artist, painter and sculptor. He was born in 1957 and currently lives in Szeged, Hungary. He is a self-taught artist and a member of several professional artist associations. He started his artistic career with Art Informel oil paintings, which were connected to the ideology of Jean Dubuffet.
Lajos is interested in spontaneous imagination and abstract forms. Since the 90's he has been creating paper prints. In his works the painter uses a traditional collage technique and different plant elements which are implemented onto his paintings. The mixture of traditional floral motives and contemporary abstract manners makes his style very recognizable. In the past years he has been making sculptures as well.
2018 - International Grotesque Trienniale. Award of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. Kaposvar, Hungary
2018 - Award for Art Curatorial Foundation for the Szeged Foundation. Szeged, Hungary
2014 - III Sculpture Trienniale. Artmill-prize of Association of Hungarian Fine Artists. Szentendre, Hungary
2012 - International Textile Trienniale. Mini Textile Category. Prize of Association of Hungarian Fine Artists. Szombathely, Hungary
2003 - Drawing Bienniale. Association of Hungarian Fine Artists. Salgótarjan, Hungary
2002 - 'Ship' Society of Hungarian Painters. Prize of Hungarian Foundation of Arts. Exhibition in Vigadó Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1998 - VII Japan Textile Paper Competition. Golden Prize (Prize of Ministry). Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan
1995 - Japan Textile Paper Competition. Golden Prize (Prize of Ministry). Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan
1994 - Panel Painting Trienniale. Prize of the lecturer. Szeged, Hungary
1994 - Japan Textil Paper Competition. Silver Prize. Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan