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member since: 2019
'The starting point of my works is my own current, usually depressed mental state. The uncertainty of choosing the right medium, the hesitation whether I should use songs, comics or paintings to transform my thoughts always affects the emerging work. It is this insecurity, together with the chaos created by the human mind, my own mind is what I transfer onto the canvas. I always paint myself; my paintings embody that malleable and ultrasensitive conscious and spiritual form of existence, which is me at this moment. I cannot and I do not want to get isolated from myself. My actual existence completely fills in my artistic existence.'
The depressive state of mind is more and more prevalent in Western societies. The fast flow of information leaves no possibility for the individual to effectively assess his emotions. Depression does not solely produce negative effects, however: it can also serve as an inspirational source and a basis for works that not only help their creator to get over certain life events but they also positively impact the viewer. Gallus Balogh feeds on these negative emotions which result in doubt and restlessness. He creates systems for the solutions of problems, and these chaotic mental processes appear in harmonic unity on the canvas.
2012-2018 | Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Budapest, Hungary - Masters: Janos Kosa, Orsolya Drozdik
2016-2018 | Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts, Graphic design, Budapest, Hungary
2018 | Upstream Framework, Klinika x LAVOR Collective, Budapest
2017 | Budapest Jazz Club, Budapest
2010 | Hunnia Art Bistro, Budapest
2009 | Art Deco Gallery, Budapest
member since: 2018
LAVOR is our multidisciplined art collective which we created in the spirit of Secession with the aim to both functionally and emotionally boost and charge interior spaces. We are creators from different fields such as fine arts, applied arts, product design, graphic design, interior design, photography and film. Art is a visual communication channel for us to experience catharsis and to express feelings of the human spirit. We believe that art and design are equal representatives of culture and their combination not only enhances the creation of spaces’ harmony, but it also contributes to the progress of collective consciousness. Art is the ability to submerge, to transform and to recognize beauty in the details. We have a need to express our emotions in the virtual space and to communicate our belief that it’s culture that makes us human.