BELA ROZSNYAY PASSED AWAY, ON APRIL 2019.
HIS BIO IS ALREADY IN PAST TENSE,
HOWEVER WE FOUND IN ONE OF HIS NOTEBOOKS A QUOTE FROM HORATIUS:
“Non omnis moriar”– (I shall not wholly die)
I’m a hungarian artist, who was born in Transylvania. I have been living in Denmark and Malta for 14 years. Since 2002 I live and work in Budapest. I have exhibitions since 1980.
I confess that „Natura artis magistra”. I have my inspirations from nature. My sculptures are related with the living nature while they are emphasizing the metal materiality.
Each work is unique in it’s detailed interlocking of form creating an expressionists symbol of real concept. I often use the technics of „lost-wax” (cire perdu) for my sculptures and jewelry. My jewelry are sometimes part of sculpures. Wearable and functionality is important for me.
I’m working with stainless steel, silver, bronze, stone, semi-precious stones and tropical woods.
I like to experiment with surfaces and materials. Motion, dynamic is also recurring element in my art. I never join any trends or groups in my life.
My motto is that sculpures and jewelry are the meeting of microcosm and macrocosm in organic forms. They are timeless in harmony with nature.
2017 Magyar Művészeti Akadémia szakmai díj – Hungarian Academy of Art professional award
2016 Silver Javelin Prize 2016 – Fine Art category 2. Prize
2015 Berki Viola Fellowship
2008 Biennale Internationale D’Art Miniature, Canada– 1. prize
2000 ArtCrowd Magazine – Jewelry Design 1. prize, New York
1999 International Art Biennale, Málta – Design 1. Prize
1999 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Japan –
1980 National Exhibition, Bukarest, Romania – 2. Prize
AWARDS DESIGNED BY ME
from 2001 „Award in Transgene Technologies” – designed and made every second year for the International Society for Transgene Technologies (ISTT)
2006 „Herpes Simplex Encephalitis”- designed and made for the International Society for Transgene Technologies (ISTT)
WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Denmark – Sculptures in Art Foundations
Modern Museum of Malta
2017 XI. Goldsmith’s art Biennale, Budapest, Hungary
2017 Metamorphose of Jewelry. Exhibition of Contemporary Hugarian Jewelry, Balassi Institut, Brussels
2017 All around us. National Salon 2017. Applied Arts and Design, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
2016 Dall’Argento al Ferro, Hungarian Academy of Arts, Rome, Italy
2016 Silver Javelin Prize 2016., Budapest, Hungary
2015 X. Goldsmith Biennale, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Harmony, ArtMill Gallery Szentendre, Hungary
2014 „ArtMill” Gallery, Evidence, Sculpure Biennale, Szentendre, Hungary
2013 Ip. Forum, Wienna, Austria
2012 Museum of Tirgu County, Castle Museum, Targu Mures, Romania
2012 Gallery „Silverfever”, Pécs, Hungary
2011 Goldsmith Biennale, Culture Mansion of Klebelsberg, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Biennale Internationale D’Art Miniature, Canada
2006 III. Contemporary Christian Iconography Biennale, Kecskemét, Hungary
2005 Silver, bronze, iron – Silversmiths 2005, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Gallery „Fióka”, Budapest, Hungary
2001 Centre Culture d’Egypt, Paris, France
1999 International Art Biennale, Malta
1999 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Toyamura, Japan
1999 Agora Gallery, New York, SOHO, U.S.A.
1998 Gallery Upstairs, London, U.K.
1995 Galleri Gamla Stan, Helsingborg, Sweden
1993 Gallery Active Art, Szentendre, Hungary
1993 II. Budapest International Contemporary Prize of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
1986 New Life Gallery, Targu Mures, Romania
1984 City Museum, Székelyudvarhely, Romania
1983 Gallery Apollo, Targu Mures, Romania
Association of Hungarian Artists
Alliance of Hungarian Artists and Applied Artists