Ricz's paintings are based on the concept of opposites. The contrasts of figurative and abstract, organic and geometrical, damaged and sterile provide the essence of his work. He creates harmonious compositions by using contrary sub-elements. This contrast is characteristic to the artist's color scale as well. Nearly monochrome shades are juxtaposed with sharp, bright coloured details.

In his creative process Ricz is mixing different artistic orientations, painting techniques and old photographs in order to build up his individual contemporary imagery. He creates well-designed collages that serve as a base to his oil paintings.

As a Hungarian artist Ricz's works are often inspired by a specific post-communist Eastern-European mood and culture. The themes are based on long gone matters, personal memory fragments and abandoned places.


Biography

Geza Ricz was born in 1980 in Subotica (ex Yugoslavia) in a Hungarian family. Currently lives and works in Salzburg, Austria.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2011 and with a Master degree in the Faculty of Arts in 2013 from the University of Szeged, Hungary.

Ricz works in different creative fields. As art director he has worked for clients like Red Bull, Burn, Leica, Telenor, Audi and Suzuki. His artworks have been featured in many magazines (e.g. ArtSlant.com, The Red Bulletin(AT), Art Maze Mag(UK), A5-Zine(UK), Symposion(SRB), Új Művészet(HU), ÉS(HU) or K-arton(SRB).

He is a member of CTR-V art group and the Salzburger Kunstverein.

Selected shows

2018

-Upcoming: Premio Combat, Museo Fattori, Livorno (IT)

-Upcoming: Color 2018, Czong Institution for Contemporary Art, Gimpo-si (KOR)

-Upcoming: Solo show, ADD Art Gallery, Spoleto  (IT)

2017

-Arte Laguna Prize finalist exhibition, Arsenale, Venice (IT)

-TOAF, Arnolfini Centre For Contemporary Arts, Bristol (UK)

-Stroke, Zündapp-Halle, Munich (DE)

-Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires (ARG)

-Stephan Jäger International Art Symposium Jubileum Exhibition, Calpe Gallery Timișoara (RO)

2015

-Here and Now, Kunsthalle, Budapest (HU)

-Comics in Subotica, Savremena Galerija Subotica (SRB)

-The city of baths/CTR-V art group -Klein House, Subotica (SRB)

-Gallery of the Academic Comittee, Solo exhibition, Szeged (HU)

2014

-Other City, Klauzál 13 Gallery , Budapest (HU)

-TAKT, IX-XI Gallery, Budapest (HU)

-CTRL-V art group, Magyar Műhely, Budapest (HU) 

-Periféria - City Museum, Solo exhibition, Kecel (HU)

2013

-Enter Festival, REÖK, Szeged (HU)

-The World from Temerin, Pepper Art Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2012

-Best of TAKT, Savremena Galerija Subotica (SRB)

-Panel Painting Biennial, REÖK, Szeged (HU)

-A Szoba, Solo show, Pécs (HU)

-Belvárosi Kamara Gallery, Solo show, Szeged (HU)

2011

-Summer Exhibition -REÖK, Szeged (HU)

2009

-No Pass Biennalé, House of Hungarian Fine Artists, Budapest (HU)

-OMDK, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (HU)

-Basch house, Solo show, Subotica (SRB)

2007

-OMDK,University of Pécs Department of Fine Arts, Pécs (HU)

2006

-1956 memorial year billboard exhibition, Danube riverside, Budapest (HU)

2004

-Urban Art, Josephine Avenue, London (UK)

-Voice of the streets, Kultiplex, Budapest (HU)

Prizes

-2018 O.R.A. Prize winner (IT)

-2018 Combat prize finalist (IT)

-2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner (USA)

-2017 Arte Laguna Prize finalist (IT)

-2017 Museu Europeu d'Art Modern-Figurativas 2017 shortlisted (ES)


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