Hungarian artist Zsuzsanna Udvarhelyi, is a passionate artist whose fascination for her subject’s inner energies and souls is strongly visible throughout her works. From November 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017, Zsud is showing 16 of her latest works at Fouquet's Barriere Paris.
Many artists, past and contemporary, have been fascinated by Paris, and Zsud too has been mesmerized by the city’s unique spirit. Zsud shares, „Paris is a universe, whole and entire in herself... At night it is a street show revealing all the possible moments you might have lived... I loved the night there...“
Her engaging portraits, her soul masks, attempt to show her subjects and viewers a magic mirror, „a looking glass,“ she adds, through which she reveals a hidden persona. The artist finds portraiture to be a compelling study, multilayered and full of engaging symbolism and messages.
When asked how her artistic journey began, Zsud reveals, „Perhaps I was contaminated, intoxicated, by spirits. And so my art is just a translation of my past memories, mixed with my own present life experiences.“ Zsud paints so much of the unspoken. „The secret is to know - to understand, how the models see themselves - to capture their energy.“
In this exceptional show, her paintings are dream-like. „Inspiration is fluid, like music for me. My work begins as if there were sounds - chords, and then colours and shapes finally freeze into images.“ A viewer should look at the painting not so much with heart or brain, but rather with spine. „It is there that occurs that telltale tingle, although we must keep a little aloof, a little detached, when watching."
Zsud’s perspective on colour falls perfectly into her artistic approach, playing an important role in this series. „The seven colours on the visual spectrum vibrate with different energy levels.“ She lets colour respect its power to cleanse the system of „all our toxic emotional, mental, spiritual and physical blockages.“ Our different states become vibrations that send out colours, seen in the form of auras.