Featured Artist Endre Hevezi

Endre Hevezi has an extensive background in the arts. Enjoy his portfolio and see more of his work by visiting his website.

 

"Squaring the Circle" Watercolour, 50x30cm. While it retains its geometric character, the strict scheme of squares is softened by the play of colours and contrasted by the circles. The whole effect is, in a way, akin to mosaics.

“Squaring the Circle” Watercolour, 50x30cm. While it retains its geometric character, the strict scheme of squares is softened by the play of colours and contrasted by the circles. The whole effect is, in a way, akin to mosaics.

 

I was always interested in arts but in order to have a “decent occupation” on family pressure I had to qualify as an architect in Budapest. This geometrical, architectural thinking stayed with me through all my artistic career.

 

"Eden" Pastel 65 x 55cm. A fairytale world of light and colours.

“Eden” Pastel 65 x 55cm. A fairytale world of light and colours.

 

My art career started in Denmark, where I ended up as a refugee. Here I painted some portraits, but mainly landscapes of Hungarian scenes and exhibited them in Copenhagen, Stockholm and other Scandinavian cities. Large scale works from this period include the altarpiece of the Alderslyst Church and the murals of the Meeting Hall of Ikast.

 

Chichester Cathedral

“Chichester Cathedral” Oil, 115 x 85cm. Having originally qualified as an architect, my early artistic output is mainly concerned with city landscapes and memorable buildings. In this picture I tried with the play of light and colours, to emphasize the dramatic effect of a “living” structure.

 

After moving to England I carried the clay in the tableware factory of Booth and Colclough in Stoke-on-Trent. Later I became the designer of the firm, and eventually won a scholarship from the Federation of British Pottery Manufacturers, with which I traveled to New York.

 

"Construction"  Watercolour, 30 x 40cm. Three dimensional structure made of thick, paper faced cardboard painted with water colour

“Construction” Watercolour, 30 x 40cm. 3-dimensional structure made of thick, paper faced cardboard painted with watercolour.

 

After returning to England, however, designing traditional tableware decoration did not seem so exciting. I moved to London to start a new life. At this time, I had to revert to architecture and qualify again (getting an MA in London).

 

Chinese Gate

“Chinese Gate” Watercolour, 30 x 40 cm. The 3-dimensional effect cannot be seen on a flat reproduction, but the position of the applied elements matter, so the top black pieces can really be accepted as the head of a gate.

 

This opened the way to a number of decorative commissions in pottery, mosaics, stained glass and bronze for churches and commercial premises. I became a veritable Jack of all Trades. You can do many things if you have a big pottery kiln!

 

Blue Birds

“Blue Birds” Pastel, 65 x 55cm

 

My most significant work of this type are the decorations of the Debre Lebanos cathedral in Ethiopia, with over 100 square meters of stained glass, 80 square meters of mosaics and some decorative metal doors.

During all this time I did not neglect painting and exhibiting my pictures, some of which you can see here.

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