Sándor Bíró

Sándor Bíró (1966) is a real painter. He couldn’t imagine a different medium or a better occupation for himself other than painting, for which he has an elemental attraction as to something that exists physically and as something that is a physical-intellectual creative process. His working method is well suited to his landscapes, which – though they are at the same time strongly abstract and pantheistic – are strivings to capture scenes that are innate in nature but cannot be expressed in words. In Sándor Bíró’s landscapes, the temporary, impressionistic phenomena appear almost to vanish, and instead the general and the permanent come to the foreground. His landscape fragments represent attempts to grasp the Whole.

STUDIES
1993-1998 Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Faculty of Painting
1998-2000 Master School of Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

MAIN AWARDS
1997 Korényi Prize, Budapest
1998 Baumax Prize, Bronze Medal
1998 Corvina Foundation Prize

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1994 Greek Academy, Thessaloniki (group)
2010 Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna (group)
2011 Regional Culture – Europien Culture Touring Exihibition:
Galerija Brcko, Bosnia Hercegovina, Medimurje Museum, Croatia,
Betnava Castle, Slovenia, Tabor Castle, Austria (group)
2015 Gallery of Budapest, Budapest (solo)
2016 Karinthy Salon, Budapest (solo)

WORKS IN MAJOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Fondation Yurika, Switzerland, K. A. S. Collection, Budapest, Museum of Rippl-Rónai, Kaposvár, Collection of Dr. István Szentirmay, Budapest