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Bela Balog
Bela Balog

Bela Balog

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  • Simple lines, shapes, shading and colors are often a more difficult way to tell a story visually. Yet this is the way that most naturally and accurately expresses mood, opinion, and freedom.The latter, i.e. freedom, is the most basic thesis of the artistic approach. Without it, there is no real art, only limited thinking.Presenting the world, revealing the truth. People look up to and pay attention to artists. This comes with responsibility. We can show reality, freedom and justice. This can inspire everyone in their field later. "All my artworks are a process of a story, a plot. Stories that surround my narrower or wider environment. Sometimes it’s a simple newspaper article or a photo inspired, but there are times when it’s a literary work, a movie, or the streets around my residence, the riverside, or the people."

BIO and ARTIST STATEMENT

Bela Balog was born in 1970 (Senta). He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.




Simple lines, shapes, shading and colors are often a more difficult way to tell a story visually. Yet this is the way that most naturally and accurately expresses mood, opinion, and freedom.The latter, i.e. freedom, is the most basic thesis of the artistic approach. Without it, there is no real art, only limited thinking.Presenting the world, revealing the truth. People look up to and pay attention to artists. This comes with responsibility. We can show reality, freedom and justice. This can inspire everyone in their field later.




"All my artworks are a process of a story, a plot. Stories that surround my narrower or wider environment. Sometimes it’s a simple newspaper article or a photo inspired, but there are times when it’s a literary work, a movie, or the streets around my residence, the riverside, or the people."




Bela Balog has developed a completely unique digital technique that uses both photographic and drawing elements. His works are being created in a unique self-developed digitization process. He is constantly developing this technique and experimenting with new techniques.

All digital works by Bela Balog are unique (1/1 limited edition), with Certificate of Authenticity , signed by the artist.

Bela Balog's artworks have been shown in galleries and art magazines in many countries (USA, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, etc.).




He won several awards:

- Gold List Award for Top Contemporary Artists of Today juried by Art Market Magazine (Israel), Redwood Media/Art Group (USA), Discovery Art Fair (Germany) and Florence Biennale (Italy) – 2022

- Art Vue Prize Summer - Bruxelles (Belgium) - Special Mention Award - 2023

- Procida Film Festival (Procida Island, Napoli) - Official Selection - De Mundi Statu (experimental video) - 2023

- Serbest International Film Festival (Kishinev, Moldova) - Quarter-Finalist - Energy (experimental video) - 2023

- Art Vue Prize Spring - Bruxelles (Belgium) - Special Mention Award - 2023




- Onyko Awards Films - Official Selection Award - Energy (experimental video) - 2023




- Lift-Off Festival (Toronto) - Official Selection - De Mundi Statu (experimental video) - 2023




- Teravarna Gallery(USA), Golden Duck Gallery (Hungary) - ARTBIAS 2023 - The 1st Budapest International Art Show - Best in Show Award - 2023

- Brouhaha Art Gallery, (Hong Kong) – Artist of the Year – 1st Prize - 2023

- Tebbs International Art Prize (UK) – Shortlisted - 2023

- Art Vue Winter Fall - Bruxelles (Belgium) - Top10 Prize - 2023

- Donatello International Prize (Italy) – 2023

- Gallery Ring (USA) - Crystal Artist of February - 2023

- Upward Gallery (Georgia) - Second Place Winner, Artist of the Month Competition – 2023

- Art Vue Prize Fall - Bruxelles (Belgium) - 2nd Prize – 2022

- Upward Gallery (Georgia) - First Place Winner, Rivers and Bridges Art Competition – 2022

- Upward Gallery (Georgia) - Second Place Winner, Autumn Vibes Art Competition - 2022

- Art Show International Gallery (USA) - Talent Prize Award

- Brouhaha Art Gallery, (Hong Kong) - Distinguished Award

- Helvet Art (Switzerland) - Honorable Mention Award

- Art Vue Prize Brussels (Belgium) – Special Mention Award

- Art Vue Prize Brussels (Belgium) - TOP 30 Award

- Make Art Gallery - (Italy) - Abstracta - Attestato Di Merito Artistico

- Make Art Gallery - (Italy) - ArtNoise III - Attestato Di Merito Artistico

- Make Art Gallery – (Italy) – Just Art VII – Attestato Di Merito Artistico

- Engage Art (USA) – Semi Finalist

- Gallery Ring (USA) - Award of Merit

Β - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (USA) - Special Recognition




His works have appeared in the following magazines, books and albums:

- Bruxelles Art Vue (Belgium) – Bela Balog – Meeting of Worlds (solo album)

- Art Market Magazine, Gold List – Top Contemporary Artists of Today - 2022

- Art Market Magazine, Issue #71 (Digital Art, Illustration)

- Jaamzin Creative Magazine (Singapore) - Special Edition

- Art Vue Prize: Fall – Bruxelles (Belgium) - Catalogue

- Art Vue Prize Spring - Bruxelles (Belgium) – Catalogue

- Art Vue Prize Summer - Bruxelles (Belgium) – Catalogue

- Bruxelles Art Vue (Belgium) - Street Life – Book

- Culturally Arts Collective (USA) - Mutagens – Anthology

- Florence Contemporary Gallery – Reminiscence/6

- Bruxelles Art Vue (Belgium) – Human Body is Art – Book

- Bruxelles Art Vue (Belgium) – Limitless Nature - Book

- Goodess Arts Magazine (Germany) – Issue 6.

- Goodess Arts Magazine (Germany) – Issue 7.

- ARTsCAP Magazin XI. (Hungary)

- Tebbs Gallery (UK) – Art and Sound Project – Book

- Hollyway Magazine (Japan) October issue, Fine Art Edition - 2022




Solo Exhibitions

Bela Balog On Artinside Exhibition - Art Exhibition in Argumented Reality – Heroes’ Square, Budapest, Hungary 2023

Virtual Solo Exhibition, Make Art Gallery (Italy) 2022

Art Show International Gallery (USA) 2022

Tales of Pictures - Art Exhibition in Augmented Reality - Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy 2022

Online exhibition on JaamZIN Creative (Singapore) 2022




Group exhibitions

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "The Value 2024" - 2024

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "FAKE is REAL" - 2024

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "FORM" - 2023

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "VOICES" – 2023

BSLAW Brussels Home Gallery (Belgium) - Passengers / Travelling Without Moving -2023

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "COLOR" - 2023

David Art Gallery, Budapest (Hungary) – Horror Vacui -Β  from 2nd September to 31st October 2023

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "CIRCLE" - 2023

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "TEXT-URE" - 2023

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art , Gimpo (South Korea) - International Exhibition "BREATH" - 2023

David Art Gallery, Budapest (Hungary) – Passengers -Β  from 27th May to 17th June 2023




1st Budapest Juried Art Exhibition -Β  organized by the Golden Duck Gallery (Hungary) & the Teravarna Gallery (USA) - from 20th May to 20th June 2023




David Art Gallery, Budapest (Hungary) – The First -Β  from 10th April to 10th May 2023

Tebbs Art Prize, VO Curations, First Floor Gallery, Mayfair – 2023

A Cube Gallery, Sofia (Bulgaria) - Abstract Art Contest 21x21 – 2023

David Art Gallery, Budapest (Hungary) – Resonance - 2023

David Art Gallery, Budapest Art For Peace (Hungary) 2023

Progress - Millepiani, Rome (Italy), curated by LoosenArt 2023

MIAMI Artweeks (USA) 2022

Casa del Arte, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2022

Urbanside Gallery, ZΓΌrich, Switzerland, Artboxy Selection 2022

Thomson Gallery, Zug, Switzerland, Artboxy Selection 2022

Lelie Galerij, Amsterdam (Ned), Artboxy Selection 2022

SWISS ART EXPO, ZΓΌrich (Switzerland) 2022

KreativRaum Galerie, Vienna 2022

Kulturschoepfer, Green Hill Gallery (Berlin) 2022

Art Number 23 Gallery, Athens, (Greece) 2022

Boomer Gallery, London (UK) 2022

Golden Duck Gallery, Budapest (Hungary) 2022

Windsor Art Fair (UK) 2022




Website

www.belabalog.com

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