Flora is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss.Flora at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world.Her work often features the female body and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self.
Flora has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA, and has most notably taken part in the “Continental Shift” group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France. Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press including The Guardian’s Observer and BBC Culture. Her artwork was the face of Adobe Photoshop in 2014.
Yes, there seems to be a vandalism problem in BUdapest. Actually, you can find ugly tags everywhere. But Budapest gives home to a vibrant street art community as well. From old-school graffiti, 3D tags to impressive monumental wall painting, you can find all kinds of styles in Budapest. The city tried to respond to the growing popularity of urban arts by offering 4 – 6 public walls for street arts.
In the meantime, a couple of artist gained international reputation. For instance Saatchi Art is offering Hungarian graffiti master pieces (paintings) from time to time.
As you might have already noticed, I have published various graffiti posts about specific countries and German cities (e.g. from Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Argentina, Hamburg, Berlin etc.) . Each time I tried to identify location-specific characteristic of the urban art.
But to be honest, I never came to any clear conclusion…except of the choice of motifs. The graffiti in Argentina and Greece are extraordinary strong because many of them had uptodate politcal messages. In general, I got the impression that street arts is very individualistc. It is about developing a personal signature style….and graffiti is less influenced by local culture and traditions.
Well, I am no insider. So, if you like to share your opinion, please feel free to comment.