// AKOS BIRKAS
Today we are celebrating the 80th birthday of our dearly missed friend and artist Akos Birkas (1941 - 2018).
Birkas, who was born in Budapest on October 26, 1941, is best known for his early "Heads" series but also his photo realistic paintings. His works are based on newspaper photographs from the daily press collected over a long period of time. In these he observed political, social topics and considering the further editing of photography as a reflection of societal events.
In his paintings he wanted to figure out the arranged truth of the mediated pictures. Very characteristic for his work are the large-size and the expressive color structure. The paintings open up the viewer electric atmosphere, carefully arranged scenes, where everyday situations, out of political events are treated.
You will find a great documentary about the artist at EIGEN + ART Plus, or visit our gallery to enjoy his work in flesh!
The Hungarian painter and photographer died in 2018 at the age of 76. As gallery we represented his work since the early 1990s. Birkas, who was born in Budapest on October 26, 1941 and studied painting at the Academy of Arts from 1959 to 1965, is best known for his "Heads" series. From the mid-1980s...