Born in Kaposvar, Hungary
Lives and works in UK, Bristol
My paintings are inspired by tranquility and spiritual freedom. My work is strongly influenced by Balkan and Eastern-European culture, exploring the myths and primordial female archetypes. I’m concerned with the alienated and isolated individual of today’s life, who lost connection from ‘oneness’ separated from one’s original roots.
When I work, I’m using solely intuition and spiritual awareness. The female figure is the representation of the fragile but determined soul, and to visualize the complexity of emotions I create multiple layers which helps me to restructure the ‘hidden inner beauty’ within the painting.
Valeria was born and studied fine art in Hungary, influenced by its rich artistic culture, and history. As a child she started taking private lessons from recognized artists, and had her first solo exhibition at the age of 16. As a young child she was trained as a gymnast and also learn classical ballet. She was fascinated by this unique art form which lets one express feeling, teaches self discipline, strength and gracefulness. She was amazed by the beauty of the human body, and the ability to be able to appear strong and feminine at the same time. Her education started at Art and Design College before moving onto studying a BA Degree in graphic design. Valeria has had several exhibitions, and has many of her artworks in private collections. She started taking commissions for portraits and working as a painter, illustrator and graphic designer since 1998. She works with various media from oil to digital painting always searching for new ways to express her spiritual views. Her main purpose is to find that hidden inner beauty and restructure it within the work.
Valeria Fulop lives and works in Bristol, UK and shows her work in galleries across the country. She has recently exhibited in the Malvern Theatres and in the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bristol.
24th Feb - 5th March:
'Made By Hand'
- group exhibition-
The Showroom -
Bristol, 31 College Green, BS1 5TB
West Bristol Arts Trail
We are a group of eight UK-based female artists from the so called Accession 8 (A8) countries that joined the EU in 2004.
This joint exhibition, a collaboration between artists and non-artists, is a reflection on our lives, identities and perceptions. It evolved out of a series of discussions on our experiences of being f emale migrants living, working and studying in the UK. By exploring our personal stories and experiences, we wanted to present our point of view, confront the stereotypes of Eastern European women and UK media portrayals of them. We wanted to present our version, our perspective and hear your opinion about it.
12 Bellevue Crescent
Cliftonwood, BS8 4TE
October 6th - 31st:
The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol
August 8th - September 12th:
July 14th - August 11th:
May 8th and 9th (Saturday and Sunday):
Southbank Bristol Arts Trail
Exhibiting in the Southville Centre Cafe
March 21st, Sunday:
Spring Art Market, Paintworks, Bristol
February 5th (duration 6-8 weeks):
Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Bristol
It has been a unique and valuable experience for me both personally and artistically to work with mums and babies in the Wellspring Healthy Living Centre. As a professional artist I have been painting portraits for nearly 10 years. I've always been fascinated by the human body, the emotions and expressions that a simple movement can transmit. Witnessing this special connection between mother and child, this very special bound was very inspiring for me.
As an artist I always observe and pay attention to the details. I try to understand what I see and interpret it to a visual language. On the session I have seen and felt a lot of love, patience and caring. This unexplainable feeling of motherhood was present in the air. This is what I tried to capture in the drawings the way the mums were holding their babies, or just sitting next to them but always with them watching and guarding. At first when the sessions started I could see that the mum's were a little bit shy and maybe scared to see themselves on a drawing, worrying how they may look, not having enough confidence. Then I could hear them sometimes saying surprised: 'Oh you draw me so beautiful'. As I spent more time with the group I could see their confidence getting stronger, and the mums were a lot more comfortable being a 'model'.
November 28th Saturday 10am-5pm:
Grant Bradley Gallery Christmas Art Market
November 20 - 22:
Front Room Art Trial 2009 - Totterdown, Bristol
November 7th, Saturday, 10.30 am - 5pm:
MISI Craft market, Paintworks, Bristol
November 1st Sunday, 10.30am-4.30pm:
Autumn Art Market, Paintworks, Bristol
August 23 - 30:
Collaborative exhibition with Sebastien Pochon (photography)
Room 212 Gallery, Gloucester Road 212, Bristol
Urban Art - Open Air Art Gallery, Josephine Avenue, London, SW2.
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