New York City
March 1, 2011 through June 1, 2011
Alma arranged accommodation and work for Peter Paizs, a Hungarian artist who received a Fulbright Scholarship to attend Hunter College (CUNY) and continue research towards his practice-based dissertation.
Born: 1957, Budapest
Artist, tenured associate professor
Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA), Hungarian University of Fine Arts
International Validity of Diploma of Expertise in Color Dynamics
Color Expert, Budapest University of Economics and Technology
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
Fulbright Grant, Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission
Eötvös Foundation of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture
AIC, International Color Association
The International Kepes Society
Society of Hungarian Painters
Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists
Association of Hungarian Creative Artists
Solo Exhibitions (selected)
Inspiration, Hungarian Institute, Tallinn, Estonia
Illumination 3D, Kassák Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Colors in Black and White, Salone Gemma, Trieste, Italy
15+, Skanzen Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary
Hommage, Fészek Gallery, Budapest
Ten, Duna Gallery, Budapest
In Black, Gallery of Artists‘ Colony, Szentendre
15 Years, Műhely Gallery, Szentendre
Golden Stairs, Kempinski Gallery, Budapest
Paizs Péter’s Exhibition, Fészek Klub, Budapest
Twin Paintings, Duna Gallery, Budapest
Paizs Péter’s Exhibition, Óbudai Pincegaléria, Budapest
Paizs Péter, Lingua Spectra / A spektrum nyelve, Színtudatosság és fényérzékenység a kortárs absztrakt festészetben, Doctoral Thesis (Hungarian) / DLA értekezés, MKE, Budapest, 2012
Péter Paizs, Lingua Spectra
My Fulbright Experience III. Reports of Hungarian Grantees
Published on CD-ROM by the Fulbright Commission, Budapest, 2012
Paizs Péter, A Pesti Főreál, ahol a főváros építészei tanultak...
Tudományos Közlemények, Budapest, 2006
Paizs Péter, Colours in Black and White
Annual News, Budapest, 2007
Paizs Péter, Illumination 3D, The Origin of Colours / A színek eredete
Catalogue / Katalógus előszó, Kassák Múzeum, Budapest, 2009, private edition / saját kiadás/
Paizs Péter, Illumination 3D Exhibition
Kassák Múzeum, Budapest, 2009
Fulbright Scholar, 2011
I have been working as a painter since 1980 in Hungary. My works can be found in public and private art collections in Hungary and abroad. I am engaged in teaching and academic activities in color studies. I live and work in Szentendre, Hungary.
In 2011, I was a Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, City University of New York, under the supervision of Prof. Sanford Wurmfeld,
painter and color theorist. I focused on the similarities and differences in teaching color theory in American and Hungarian painting, contrasting the methodologies of the Munsell color system (R. Munsell, 1905) used in American and the classical Hungarian Coloroid system (A. Nemcsics, 2002).
During the Fulbright program I met and collaborated with several colleagues in color theory as well as artists, critics, and connoisseurs, including Sanford Wurmfeld, Gabriele Evertz, Bob Swain, Matthew Deleget, András Böröcz, Kati Vilim, Miklós Müller, Edit András, George Peck, and John Hiigli.
I consider my works as direct sequels to the geometric-constructivist traditions. My earlier works attempt to resolve the contradiction between plane and space, black and white, color and non-color.
My work Illumination 3D creates a re-emitted physical light, a ‘non-Newtonian spectrum,’ using the traditional painting techniques of pigment, canvas, and light. This work was shown in Kassák Museum, Budapest, in 2009.
In 2012, I completed my dissertation on “color consciousness” in art and “color devotion” in painting, based on my Lingua Spectra project.
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