Budapest, Hungary 

Ars Poetica

’You know, I am an artist working with a traditional spirit, thought I wouldn’t even say traditional, but classical. The more I understand about the multifaceted usage of materials in contemporary art, about the incorporation of ephemeral materials into works of art, I feel stronger that I cannot depart from noble materials. After all, how else could artistic thought and action survive over the period of centuries?’ (Excerpt from an interview with Tamás Szabó, 2011)

Tamás Szabó Curriculum Vitae / Short

Graduated in glass design at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts in 1979, but he has been exclusively focusing on fine arts since 1980. Worked at the Collective Atelier on Lehel Street between 1980 and 1987, since 1987 he has been living and working at the artist colony on Százados út, Budapest. He taught at the Open Art School in Mártely between 1980 and 2000. He has been rewarded with Munkácsy Award in 2000. Associate professor at the Art and Art History Department of Gyula Juhász Faculty of Education of the University of Szeged between 2007-2018. He has been a member of the Hungarian Academy of Arts since 2007. His work has been showcased in various single and group exhibitions (Germany, Netherland, Austria etc…).  Tamás Szabó’s various paintings and sculptures are part of private and public art collections. His figurative, monumental public sculptures can be found, among others, in Salgótarján (1956 Hungarian Revolution Monument, 1990–91) and in Budapest (Carl Lutz Memorial, 1990–91; see more pictures here

Main exhibitions


1979 Youth House, Salgótarján (H)

1980 Castle Museum, Esztergom (H)

1982 Móra Ferenc Museum, Szeged (H)

1984 Galerie Hungart Impo, München (D)

1985 Dorottya Street Exhibition Hall, Budapest (H)

1987 Utrecht (Hollandia)

1988 Galerie Borkowsky, Hannover (D)

         Art Expo ’88, Basel (CH)

1989 Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest (H)

1990 Galerie Kutscha, Salzburg (A)

1992 Tornyai János Museum, Hódmezővásárhely (H)

1993 Galerie Neuropa, Heidelberg (D)

         Vigadó Gallery, Budapest (H)

1994 Galeria Zichy, Leiden (NL)

1996 Excellent Art Promotion, Tilburg (NL)

         Galeria 2001, Hoppdorf (NL)

1997 Páholy Gallery, Budapest (H)

1998 Gold Art Gallery, Budapest (H)

1999 Szolnok Gallery, Szolnok (H)

2000 Vigadó Galéria, Budapest (H)

2001 Gold Art Gallery, Budapest (H)

2002 Erlin Gallery, Budapest (H)

         Aulich Art Gallery, Budapest (H)

2003 Visual Art Hyatt Hotelgaléria, Budapest (HU)

2004 Olof Palme Ház, Budapest (H)

2006 Visual Art Grand Hotel, Budapest (H)

2007 Ráday Galéria, Gallery, Budapest (H)

2008 New Works 2004-2008, National Theatre, Zikkurat Gallery, Budapest (H)

2009 Válságképek, Volksbank Gallery, Szeged (H)

2010 Léna & Roselli Gallery, Budapest (H)

2015 Hungarian Pavilion, EXPO 2015, Milano (I)

          Fornaci Ibis, Cunardo (I)

2018 Kunsthalle, Budapest (H)

2020 Gallery of Dunabogdány  (H)    

Untitled I.

Untitled I.

50 x 40 cm

Mixed Technique


Untitled II.

Untitled II.

50 x 40 cm

Mixed Technique



Untitled III.

Untitled III.

50 x 40 cm

Mixed Technique on canvas