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< Laura Ecsiova
Slovakia

ARTSY

ARTSPER

BIOGRAPHY

Laura Ecsi was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her life is full of travels, discovering new places and life of people who live in various countries. Traveller´s lifestyle since early childhood has made her look at the world with amazement and childish curiosity.

Her life was surrounded by creating artworks from the moment she was given her first crayons and a stack of paper. Although she finished City University of Bellevue with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, art was so part of her being, that she never stopped painting, drawing, going to different art schools and dreaming of having art as a full-time job. She did not regret graduating with different degree than art – as later it helped her to implement all the knowledge gained in managerial skills in starting and running her art business.

It was during maternity leave she started to look for something unique, unusual, but still using natural materials, „coincidence“ led her to encaustic – wax painting. It was love at first sight. After gaining basic knowledge as a self-taught encaustic artist through trial and error, she visited various masters in this field like Elizabeth van Uden in Holland and John Buckland from England. The main breakthrough came when Laura studied at Anna-Marie Aigner from Austria, who introduced her to the possibility to work with encaustic in 3D. Since then, Laura´s imagination knew no boundaries it sprang out into infinity.

Another element that made Laura absolutely fall in love with this technique, is the use of fire. She sees this principal element as creator of light, without which there would not be life. And in her case, there would be no artwork

Laura also finds that encaustic is an unbelievably colourful and live art. Her attention was caught by the possibility to change the structures and practically the whole painting endlessly, always getting something new and unexpected. There is always a way to change the shapes, structures, patterns, colours, and the whole artwork into something new.

Recently, Laura dwelled even more into the possibility of bringing beauty of a moment seen in nature, closer to us in this more hectic and more technical world. She achieved this by combining randomly found stone and wood with encaustic.

Inspiration confronts Laura in every step she takes, it is all around her. Laura cannot describe how the creative process starts and goes on until she steps away from the ready painting. She comes to the clean surface and just start painting. It is like meditating, a different state of mind.

CV

  • 1974 born in Budapest
  • 1993 finished High School with IGCSE Certificate in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2000 received Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at City University of Bellevue, in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1993 – 2000 during studies worked as – assistant at various companies also taught English language at two language schools
  • 2000 – 2003 maternity leave 2003 first touches with encaustic media
  • 2003 – 2006 found my own language school 2006 became full time artist with mixed media, as well as silk
  • 2008 completed Intensive course at the Acadamie of Encaustic Art in Holland under the guidance of Elisabeth van Uden
  • 2008 became the sole importer of Encaustic material, produced by Mercurius International, Holland, to Slovakia started teaching encaustic courses on all levels
  • 2009 completed Encaustic Art seminar under the guidance of John Buckland in Germany completed seminar Experimental Wax – Encaustic Art under the guidance of Anna-Maria Aigner in Austria
  • 2012 became the sole importer of R&F encaustic waxes and pigment sticks to Slovakia and Czech republic
  • 2015 completed R&F advanced teacher training at R&F Handmade paints

Exhibitions

  • 2011 First exhibition – Encaustic the world of wax art – at the City centre, in Levice, Slovakia
  • 2012 Group exhibition – Beauty of wax art, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2012 Group exhibition – Wax Variations, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2013 Solo exhibition – Meetings – Levice, Slovakia
  • 2013 Duo exhibition with Zuzana Medzay – Coincidences – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2014 Solo exhibition – Laura Ecsiova – Olomouc, Czech republic
  • 2014 Group exhibition – Our unreal world – Nová Bana, Slovakia
  • 2014 Duo exhibition – Beauty of wax – Koprivnice, Czech republic
  • 2014 Duo exhibition with Zuzana Medzay – Laura Ecsiova & Zuzana Medzay – Prague, Czech republic
  • 2015 Group exhibition – Gallery Zlaty Kohout, Prague, Czech republic
  • 2015 Group exhibition – Getting to know – Horni Pocernice-Prague, Czech republic
  • 2016 Duo exhibition with Lubomira Brigantova – Looks – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2016 International Art Fest – – international art fair – Ceske Budejovice, Czech republic
  • 2017 Duo exhibition with Lubomira Brigantova – Invasion – Levice, Slovakia
  • 2017 International Art Fest – – international art fair – Ceske Budejovice, Czech republic
  • 2017 Solo exhibition – Gallery of Zdenek Hajny – Looking – Prague, Czech republic
  • 2017 Atelier Art Fest – international art fair of fine arts – Prague, Czech republic
  • 2018 Duo exhibition with Martina Charvatova – Angels in us – Olomouc, Czech republic
  • 2018 Atelier Art Fest – international art fair of fine arts – Prague, Czech republic
  • 2019 Group exhibition – Czecho-Slovak Red Cross – Under the angel wings – Nitra, Slovakia
  • 2019 Group exhibition – Meeting – Prague, Czech republic
  • 2021 Group exhibition – Arte Venezia – Venice, Italy
  • 2021 Group exhibition – 10 edizione Rassegna Internazionale d´Arte – Montecosaro, Italy
  • 2022 Group exhibition – Boomer Gallery – London, England
  • 2022 Group exhibition – Art Number 23 – Salzburg, Austria

Prices

  • 2021 Earned the 1st price: „Premio Citta Di Montecosaro” – Montecosaro, Italy

STATEMENT

My paintings are famous for being full of colours and passion. The themes vary from abstract to very unusual, bird view like landscapes. With encaustic and oil colours, I mainly paint intuitively and spontaneously, bringing out the deepness from within myself. I named this process exposing infinity – the inner abyss.

Encaustic is an unbelievably colourful and live art. My attention was caught by the possibility to change the structures and practically the whole painting endlessly, always getting something new and unexpected. There is always a way to change the shapes, structures, patterns, colours and the whole artwork into something new. The making of painting is a fiery process. Literally! During paint I use lots of heat to melt the wax and especially fire! I see this principal element as creator of light, without which there would not be life. And in my case there would be no artwork.

Recently I dwelled even more into the possibility of bringing beauty of a moment in nature closer to us in this more hectic and more technical world. I achieved this by combining randomly found stone and wood with encaustic.

Inspiration confronts me in every step I take, it is all around me. To tell the truth I cannot describe how the creative process starts and goes on until I step away from the ready painting. I come to the clean surface and just start painting. It is like meditating, a different state of mind.