New York, December 13, 2019. - Artists of the Year Award Ceremony (1. photo: Nora together with Chief Curator of Arttour International, Ms. Viviana Puello, 2. photo: Nora delivering a speech at the Award Ceremony, 3-4. photos: The prestigious ARTYA Awards and the Diploma)                         
                    
                
 
   
 
                         
                    
 
Dear Visitor,
 

Welcome to my home page and thank you for your interest in my recent paintings! 

I am a Hungarian tourism - journalist, (former Editor in Chief of the Inflight Magazine of the ex-national air carrier, Malev) and an enthusiastic painter. My artist name is Mano, who has been painting with oil on canvas for more then three decades. I was mainly inspired by Hungary and a few other countries where I worked  and lived in with my family (Sweden, Israel, Belgium). My  inspiration to paint first came in the mid 80-ies, when admiring the bright colours of the Hungarian and later the Scandinavian landscapes, the Northern European rural areas and archipelagos, especially in autumn. Later I travelled quite extensively and  met interesting people with different cultures all around the world. 

Subsequently my paintings were "discovered" and invited to different art exhibitions - solo and in group - in Stockholm, Vienna, Brussels, Tel Aviv, New York, Budapest, Pecs and Nyiregyhaza. I'm very proud and honoured that most of my works were sold to collectors abroad - living in Sydney, New Mexico, New York, Tel-Aviv, Stockholm, Bristol, Brussels - and Hungary, of course, even to a big local Museum (Josa Andras).

To keep up with time, my friends and supporters persuaded me to launch a personal art web-site and share with the world some of my recent paintings, refelecting those nice feelings, areas and atmospheres I had the privilege to be a part of. 

If you are fond of my works and interested in purchasing any of them please, let me know it or ask your questions via e-mail. (noracom@t-online.hu)

I'm particularly honoured for recently having been selected as one of the VIP Artists of International Contemporary Masters. For further details you can retrieve https://wwab.us/icm-13/ (pages 46-49). 

The American Arttour International Magazine chose me as one of ATIM Artivist in the Year 2019. (https://www.arttourinternational.com/artya-awards-2019/) The Gala Ceremony took place in New York on December 13, 2019 and it was filmed and widely televised by Manhattan Neighbourhood Network.

In addition I have become one of the 60 top artists from around the world who will soon be recognized as one of ATIM's Top 60 Masters. This prestigious award will be delivered at the ceremony to be held at the Auditorium al Duomo in Florence (Italy) on May 23rd, 2020.

I truely hope you will enjoy your time when watching my paintings!

Kind regards,

Mano (Nora Komoroczki living and working in Budapest)        

       World Wide Art and Artavita at artExpo New York 2019 - Booth 120

                     

  
                                                                                                  

An Interview with MANO

We talk to MANO (Mrs. Nora KOMOROCZKI) from Budapest, Hungary.

 

 

Please describe your artwork style: Being in true love with our "mother nature" and environment I am keen to have them on my canvas in a realistic and colourful way.

What’s your background?
As my interest in arts began quite early I started painting and drawing when I was young and earned later a degree in arts.

How long have you been an artist?
For the past 35 years.

Who or what are your biggest influences?
I highly respect and admire Hungarian plain-art painter Pal Szinyei-Merse (1845-1920 truly appreciate realism-style Hungarian painter Gyula Benczur (1844-1920) and love Spanish-Catalan surrealistic artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989). I have learned and got tremendous inspiration from their works.

How have you developed your career?
In the past decades I was happy to be invited to several exhibitions in collective with other painters and in solo, too. The first one took place in 1987 during the Budapest Spring Festival, followed by other art exhibitions in Stockholm, Budapest, Nyiregyhaza, Pecs (Hungary), Vienna, Tel Aviv, Szatmarnemeti (Romania) and Brussels.

Where do you create your work?
I mainly paint within my own atelier, in nature or to a much less extent together with other artists in so called "painters’ camps".

What do you feel is the role of the artist in society?
Our role is to take part in improving society, to influence people in creating a much better world. 

In addition l fully support and try to get my voice heard via my paintings to support peace, protect "mother nature"  and global environment.

What techniques / mediums do you use?
I use oil and paint on canvas only.

Which is more important to you, the subject of your painting, or the way it is executed?
I try to pay particular attention to characteristic details of my subjects and reflect feelings experienced in the nature but make all efforts to do it in my own my way, too.

How do you feel when you are letting your emotions loose on the canvas?

What project are you working on now? I am planning to paint modern Adam and Eva in Paradise

Any current or up-coming exhibitions? I am happy to announce here that 2020 will see for major exhibitions where my works were invited to participate: The first one will to take place in Florence Auditorium Al Duomo ("Arttour Top 60 Masters 2020" on May 23 – 25), the next one will be in Tokyo Bellesalle Roppongi during the 6th International Art Fair (June 5-6) followed by an key exhibition in New York Grimandi Art Gallery (August 26 – September 8) and last, but not least another one in The gallery Steiner located in old town of Vienna (December 7 – January 2, 2021)

Where do you find your ideas for your work?
All of them are around me!

Is there an artwork you are most proud of? Why?
I am very much proud of my 2 big paintings (purchased by a Hungarian Museum) one of them is based on a Finnish folk epos Kalevala and the other one based on Love in the time of Cholera, a famous novel by Gabriel Garcia Marques. Both artworks are montage type of paintings inspired by Salvador Dali.

How do you know when a work is finished?
When I feel an artistic satisfaction than the painting is ready.

What is your most important artist tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
My easel, my pigskin and squirrel hair brushes, my Van Gogh type oil paints and canvas, of course, are the most important tools without which I couldn’t work.

Is there an element of art you enjoy working with most? Why?
I like very much bright (vivid) oil colours making me and others cheerful and joyful.

See more of MANO’s work at: https://artnow0.webnode.com/ 

 

 

 

 

 


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