AWARDS and Media articles in 2019 - 2020

  1.  "ARTYA -Artist of the year Award" given by Arttour International (New York- USA) - 2019 
                    
 
New York, December 13, 2019. - Artists of the Year Award Ceremony (1st photo: Nora together with Chief Curator of Arttour International, Ms. Viviana Puello, 2nd photo: Nora delivering her speech at the Award Ceremony, 3rd photo: The prestigious ARTYA Awards):
   
                
 
2. "Dear Nora,

 It is my pleasure to inform you that you were one of the finalists in the latest Artavita Online Contest.

1962 artists submitted 4791 works, and the judging was extremely difficult. I attach for you here your Finalist Certificate. 

My congratulations!

Thomas Tunberg, Director, Santa Barbara, CA 93111, USA"

                                           

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3. "Artist of the year Award" granted by CFA on January 2020 (Circle Foundation for Artists - Lyon, France)

"Dear Nora,

I am e-mailing you today regarding the results of the CFA Artist of the Year Award. We had a total of 668 participating artists and selecting the winners was not an easy task.  

It is a pleasure to let you know that your work 'Horse Carriage Ride In Winter' was selected for an Honorable Mention Award. For this we have prepared for you a unique Honorable Mention Certificate. A big congratulations on your important distinction in this competition!

Myrina T. Georgiou/Circle Foundation Director"/Circle Foundation for the Arts © Lyon"

                               

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        4. One can also read about my art in the "ARTtour International" Magazine's Fall Issue, 2019.

                          

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 An interview with MANO (ArtistInfo, Spring, 2019)

 

 

 

 

 

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 a lot and got tremendous inspiration from their works.

How have you developed your career? In the past decades I was invited to a number of exhibitions in collective with other painters and in solo, too. The first one took place during the Budapest Spring Festival in '87, 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, some times in the nature or to a less extent together with other artists in "painters’ camps".

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

In addition, l try to get my voice heard with the help of my paintings to support peace, protect "Mother Nature"  and the beautiful 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 characteristic 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? Hopefully, 2020 will see four major exhibitions where my works were invited to participate: The first one was initially to take place in the Italian Florence at Auditorium Al Duomo ("Arttour Top 60 Masters 2020") during late May. However, due to global pandemic this Award Ceremony and a related exhibition were postponed to September 12 at Rio Gallery Space in New York. Regrettably, another exhibition planned in Tokyo Bellesalle Roppongi during the 6th International Art Fair (June 5-6) was also postponed for the same reasons. I hope to attend another one in New York at Grimandi Art Gallery (August 26 – September 8). Last, but not least there are plans to organise a solo exhibition in The Gallery Steiner in the 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, among others, of my two big paintings (2 of the 13 pcs purchased by a museum in Hungary) one of them is based on a Finnish folk epos Kalevala.  This epic was later processed in the form of modern ballet, that inspired me.  The other one is based on Love in the time of Cholera, a famous novel by Columbian writer Gabriel Garcia Marques. Both artworks are montage-type of paintings deeply inspired by my favourite artist 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.

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British CreativePaper Art Magazine (digital and print versions) Issue 17 on pp. 66-69 offered an article about and some paintings by Nora Komoroczki  in March 2020. 

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The Lyon-based Circe Foundaton for the Arts named me "CFA Artist for April and May 2020"