Emőke Lőrincz is a visual artist, born in Havana, Cuba, currently living in Budapest, Hungary. She works as an art director – and she also paints.
Her paintings are a mixture of meaningful nostalgia and odd situations. She is inspired by memories both her own and those of others – and from old photos and pictures found on the internet. She places her often idealized, sometimes grotesque, puppet-like, introspective characters in intimate or uncomfortable situations.
The excitement of reproduction: she adds visual details to the barely visible features found on knick-knacks, sculptures, and blurry photos, and put them into new situations. A face from a sculpture is transplanted onto a body from a daguerreotype, figures and objects are thus transformed, born or reincarnated. The documented past is reimagined creating new memories.

Her painting is instinctive and spontaneous. Because the details are not pre-invented, the final result develops on the canvas, the picture evolves organically.

Only the nonexistent can stay unharmed; the transience crawls even into the imaginary world of the paintings.

#nostalgia #daguerreotype #humor #dollface #play #grotesk #mask #memories

Formal education and courses

2014 – Painting technics and theory, master: Csaba Kis Róka
2014 – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest – Mobile App UX Course
2012 – 2013 Secondary School of Visual Arts, Budapest, Adult Education
2012 – Traditional Asian Watercolor Painting – Chiang Mai, Panisa, master: Auxchanok Chirakul
1993 – 1998 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest – Bachelor and Master degree in Visual Communication and Graphic Design
1997 – Espoo-Vantaa Polytechnic, Vantaa, Finland – Visual Communication and Graphic Design
1990-1992 – School of Interior Decoration, Budapest – Degree in Decoration Design

Professional experience

2012- present – MOON42 – Art Director
2010-2012 Liligo – Art Director, Graphic and UI designer
2008-2010 – freelance graphic artist
2001-2008 – Mirai Interactive/Arcus Interactive Group – Art Director, Graphic and UI designer

Exhibitions and awards

2019 Winter Selection, Gallery ART&ME – Group Exhibition
2019 MÜÜSKA at Kare Design – Group exhibition
2018 Donating an oil painting to the annual XpatLoop Charity Auction to benefit UNICEF Hungary and Young People in Need Non-Profit Org.
2018 Gallery ART&ME – ACTA EST FABULA | The Game is Over – Solo exhibition
2016 "Hommage á Malonyai Dezső", Danube Palace, Budapest – Group exhibition
2010 Dr. Hepp Ferenc Elementary School, Békés – Building-painting Competition, 1st prize
1999 National Gallery, Budapest – Contemporary Hungarian Graphic Design and Typography – Group exhibition 1999 Olof Palme House, Budapest – National Biennale of Graphic Design – Group exhibition
1998 Gallery Tölgyfa, Budapest – Best Diplomas – Group exhibition
1998 Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle Budapest – “Posters” – Group exhibition
1997 Békéscsaba – National Biennale of Graphic Design – Group exhibition