He was born on February 15, 1958 in Zalaegerszeg. In 1976 he graduated from the ceramics department of the Pécs Secondary School of Art. He graduated at the Hungarian College of Fine Arts in 1986 with a degree in sculpture, and his master was sculptor József Somogyi. Until 1987, he was a master’s student at the institution. He has been a member of the Arts Foundation (MAOE) since 1986, the Studio of Young Artists from 1986-87, and the Zala’Art Association from 1987-92. Since 1994 he has been a teacher at the Ady Endre Art Primary School and Grammar School in Zalaegerszeg. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Showcase Association of Fine and Applied Arts.

“Throughout my career, the defining inspiration motif, the main theme is man, I often cite great figures in art history, or different life situations and relationships. These sculptural, spatial, mass propositions inspire newer and newer solutions, and in a figurative sense they expand into series that are not strictly construed.”

“An important element of the creative process is that I can carry out my work in my own workshop, cast in bronze. The preparations and technology of the wax-loss bronze casting process become another source and opportunity in the realization of the sculptures.”

Ferenc Farkas
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