"I try to make sculptures that become an experience for the viewer…For me Sculpture begins, when words run out." Csilla Varga
Csilla Varga's sculptures fundamentally create a timeless sense of elegance and refinement. Specialising in a number of sculptural and three dimensional techniques, from carving directly into stone and wood, through to sheet metal manipulation and cast Bronze and Aluminium sculptures, all of her work conveys a level of stylish confidence and maturity that would normally be associated with an artist of much greater years.
Born in 1975 in Hungary, her apparent level of understanding and self-assurance, not only for her materials and technique but in her methodology and approach to creating her work is apparent throughout. As Csilla puts it: "I try to achieve more levels of meaning, more possibilities of understanding. I would like to think about my works, as signs that people would remember in very important moments of their lives." She goes on to say, "…Something that would leave a mark on their soul… If my sculptures come to life differently for different people, bringing different meanings to it, I feel, I have succeeded."
As a figurative artist working with a variety of materials and specialist techniques, Varga selects the process and medium of creation to best reflect her hopes and desires for each piece. This helps her to visually explore and discover on a three dimensional level. She comments… "Choosing the right visual language for these questions is very important, because I believe that I need to bring these questions closer to the viewer." By allowing the natural attributes of her material and technique to guide her she seems to instinctively create series' of works which have a natural correlation with each other. The relationship between each work and so each series of works nourishes and strengthens her own artistic vision and path of self discovery.
For Varga the process of making the work becomes an important vehicle to explore and discover this. "My works are about trying to achieve quality in the technique and on a philosophical level. I feel that there are crucial questions in life, that need to be asked, and that there is a responsibility for artists to do that. I feel that I need to learn, experience and observe, before I can make a statement about anything. I need to be honest and coherent otherwise my work won't be authentic."
Born and raised in Hungary, Csilla Varga completed a degree in Fine Art and Literature from the University of Pecs, Hungary in 1995. Specialising in Sculpture, she subsequently completed a number of Sculpture courses in Hungary before moving to the UK and successfully completing a two year Postgraduate Diploma from the Heatherley School of Fine Art, London in 2002. Her work has been exhibited across the South of England and France and has participated in numerous group and one man exhibitions.
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