El Kazovszkij

1950Saint Petersburg, Russia | 2008Budapest, Hungary
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Hungarian visual artist.

After studying in Budapest, El Kazovszkij began her career in the 1970s, and developed her own mythological world throughout her life. Not only a painter, she also created shows (public performances) and theatre sets. Her life and her universe were both directed by metaphorical reflection, each influencing the other. In her work, themes and motifs are always organised around the same archaic Greek topoi. Her creations are not usually narrative based, even when they seem to be placed within a setting, such as Desert, Sandbox or Small Purgatory, representing Venus, the Fates, cypress trees, mountains and monuments, including her iconographic self-portrait, the dog.

She used strong contours and vivid colours. The figures are often connected by cords that symbolise their interrelations. “At the end of the 1970s she organised a series of plays Dzsan Panopticon in which she mixed traditional aspects of painting and sculpture with movement, text and music with the desire of objectivity and provocation that opposed the personal and impersonal,” wrote Mária Molnár.

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Judit Faludy

Translated from the French by Katia Porro.

From the Dictionnaire universel des créatrices
© 2013 Des femmes – Antoinette Fouque
© Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions
El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Animal au théâtre, undated, pencil and felt tip pen on paper, 55 x 69.3 cm, El Kazovszkij Alapítvány Museum

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Balance dorée II, 1997, oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm, private collection

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Balance dorée, undated, oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, Collection Szalóky Budapest

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Dialogue interne sur les sept idoles, undated, collage on paper, 45.5 x 29.5 cm, private collection

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Dripping Venus XI (Excavations), 1994, oil on canvas, 180 x 160.5 cm, Hungarian National Gallery

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Mountains with sirens, 1994, oil on woodpanel, 59 x 79 cm, private collection

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Autoportrait en continu, undated, oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm, Collection Szalóky Budapest

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Oedipus with Winged Fish, 1989, feather, wooden, string, oil, brick, plastic, wall distemper, ribbon, 268 x 50 x 50 cm, Hungarian National Gallery

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Pyramide Egi es foldi III, 2007, oil on canvas, 100 x 70 cm, El Kazovszkij Alapítvány Museum Budapest

El Kazovszkij — AWARE Women artists / Femmes artistes

El Kazovszkij, Stations du désert XXI, undated, felt, paper, tempera, 33 x 24 cm, El Kazovszkij Alapítvány Museum

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