Friday, 28 February 2014
A young artist whose work is currently being exhibited at one of the Midlands’ biggest galleries has credited her former lecturers at the University of Worcester with broadening her horizons.
24 year-old Csilla Farkas, who is originally from Hungary, graduated with a degree in Illustration and Art & Design last year, and her work has since been selected to be exhibited as part of the New Art West Midlands project
The initiative – part of the Turning Point West Midlands project - will showcase the work of 24 recent art graduates at four venues across the region – in Birmingham at Grand Union, the Barber Institution of Fine Arts, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, where Csilla’s work is being exhibited, and in Wolverhampton at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
Having studied Maths, Physics and Chemistry in her native Hungary, Csilla says her decision to study Illustration and Art & Design at the University of Worcester was last minute, but one that she is delighted she made.
“I am very satisfied with my decision,” she says. “I enjoyed every second of my studies at the University – it was a very exciting period, as my lecturers introduced me to different fields of art, different artists and genres and a wide range of methods, which helped me to discover my way of working.
“My education in Worcester gave me a very good and extensive base.”
Csilla, who describes her work as ‘primitive and symbolic’ says that being selected for New Art West Midlands has given her a huge boost.
She explains: “Being recognised and selected to be a part of the exhibition has given me more confidence to continue working in this unpredictable but beautiful field.”
Csilla’s work is being displayed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery until May 18, and you can also view more of her work at http://csillafarkas.wordpress.com. For more information on New Art West Midlands, visit www.newartwestmidlands.org.