Igor Prokop

Igor Prokop

Visegrad, Pest, Hungary

About Igor Prokop

Everything I do can be called a lifelong process of evolvement like everything at nature once evolved within a "natural order". My studies as well as my time as a teacher, but first of all my travels, have formed me. Like everyone I was created by the daily influences: my children, my friends, and all the surrounding social and personal problems. From this daily life originates my creative sense for responsibility: I feel responsible for our planet's imperfect looking future!

I sensed our Planet first of all visual, and connected my impressions with my strong interest for biology and my everlasting wish to travel. The urge to discover and the urge to create met at my soul. I traveled through many countries but how many did I not visit? I learned about the elemental, wild power of our oceans, the cradle of life itself. Then I became aware of the destruction by man. I saw the dead corals, the final extinction of uncounted creatures. At the small islands of the Pacific Ocean I became witness to the destruction of everything that should have been holy to us. These wonderful old and life giving reefs that we destroyed inspired me to formulate my feelings in order to oppose the destruction.

I traveled further: New Zealand, Australia, and America with its unique New York. I traveled through the old Europe that is connected with my soul and through the hot Africa with its hard but nevertheless human way of life. Indonesia with her unlimited sources of artists and wonders of nature helped me to understand our world, as did the drop of river water under my microscope - or the body of the ant, the blade of grass?all these systems and impressions go through the filter of my brain and everything flows further into my heart and my hands: the forms, the colors, and the connections.

Is the blade of grass with its efficiency not superior to any machine?
And what kind of wonder is the human being?

23000 breaths does he take each day, and he needs so many liters of pure water - pure water from his small habitat within our universe. You should think that this habitat would be perfect for him.

We are all tiny parts within the great, unbelievable and after all not understandable system. Every detail within this system is important, both in the physic as well as in the psychic world. Errors of the system (like my diseases) let me reflect about the connections within the system. Everything is connected - nothing is meaningless. It does matter how you live, what you create, if you are going to have children, and what you are going to leave to them and their children as well. It does matter how much enlightenment you achieve!

Every one of us has his own inner world made out of experience and personal learning within the system.

I want to preserve the past and to design the future.

I want to protect the universal systems and I would like to protect the teachings of those that have thought me everything: The ?Organon? by Aristoteles, Holbach, "On the road" by Kerouac, Jack London, Arnold Gehlen, Stephen Hawking and several other teachers from art, music, history and even from the internet. They all became guides on my way.

Our world permits no further mistakes. United mankind can solve its problems. We must work together! This is my final goal, the inspiration for my pictures: To create tolerant, creative and cooperative systems that are heading toward a spiritual unity. Everyone must learn and teach at his realm, everyone must learn to work together with the power of art. For it is only possible to compare the power of art to that of nature herself. - I.J. Prokop -


Prokop Igor Jenő

Curriculum vitae
He was born in Budapest in 1953. He graduated from the Teacher Training College in Eger as a teacher of Biology and drawing in 1978. He studied Biology at József Attila University of Arts between 1981 and 1983 in Szeged, then philosophy in 1984 in Budapest, film aesthetics in 1987 and between 1991 and 1993 he studied design at the University of Applied Arts. He studied and worked in New York, Heidelberg, Auckland and several other places of the world. Besides painting and drawing he has worked with glass as well for 20 years. The artist has gone through the phases of making lead-glass and tiffany. Fusing glass is the result of a more advanced technology. The process goes like this: the elements of glass coloured in the material are faceted with diamond burnishers and these pieces are melted together horizontally and vertically like a mosaic. The surfaces, panels and pictures reflect the natural forms seen during the author's trips through the eyes of a biologist-artist.
His trips:
- 1984 Cuba
- 1985 Mongolia, Caucasus
- 1989 USA, New York and Walhalla
- 1993 Germany, Heidelberg
- 1995 France, Paris
- 1996 Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Polinesia, USA
- 1997 Ireland, Scotland
- 1998 Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, USA
- 1999 Ireland, Portugal, Madeira
- 2000 Florida, Canada,

Education

Art and Biology
philosophy
design manager
Film aesthetic
Biology
Dentist technic
Teacher

Events

LONDON Art Biennale 2015
London Art Biennale
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Winners 2015

European Confederation of Art Critics Award

1. Lidia Russo (Italy)
2. Jianhui Ren (Singapore)
3. Igor Prokop (Hungary)

Igor Eugen Prokop
Exhibitions:



2015 - England, London Chelsea Town Hall Januar 20 -25 London Art Biennale
2015 - Italy, Chianciano Terme, Gallery Museo D’Arte Biennale September 5 - 13
2015 - Italy, Milano,Open Art Milano December 01 - 07
2016 - China, Beijing, Art Fair Beijing September 1 – 4
2016 - Germany, Munich, Kunstforum Arabellapark „Portraits” 2016 Nov. 18 – Jan. 13 2017
2016 - Italy, Milano, CCBA December 1 – 10
2016 - USA, Miami Artbox Project , The Artbox Gallery December 1 – 4.
2017 - Germany, Berlin, Art Center Berlin „Nature, Land Life” 27.04.- 21.05.2017
2017 - Switzerland, Art Basel Week The Artbox Project Basel 1.0 14.06. – 18.06. 2017
2017 - Hungary, Kecskemét, Gallery College GAMF, 06.24. – 07.10.2017
2017 - France, Lyon Inne’ Art Gallery 11.07. 2017 – 11.07.2018
2017 - Italy, 57 th Venice Art Biennale – Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi „ Consciousness-Anima Mundi”
13.07 – 03.09.
2017 - Italy, Chianchiano Expo „ Creative Connotations” 02.08. – 27.08.2017
2017 - China, Liaoning World Art Museum a Dalian Dalian’ Art 2017 15.08. – 15.10.2017
2017 - China, Beijing 20 th Beijing Art Exposition China International Exibition Center 31.08.
– 03.09.2017
2017 - Italy, Florence, XI. Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso „eARTh – Creativity
Sustainability” 06.10. - 15.10.2017
2017 - Italy, Mantova International Biennale of Contemporary Art , Gonzaga Museum
04.11. – 10.11.2017
2017 - United Arab Emirates, Dubai „The Global Art Award” Armani Hotel Dubai 17.11.2017.
2018 – France, Paris, Contemporary Art Fair Art 3f Paris 26.-28. january 2018.
2018 – Denmark, Copenhagen, Art Nordic Artfair 20.-22. april 2018.


Exhibitions

1994 - Germany, Heidelberg, Gallery Eye and Art, February 4 – March 22 „ZX 2732”
1995 – Hungary, Budapest, VAM Design Center
1996 – Hungary, Kecskemét, Gallery College GAMF, December 6 –20 „ Dream Time
Travel”
1998 - Austria ,Salzburg, University of Salzburg,Gallery „Sala Terrana” May 23 – June 12
„ Ozean, Land, Leben”
2000 – Hungary, Debrecen, Gallery Izatom – Art , December 10 - 20
2001 – Hungary, Visegrad, Gallery Prokop, June 23 – September 23
2001 – Hungary, Eger, Gallery Egri Est Cafe ,July 27 – August 27

2003 – Austria, St. Pölten, Gallery Landhaus, September 3 –27
2005 – Hungary, Budapest, Gallery Art and Design , November 19 –December 20 „ 9 Years –
9 Road in NZ”
2006 – Germany, Berlin, Gallery Art-Center Berlin Friedrichstraße, September 14 – October
2006 – Germany, Berlin Gallery Art-Center Berlin, Ocober 10 –December 10
„Ozean-Land-Leben”
2007 – Austria, Vienna, Gallery Sonorys, August 17 – December 13 „Art to Help”
2007 – Austria, Vienna, jma Gallery, September 25 – October 25 „Art for All”
2007 – Luxembourg – Kirchberg, Luxexpo S. A., October 13 -21 „Nude”
2007 – Hungary, Kecskemét, Gallery College GAMF , May 3 –31 „ Global Warm –
- Vanuatu”
2008 - Germany, Berlin, Gallery Art-Center Berlin Friedrichstraße
2008 - Canada, Montreal,Gallery Gora, May 27 –June 14
2008 - England Cambridge EE Fine Art Galéria
2008 – Russia, Saint –Petersburg, Central Exibition Hall of St.-Petersburg „Manage”
„VI International Festival of Experimental Art”
2008 - Hungary, Budapest, Gallery VAM Art Design , May 26 –June 26
2009 –England, Cambridge, Grafton Center, March 4 –March 21 „ Art Plus Sience”
2009 – Italy, Chianciano Terme , Gallery Museo D’Arte, September 13 –27 Biennale
2009 - Hungary, Kecskemét, Gallery College GAMF, May 27- June 27, „GOD’s Lifetree”
2010 - Hungary Budapest
2010 - Hungary Kecskemét
2010 - Germany Göppingen, Gallery Christophsbad September 16 – November 11
2010 - USA Chelsea, ,New York Agora Gallery July 23 –August 13 „ Portal to Enigma”
2011 - Austria Salzburg, Gallery Art Garage April 16 –26 „ Culture Shock „
2011 – Austria Vienna Euro-Asian Art Center June 29- July 30„Flying Cock with Wet Pussy”
2011 - Italy Chianciano Terme Gallery Museo D’Arte Biennale September 17 –24
2011 – Italy Siena Siena Art Institute September 22 –October 28 „Drawing Connections”
2011 - Hungary Szeged University of Szeged October 20 -22.
2011 - Hungary Budapest Gallery Melange November 3 -13
2012 – England London Gagliardi Gallery April 27 – May 5
2013 - Canada Toronto Studio Vogue Gallery March 6 – 23 „ Harmony in Diversity”
2013 - Luxembourg Cultureinside Gallery March 7 – ápril 15 „Animalia”
2013 - England London Chelsea Town Hall Januar 23 -26 London Art Biennale
2013 – Brasilia UBA ART Festival September 5 -15
2013 - Italy Chianciano Terme Gallery Museo D’Arte Biennale September 7 - 14
2013 - Canada Toronto Studio Vogue Gallery October 9-26 „ Interplay”
2014 - Germany Munich Gallery ArtNations March 1 – 9 „Elements of Nature
2014 - Luxembourg Cultureinside Gallery „Order and Disorder”March 27
2014 - Germany Munich Gallery ArtNations April 30 – May 11 „Mein Fukushima”
2014 - Monaco, Monaco Grimaldi Forum, ArtMonaco April 24-27
2014 - Italy Milano Associazione Culturale Open Art December 3 -10
2014 - England London Gagliardi Gallery September 19 – 26
2014 - Germany, Berlin, Art Center Berlin, October 25 - "Berlin wir lieben Dich"
2015 - England London Chelsea Town Hall Januar 20 -25 London Art Biennale
2015 - Italy Chianciano Terme Gallery Museo D’Arte Biennale September 5 - 13
2015 - Italy Milano Open Art Milano December 01-07.
2016 - China Art Fair Beijing September 1 – 4
2016 - Germany Munich Kunstforum Arabellapark Munich „Portraits” 2016 November 18 – 2017 January 13
2016 - Italy Milano CCBA December 1 – 10
2016 - USA, Miami Artbox Project , The Artbox Gallery December 1 – 4.
2017 - Germany, Berlin, Art Center Berlin „Nature, Land Life” 27.04.- 21.05.2017
2017 - Switzerland, Art Basel Week The Artbox Project Basel
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