Tibor Lazar

Tibor Lazar

Senta, Vojvodina, Serbia

About Tibor Lazar

My work is closely connected to the region I live in and to its history. The period between the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century is considered to be one of the golden ages of the region. The most visible evidence of this period observed today can be found in architectural buildings (public buildings, churches and private residences) that remain. The evidence of these styles was not only visible on the outside of these buildings and homes. The decoration of the interior, the furniture and everyday personal items also reflected the inhabitants’ social status. Aside from masterpieces, one could also find paintings, tapestries, decorative items, utensils, etc., which would today be considered “kitsch,” as they were often the adapted versions and provincial transcriptions of works and items from larger cultural centres. I make allusions to pseudo-versions of these items in my work. My attitude toward them is complex. At times I treat them with melancholy by projecting utopian views of the past, the “good old days.” Anachronisms can also be found in my work. They are present with copious amounts of cynicism – many of the older pieces seem humorously naive. I place them in a contemporary frame, joining them to elements of pop- and street-art.

Education

2004-2008 Master of Fine Arts (Painting) Academy of Fine Art University of Novi Sad Novi Sad, Serbia


2006-2007 Postgraduate Studies in Fine Arts L'Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais Sierre, Switzerland


2000-2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts(Painting)Academy of Fine Art University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Museum of Senta, Senta, Serbia
2015 Gallery Forrás, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Gallery ULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia
2014 Than Memorial House, Bečej, Serbia
2013 Center for Hungarian Culture, Subotica, Serbia
2010 Museum of Senta, Senta, Serbia
2010 Krug Gallery, Becej, Serbia
2009 Albion, Guelph, Canada
2008 Gallery Ben Akiba, Novi Sad, Serbia
2008 Gallery Tableau, Novi Sad, Serbia
2007 Gallery Ben Akiba, Novi Sad, Serbia
2006 Gallery ULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia
2006 Gallery Ben Akiba, Novi Sad, Serbia
2005 Theatre of Subotica, Subotica, Serbia
2004 Art Clinique, Novi Sad, Serbia
2004 Cultural Cetre of Senta, Senta, Serbia
2001 Gallery of the group PAAD, Novi Becej, Serbia
1999 Gallery Sipos, Becej, Serbia


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 ART MARKET BUDAPEST – Millenaris cultural center, Budapest, Hungary
2015 ART MARKET BUDAPEST – Millenaris cultural center, Budapest, Hungary
2014 ART MARKET BUDAPEST – Millenaris cultural center, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Celebrating Hungarian Painting – Malom Gallery, Szentendre/Budapest, Hungary
2009 Refugee Rights Art Exhibition- Toronto City Hall, Toronto, Canada
2007 "Devenir animal"- Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
2007 Portraits – An exhibition of 11 contemporary Serbian Artist - Novi Sad/ Subotica, Serbia
2006 SWITCH - Budapest, Hungary
2005 Exhibition of new members - "SULUV" Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia
2005 Exhibition of awarded students of the final year - "PODRUM" Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia
2004 Exit festival - Novi Sad, Serbia
2004 Exhibition of perspective students of the final year -"ART KLINIKA" Gallery, Novi Sad, Serbia