ABOUT KITTI GEBLER
She is a painter and artisan jewelry designer from Hungary
She graduated in art in 1993 from the prestigious Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, where she studied textile and fashion design, and in 1997 she obtained a master's degree there. She later turned to interior design and earned a master's degree.
She began to feel that the applied genre gave relatively little space for maneuver to the individual's manifestations, so she began to take the practice of painting more seriously a few years ago. For her, the narrative of self-expression manifested itself in painting, but she did not completely let go of the world of design, she designs jewelry and fashion accessories.
For me, jewelry making is a meditative hobby that forms a bridge between myself as a former fashion designer and the present. This activity of mine is a kind of pleasure and recreation, and I believe that my handmade jewelry will find its owners who have similar values and vision to art as myself.
Kitti studied painting technique, professional and theoretical studies in the studio of Csaba Kis Róka, an internationally renowned painter. Since 2020, She has participated in many Hungarian and international exhibitions, festivals and art markets.
At the heart of her painting program is people. It reflects on social and sociological differences, environmental and cultural phenomena.
At first, She dissected the factors influencing the development of personality, the system of socialization and human interactions. She sought to pinpoint the factors affecting the psyche, which resulted in expressive figurative painting solutions.
More recently, the criteria for the narrative depiction of people She has designated have begun to blur, and more and more indicative, abstract painting elements appear in her paintings. Her theme is characterized by the same figural, people-centered approach, but the picturesque mode of expression is beginning to change direction in a reduced, more abstract, direction.
I am looking for the frontier in a world without real physical characteristics, where, moving away from classical modes of representation, the abstract form still retains its figurative, human character.
She mostly uses oil paint and acrylic as her painting medium. It also strives for simplicity in material handling. She does not use thick, impasto layers, it builds its images from thinner or glazed layers, taking advantage of the possibilities offered by possible optical color mixing.
In painting mode, the figures are easy to fill in, usually in few colors, following the formal directions, most of the time it captures a more dynamic, inter-movement state.
Ars Longa Project
In 2020, she created the Ars Longa Project, a non-profit arts organization. The aim of the Project is to provide support to early-stage painters who started painting later in their lives. They are painters who have a high level of professionalism but do not belong to young emerging artists, but they are not able to join mature artists of a similar age as they are career starters. We want to help them with exhibition opportunities, selling and promoting their works.
Lacuna Festival 2022. -Canaries, Spain
Hungarikon 2022. - Budapest, Hungary
III. International Digital Triennial 2021.- Szekszárd, Hungary
Lacuna Festival 2021. -Canaries, Spain
36. Spring Exhibition 2021. - Salgótarján Dornyay Béla Museum
Hungarian Circus Art Museum Collection - Visegrád Artship Event 2021
Art Camp Butterfly Effect 2021.- Visegrád, Hungary
Godot Art Fair 2020. - Godot Institute of Contemporary Art, Budapest
Autumn Exhibition 2020 - Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History, Győr
Genius loci - Fine Art Exhibition Óbuda 2020.- Gallery Umbrella, Budapest
Winter Exhibition 2020. - Gallery Miskolc, Miskolc
Women's (un)Realities 2020 - Gallery MAX, Budapest
XpatLoop Charity Auction to benefit UNICEF Hungary and Young People in Need Non-Profit Org. 2018 - Budapest