Grief over virus deaths sets Hungarian artist on darker course


BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungarian artist Jozsef Szurcsik lost four of his friends in a matter of weeks to COVID-19 and the tremendous pain and grief he feels has transformed his art.

Hungarian artist Jozsef Szurcsik paints in his studio in Budapest, Hungary, June 17, 2020. Picture taken June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Szurcsik, who teaches at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and is one of the country’s top contemporary artists, has always tried to reflect on the relationship between the human soul and the landscape in his often surreal paintings.

He says his creative process has…


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