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Meet Anna Pakosz, Painter based in Budapest

© Anna Pakosz, Bathroom Selfie, 2020

© Anna Pakosz, Bathroom Selfie, 2020

“Women’s bodies and dancers inspire me.”

Name

Anna Pakosz

Profession

Artist

Website

annapakosz.com

© Anna Pakosz, 2021

© Anna Pakosz, 2021

 Where are you from?

Budapest, Hungary 

Your style in 3 words?

Figurative, Peeping, Body

Your weakness? Your strength?

weakness – my sensitivity can be a barrier sometimes. I can get super sensitive in social situations which affects my relationships.
strength – sometimes this sensitivity becomes a huge ball of energy that works like a magnet. It attracts everything I need or desire. That’s the upside of it :)

© Anna Pakosz, Balance, 2020

© Anna Pakosz, Balance, 2020

What makes you different?

I’m not sure if I’m different. Everyone has their own story. I think living four years in the Middle East in Tel Aviv shaped a lot on how I think and see the world and art.

When did you decide to become an artist?

“I never actually decided to become a painter.”

My brother was painting and I got very interested. So I was learning and painting as much as I could. Then people became interested in my work. So this is how. 

What do you find most fascinating about your work?

I love the simplicity around it. I’m trying not to overthink, just going with my intuition. I overthink many things in life, except for this. So far. 

© Anna Pakosz, Credo, 2021

© Anna Pakosz, Credo, 2021

A few words about your favourite creation?

I really loved my latest work I created for Lobenwein Gallery. I had to sum up 2020 in a painting. I love how it was challenging me in ways I wasn’t expecting. It was quite a journey. 

Someone else’s work that inspired or inspires you…

My teachers from Israel, Ronit Goldschmidt Marina Malamud and Gil Shani are amazing painters and inspired me a lot. I recently discovered Jason Line, and Shannon Cartier Lucy and I love their work. As an artist Pina Bausch is blowing my mind.

 Who would you like to work with someday and why?

I would like to work closely with professional dancers. Women’s bodies and dancers inspire me. I love to work with people where there is an exciting flow, chemistry. We started a project with my partner, I’m curious to see where it goes.

© Anna Pakosz, Celebrating my body, 2020

© Anna Pakosz, Celebrating my body, 2020

A new project coming up or an idea you want to work on?

Plenty. Many paintings in my head now, so I have to start to paint them out. Also we started an Atelier in Budapest with my brother which is a big project for us now. We host workshops weekly. I also organized artist retreats in the past which is something I would like to come back to work on in the future. 

Finish the sentence „More important than my career is…“

I like to look at life as creation, and the flow of this creation is important for me. I try to follow my intuition. By luck it leads me to this beautiful career, and I’m grateful for it. But it can lead me somewhere else as well, and it will be fine. 

© Anna Pakosz, Wedge, 2021

© Anna Pakosz, Wedge, 2021

2021: Where are we going?

A softer version of 2020?

When the going gets tough…

Meditate, cry, sing or dance. Better with friends.

Put on your future vision glasses: What direction is our generation moving in, what will our world look like in 50 years?

In my life I wonder about the future a lot, but I try to pull myself back to the present moment. I think this kind of mindfulness is a good compass. Always come back to the present and move from the here and now. I see this tendency in my generation a lot more than lets say in the previous one. I’m an optimist, but I know there are a lot of reasons to not be. 

© Anna Pakosz, Dance, 2020

© Anna Pakosz, Dance, 2020

What would you do if you could change the World?

I would make meditation part of our education system. This world would be a better place if everyone was at home with themselves firstly. And also dance! Everyone should dance more. For themselves, with friends at home or at parties.

If the universe is everything and it’s expanding, what is it expanding into?

NOISE 

Tell us about your future plans…

I’m looking forward to my first exhibition. I have many paintings in my head. Also I’m hoping to go back to Oaxaca, Mexico to paint in 2021.

Your city’s favourite spots?

I just moved back to Budapest. I love the Margaret Island which is a huge green island in the middle of the city. I love to hang in our studio Atelier Pakosz. And of course when I can I go to Lukács bath to relax. 

Last but not least: what is your favourite Song?

This changes every day twice. I listened to The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel 10 minutes ago, and it touched me deeply. Also anything from Queen is almost always a good idea.

One last statement please: „Wood or stone, gold or art?“

gold for art

Your #…?
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