Márta Kucsora

Márta Kucsora

Márta Kucsora takes inspiration from the vast diversity which nature has to offer. Her work reflects the micro and macro environment with an enhanced abstract visual language, introducing technical change. Kucsora eliminates her own touch upon the picture surface as she allows the drips and streams of paint to flow naturally on the canvas, with varying densities. The gravitational pull induces movement, converting the paint into the active agent. The final image forms itself organically as the dissimilar compounds interact, which development is parallel to the way natural occurrences are born. As the processes Kucsora follows avoid any hint of direct representation or theme, the end results are widely open for individual interpretation.

The methods Márta Kucsora employs evoke the likes of notable artists who pushed the boundaries of conventional painting styles, such as Simon Hantai, the father of the so called ‘pliage’ technique, which relies on the multiple imprints of chance, displaying the absence and presence of forms. Her Plantagram series is clearly suggestive of the legacy of photogram, developed by László Moholy-Nagy, leaving the beholder with the ghostly traces of the biosphere’s residues.

Márta Kucsora’s work has been featured in museum shows both domestically and internationally, such as Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholyat 21 Century Museum in Luisville, Kentucky and Time of Painting at the National Gallery, Budapest, Traditional Techniques, Kunsthalle Budapest. She extensively exhibited in gallery shows, her major solo shows were Viscosity at The Concept Space, London, Wasserspharen at Galerie Ucher, Cologne, Plantagram at Klettgau Galerie, Germany.

Márta Kucsora (b. 1979 Szeged) studied painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (BFA, MFA), and the Montclair State University, New Jersey (MFA). She lives and works in Budapest.



2005-2006 • Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey, USA

1997-2002 • Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary


Solo Exhibitions  

2017 • Viscosity, The Concept Space, London, UK

2015 • Lumina, Alludo Room Gallery, Jochberg, Austria

2014 • Plantagram, Klettgau Galerie, Klettgau-Griessen, Germany

2013 • Fluidum, Rayment Art Project, München, Germany

2011 • Fluidum, Gallery B55, Budapest, Hungary

2011 • Trans silvanius, Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary

2009 • Wasserspharen | Water Spheres, Galerie Ucher, Cologne, Germany

2009 • Fluten | Floods, Pumpwerk, Siegburg, Germany

2009 • Foreshore, Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary

2008 • Flow Art, with Suzan Woodruff, Art Factory Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2006 • Flumen, Red Saw Gallery, Newark, New Jersey, USA


Group exhibitions

2015 • Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholy, 21 C Museum, Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

2015 • Traditional techniques, new genre and stylistic phenomena 2005-2015, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

2014 • Surrealität | Surreality, Galerie Reichlin, Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland

2014 • Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholy, 21 C Museum, Cincinnati, Switzerland

2013 • Stuttgart One, with Galerie Robert Weber, Stuttgart, Germany

2013 • Wasserwelten | Water Worlds, Galerie Reichlin, Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland

2012 • Blue: Matter, Mood and Melancholy, 21 C Museum, Luisville, Kentucky

2012 • Day of Painting, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2010 • Naturaleza y Asfalto, Galeria Urbana, Las Águilas, Mexico

2009 • Résumé, 20 Jahre Galerie Ucher | 20 Years od Ucher Gallery, Galerie Ucher, Cologne, Germany

2009 • Beauty and Approach, Csikász Gallery, Veszprém, Hungary

2008 • Painting Today, REÖK Palace, Szeged, Hungary

2008 • Eleven. Kunsthalle, Szombathely, Hungary

2007 • Time of Painting – Tradition Reinterpreted, National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2007 • Direct Pictures, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary


Art Fairs

2017 • Masterpiece London, Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, London, UK

2016 • ART Innsbruck, Alludo Room Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria

2016 • Affordable Art Fair, Alludo Room Gallery, Milan, Italy

2015 • Viennafair, Budapest Art Factory, Vienna, Austria

2014 • Art Market Budapest, Galerie Martin Mertens, Budapest, Hungary

2013 • Art Market Budapest, Erdész Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2012 • Art Market Budapest, Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary

2008 • Bridge Art Fair, Art Factory Gallery, Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, USA

2008 • Budapest Art Fair, Art Factory Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2008 • Art Now Fair, Art Factory Gallery, New York, New York, USA