"I would like to end the introduction with a quote. The artist who surrenders himself to God, who truly acknowledges that his talent is a gift from above, he suddenly experiences, that God is starting to create from through it." - András Simon

Unit - Oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm

Marianna Balog aka "Mana" is a Hungarian artist who believes that artists play an important role in shaping a better future as they provide a link between heaven and earth.

"Painting is a means to show what is to be expressed through me. My works are mostly made in a meditative state."

Balog creates spontaneously and likes pure colors and different structures which allow her to express impulsivity, passion and freedom. Applying thick layers of paint on the canvas, the paintings become rich in texture and provide an intricate visual experience. Her work has been exhibited in Hungary, in England and in the USA.

Love - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Transparent - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Spring - Oil on canvas 120 x 140 cm
Sea - Oil on canvas 50 x 70 cm

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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