"Ignoring actual trends, the paintings are inspired by social phenomena and nature. My works are images of inner memory. They create themselves through me."

Mermaid harvest, 2004 - Oil on canvas 190 x 150 cm

Self-taught artist from Hungary, Szilágyi Szilárd aka Silaro was born in 1959 in Siklós. Silaro is married with three children and has two grandchildren. His parents are teachers and his mother later trained to be a Psychologist. Silaro studied in Pécs, Hungary where he also spent his university years. He graduated in Law in 1983 and has been a private entrepreneur since 1992, running a family-owned business that produces wooden playground equipment. Besides his native Hungarian, Silaro speaks English and German and in his free time, he enjoys sports, fishing and cooking.

"It was during my university years that I began to take a serious interest in art. My first attempts were supported by Ferenc Lantos and Tihamér Gyarmathy. In my earlier period, I produced works that were thematic in character. Later my works became images of inner memories. They create themselves through me. I had several exhibitions in Pécs, and Budapest, Hungary. I also had the chance to show my paintings in McCann - Erickson Gallery and in Gallery Arietta, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, in Ader Tajan Auction House, Paris, France, and in Malmö, Sweden.

I have been a member of the Association of the Hungarian Artists since 1985. Ignoring actual trends, my pictures are inspired by nature and social phenomena. My paintings are made in different sizes and mixed techniques. Since my name was misprinted on a poster in Germany I have used Silaro as my artist-name."

Climate Protest, 2020 - Oil on wooden panel 85 x 150 cm
Wise, 2019 - Oil on wrapping paper 100 x 75 cm
Looking at the sky, 2018 - Oil on wooden panel 53 x 59 cm
Feeding of carnivorous plants, 2019 - Oil on canvas 130 x 106 cm

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