Krisztián Tejfel is a Hungarian self-taught painter. Lives and work currently in Hungary. His painting is characterized by chaos and serenity, perfection and anomaly, balance and uncertainty, construction and deconstruction.
How did you get into art?
I've been involved in art all my life, it was natural and inevitable for me. I've gained experience from many places. I've done photography, film making and digital arts, so I've never felt disadvantaged by not studying painting, I think I've had a more complex path that I can use in painting.
How would you describe your style? What makes your art special?
My works are deep, internal researches, explorations aimed at developing myself. Experiments that don't work well in all cases, so they need to be constantly shaped and polished to achieve the acceptable results to me. My painting is characterized by chaos and serenity, perfection and anomaly, balance and uncertainty, construction and deconstruction. How do you go about developing your work?
I don't plan my paintings in advance, I prefer to let the feelings and the moment leave their mark on the canvas. That is why my works are constantly changing and evolving, in accordance with the flow of my life. I think it's not the works that needs to be developed, but our lives and how we live as artists; then the change in our works is inevitable as well. Sometimes I'm surprised by a piece of work and how they relate to each other, but I believe that at the end of the great complex process, all the pieces fall into place. I try not to limit myself, as that would mean the end of art.Who or what influences you?
At the moment I am most interested in Japanese minimalism, Japanese gardens, architecture and Wabi Sabi. I'm trying to slow down and get as close to nature as possible, so gardening is my biggest therapy at the moment, and it's having maximum effect on my work. I am also influenced by things around me, of course, like fashion or music, but travel is the most inspiring thing for me, as our personalities develop so much every time we travel.
What are you planning to do next?
I am currently working on several major projects. Soon new limited edition prints will be available on my website. I would like to have a large scale solo exhibition in Budapest in the near future.Instagram