The mastery of technique is essential in creating an artistic language convincing enough to allow me to adequately articulate my vision of reality. My primary subjects are people in their personal environment, urban scenes and architectural structures. My intention is to present, through my painting, a reality with a certain dreamlike quality and timelessness which transcends the conditions of modern life, namely, solitude and the anachronism of the subjects living in a world that evolves without them.
Joseph Bunkoczy was born in Szeged, Hungary, and spent his childhood in France from 1957 to 1968. In parallel with a career in Engineering, he pursued studies in Art and obtained a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts, studio and art history) from Concordia University in 1988. Since, he has been participating to different exhibitions, the most important of which are the following:
-Radio Canada, solo exhibition, 1987;
– Salon d’automne of the Cercle des Artistes Peintres du Québec, 1989 and 1990;
– Orford Art centre, exhibition solo, 1994;
– Montreal Women’s Art Association, group exhibitions, from 2002 to 2006. 1st prize of the jury in 2002 and honorable mention in 2005;
– Other group exhibitions in Montreal;
In 1989, some of his works are presented in an Art book by Guy Robert «Cent vingt du Cercle des Artistes Peintres du Québec», Iconia Publisher