Hungarian artist Júlia Végh is known for her powerful figurative paintings that take a confident twist on contemporary culture, society and everyday surroundings. Through Végh’s work viewers can dive into a world that encompasses expressive bold brush strokes and small details – traits that define her art, creating an original, recognisable style. Frequently working in series, and often picking up on topics of the media and politics, Végh plays with figures and abstract forms, the past and present, reality and the imaginary – vast subjects that resurface through her works, allowing for a subtle degree of dissonance, and for the chance to perceive an underlying vision.
Born in 1990 in Budapest, Hungary, Végh graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE) in 2016 and during her degree, she studied abroad in Spain at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV).
Art prizes Végh has won include ‘The Universal Sea – Pure or Plastic?‘ Art Prize (2018), initiated by the Institute for Art and Innovation (Berlin, Germany); the ESSL Art Award CEE (2015); and she was also awarded the Art Prize of the Barcsay Jenő Foundation of Fine Art (2014) and the prestigious scholarship of the Barcsay Award (2012).
Végh’s artwork has been selected to be included in various collections, including the Hamu és Gyémánt Collection, Kepesita Art Collection, the Imago Mundi Collection by Luciano Benetton (IT) and the corporate collections of Unicredit Bank and OTP Bank.
Group exhibitions include those organized by ESSL Museum (Klosterneuburg), Rochester Contemporary Art Center (New York), Whiteconcept Gallery (Berlin), Brody Studios (London) and Art Market Budapest (Budapest).
Júlia lives and works in Budapest.