A Window into Self-Identity: Soma Bognar's Figurative Artistry

Artist Name
Soma Bognar
puplished on
June 5, 2023
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Soma Bognar

About the artist: 

Soma Bognar, a Brighton-based artist, is known for his thought-provoking paintings that capture the world through a comforting, yet somewhat grotesque lens.

His love of colour is undeniable – his palette is usually dominated by vivid colours, with occasional highly contrasting hues.

Bognar predominantly paints in acrylic; however he occasionally uses oil paint and other mediums.

His aesthetic choices are visceral rather than premeditated.

Through his loose and energetic brushstrokes, Bognar's work invites the observer to think about what it means to be human.

His paintings deal with impermanence, trauma and general struggles around self-identity.

His style has been impacted by a range of inspirations, including post-impressionism, folk art, books, and music.

Bognar has been included in a number of group exhibitions in recent years, in 2023 his work has been selected for the Summer Exhibition of Royal Academy of Arts.

Some of Bognar's works are held in private collections in the UK, Europe and USA. 

Images and text courtesy the artist.

Images below: 

Caption 1: Labyrinth | 40 cm x 50 cm | Acrylic on canvas 

Caption 2: Song Of The Lonely Tree | 30 cm x 30 cm | Acrylic on cotton rag 

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