Born in 1976 in Marosvásárhely / Tirgu Mures, Transylvania, Romania Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary


1995-2001 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, painting department, Budapest, Hungary
1990-1994 High School of Fine Art and Craft, Tg-Mures –Transylvania, Romania

List of Bibliographies

  • Klára Hudra — Altárna, Balkon 2012/06

  • Katalin Kopin — Sándor Szász’ Dissolving Landscapes, Flash Art 2012/7-8

  • László Hemrik — Drowned Memory, ÉS — 2012/06/15

  • Klára Hudra – The first 30 Years, Új Művészet, 2012/1

  • Dr. Máriás — Divine Kitsch, ÉS /2008/06/06

  • Alexa Csizmadia — It is the Water Rules,

  • Endre Lehel Paksi — Sándor Szász’ exhibition,

  • Zoltán Somhegyi — Mountaineering inside, Balkon 2007/9

  • Márta Kovalovszky — Upon the Mountain in Solar Eclipse, ÉS 2007/06/22

  • Brigitta Muladi — Balkon, 2006/4

  • Csaba Kozák — ÉS, 2006/05-12

  • László Hemrik — Műértő, 2006/5

  • Katalin Keserü — Fear and Freedom, Új Művészet 2006/2

  • Tihamér Novotny — Inner Lakes, Új Forrás 2004/4



Solo​ ​and​ ​Duo​ ​Exhibitions 

2020 Kálman Makláry Gallery “Twilight of Mages”; 2018  Michael​ ​Schultz​ ​Gallery,​ ​Berlin,​ ​DE  “Memory​ ​as​ ​Identity”;​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Arts,​ ​Tianjin,​ ​China; 2017   “This​ ​Game​ ​has​ ​No​ ​NAME”​ ​(with​ ​Crocodile​ ​Power)​ ​Triumph​ ​Gallery,​ ​Moscow,​ ​RU;  “The​ ​Dawn​ ​After​ ​Yesterday”,​ ​The​ ​Concept​ ​Space,​ ​London,​ ​GB;  2016   “Chamber​ ​of​ ​Secrets”,​ ​Mobius​ ​Gallery,​ ​Bucharest,​ ​RO;  2015   “The​ ​Utopian​ ​Delusion”,​ ​Michael​ ​Schultz​ ​Contemporary,​ ​Berlin,​ ​DE;  “Unmoving​ ​Targets,​ ​Unmoving​ ​Time”,​ ​Nevan​ ​Contempo,​ ​Prague,​ ​CZ;  2013   “Framing​ ​Chronology”​ ​(with​ ​Levente​ ​Herman),​ ​Zorzini​ ​Gallery,​ ​Bucharest,​ ​RO;  2012   “Subshaft”,​ ​Nest​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2008   “Swirly​ ​Chamber”,​ ​Dovin​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2007   Nest​ ​Gallery,​ ​Herman​ ​hall,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2006   “Moonpassage”,​ ​Dovin​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2005   Museum​ ​of​ ​Szentendre,​ ​Szentendre,​ ​HU;  Nest​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2004   AEGON​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2003   MAMŰ​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU 


Selected​ ​Group​ ​Exhibitions 

2020 Zero Edge / Shift Europe A; NB Galeri, Viborg, DK “WAOU”; Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU “ARTONOMY”; NB Galeri, Viborg, DK “Contemporary Human”;  2018  Art​ ​Market​ ​Budapest,​ ​Nevan​ ​Contempo​ ​Gallery,​ ​Prague,​ ​CZ;  “New​ ​Black​ ​Romanticism”,​ ​Galerie​ ​der​ ​Stadt​ ​Backnang,​ ​DE;  “New​ ​Black​ ​Romanticism”,​ ​Künstlerhaus​ ​Palais​ ​Thurn​ ​und​ ​Taxis​ ​Bregenz,​ ​DE;  “New​ ​Black​ ​Romanticism”,​ ​Topicuv​ ​Salon,​ ​Prague,​ ​CZ;  2017   “New​ ​Black​ ​Romanticism”,​ ​Kunsthause​ ​Bethanien,​ ​Berlin,​ ​DE;  “New​ ​Black​ ​Romanticism”,​ ​StadtGalerie,​ ​Kiel,​ ​DE;  “New​ ​Black​ ​Romanticism”,​ ​National​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Art,​ ​Bucharest,​ ​RO;  2016  “Harbour​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Heart”,​ ​Sanya,​ ​Hainan,​ ​China  “Gardens​ ​and​ ​Ateliers”,​ ​Kunsthalle,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  First​ ​Silk​ ​Road​ ​International​ ​CulturalExpo,​ ​Dunhuang-Gansu,​ ​China  Art​ ​Karlsruhe,​ ​Michael​ ​Schultz​ ​Gallery,​ ​Berlin,​ ​DE;  “Extension.Ro”,​ ​Triumph​ ​Gallery,​ ​Moscow,​ ​RU;  2014   “Perceptual​ ​Hypotheses”,​ ​MAMŰ​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2013   “Budapest​ ​Tales”,​ ​Sheublein​ ​Fine​ ​Art,​ ​Zurich,​ ​CH  “ZONE,​ ​MODEM”,​ ​Modern​ ​and​ ​Contemporary​ ​Art​ ​Centre,​ ​Debrecen,​ ​HU;  “2012​ ​47°4’0”NORTH,​ ​22°25’0”EAST”,​ ​MAMŰ​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “Radiospective/nuclear​ ​art”,​ ​Studio​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest​ ​,​ ​HU;  2011   “30​ ​years​ ​old”,​ ​Nest​ ​Gallery​ ​-​ ​Nest​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “Our​ ​pictures​ ​2”,​ ​GyIM​ ​House,​ ​Gödöllő,​ ​HU;  2010   Alesd​ ​Workshop​ ​-​ ​REÖK​ ​Palace,​ ​Szeged,​ ​HU;  “Our​ ​Picture”,​ ​Pelikán​ ​Gallery,​ ​Székesfehérvár,​ ​HU;  KOGART​ ​Contemporary​ ​Collection,​ ​KOGART​ ​House,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “Derkovits​ ​Stipends”,​ ​Ernst​ ​Museum,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU; “PLÉDEN​ ​–XIII.​ ​Alesd​ ​Workshop”,​ ​MAMŰ​ ​Gallery,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2009   “Derkovits​ ​stipends”,​ ​Ernst​ ​Museum,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  2008   “15​ ​Hungarian​ ​and​ ​Romanian​ ​Painters”,​ ​Plan​ ​B​ ​Gallery,​ ​Cluj​ ​Napoca,​ ​RO;  “XII.​ ​Alesd​ ​Workshop”,​ ​Alesd​ ​Studios​ ​-​ ​B55​ ​Gallery​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “Derkovits​ ​Stipends”,​ ​Collegium​ ​Hungaricum,​ ​Vienna,​ ​AT;  “Derkovits​ ​Stipends”,​ ​Ernst​ ​Museum,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “Penalty​ ​-​ ​Alesd​ ​Workshop”,​ ​Modern​ ​Museum​ ​of​ ​Szombathely,​ ​HU;  2007   “XI.​ ​Alesd​ ​Workshop”,​ ​B55​ ​Gallery​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “The​ ​Informality​ ​of​ ​Painting”,​ ​Ernst​ ​Museum,​ ​Budapest,​ ​HU;  “Hungarian​ ​Galleries:​ ​Dovin”,​ ​Hungarian​ ​Institute,​ ​Brussels,​ ​BE;  “Derkovits​ ​Stipends”,​ ​Hungarian​ ​Institute,​ ​Brussels,​ ​BE;  2006   “Turn​ ​Curtain​ ​Project”,​ ​Miami​ ​Beach,​ ​Florida,​ ​USA  “10​ ​Years​ ​of​ ​Strabag​ ​Painting​ ​Prize”,​ ​Ludwig​ ​Contemporary​ ​Art​ ​Museum,  Budapest,​ ​HU  Alesd​ ​Workshop,​ ​EU​ ​Parliament,​ ​Strasbourg,​ ​FR 


Art Fairs

BRAFA Art Fair (with Kálman Makláry Gallery, Budapest, Hu);
Antic and ArtFair (with Kálman Makláry Gallery, Budapest, Hu);
Art Karlsruhe (with Michael Schultz Gallery, DE);
Antic and ArtFair, (with Kálman Makláry Gallery, Budapest, Hu);

Art​ ​Market​ ​Budapest (with ​Nevan​ ​Contempo​ ​Gallery,​ ​Prague,​ ​CZ));


Artist Statement

My practice explores the notion of identity, perception and power structures within social fabric, which I continuously revisit from a different perspectives and medium in search of a truth. Open to the many questions posed by that quest and possibility of many truths.

Investigating the stages and chaotic relationship between of humans and nature – that self-destructive force, with ruins serving as a metaphor for survival; the landscape is just as much an image of the sub-conscience as it is a reflection of the existing power struggles.

Pushing the boundaries of the classical painting style and tradition of the art academy, my practice has been informed by the works of Hieronymous Bosch, Francis Bacon, the films by Andrei Tarkovsky and David Lynch, and science-fiction novels including Isaac Asimov’s science fiction book series trilogy Foundation. Combining imagery from the past and the present to create a surrealist vision of the future in which I raise questions about the future consequences of a series of decisions from the past and immediate present – a manifestation of individual memories to create a surrealist future.

Although technique is influenced by classical painting style, various images of recent history and popular culture aid the diverse interpretations and contemporary representation in my practice with references to cinema and architecture.

In my approach to every series or body of work, form, essence and space continue to be is key and the intersections of these elements. Particular attention given to the figures who usually have no identity and existing in the surrounding landscape or seascape of ruin and narrative. The languages of figurative painting is extensively evident as anchor point an serve a strong narrative function in works that may be seen as semi-abstract.

Though a few motifs and symbols have been central and recur in recent works over the years, they serve as a reminder of ever present memory and power structures, however, they serve a distinct function in my investigation and visual language in the series in which they appear.

© Sandor Szasz 2021. Courtesy of Sandor Szasz Studio

Awards / Prizes / Stipends

Hungarian Academy of Arts Stipend


Stipends of Hungarian Academy in Rome


Derkovits Stipend


Barcsay painting Prize


Stipend of City Council Budapest


Strabag Painting Prize

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