Reality and imagination as layers of color
Bela Balog was born in 1970 (Senta). He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. He considers himself primarily as a digital artist.
There is a strong visual language throughout the whole artworks that allows these pieces to be read as a timeline. Within each individual work there are multiple scenes layered into each other and showcase a passage of time that is expanded upon as we look throughout the entire series.
All his artworks are a process of a story, a plot. Stories that surround his narrower or wider environment. Sometimes it's a simple newspaper article or a photo inspired, but there are times when it's a literary work, a movie, or the streets around his residence, the riverside, or the people. Bela Balog's work mixes reality and imagination. Telling his pictures and also experiencing reality. Reality can also be displayed in the imagination. Its detailed image processing is in line with these considerations. It helps the viewer understand the tale, but also leaves an open door for everyone to experience their own imagination and reality. The goal of Bela Balog is clearly to grasp the point. His topics are therefore often about the most problematic things like death, loss, illness, domestic violence. But it displays the most beautiful things in life as well as birth, love, joy, beauty.
The common language of all these images is the color world of Bela Balog, which deliberately draws the attention of the viewers loudly.
Bela Balog's artworks have been shown in galleries and art magazines in many countries (USA, UK, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, etc.).