Marietta Varga was born in Hungary. She completed her studies, BA in Photography at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design between 2013-2016. Currently living and working in Budapest.
Her visual world is described as simple and clean, balanced with precisely directed compositions.
Her sensitivity in the use of colours and spatial awareness help to create the unique atmosphere of her visual world. Her pictures often have strong symbolism where the viewers can find themselves in a strange surreal dream.

"Marietta's tightly geometric, extremely special colors, occasionally surreal, sometimes lyrically sophisticated or dreamlike artwork exploded into the world of photography in just a few months. There is a level of awareness, sophistication and creativity in the pastel colors of the series and the associations between the colors that can only be known from Almodovar's or Wes Anderson's films. All this unique use of colors encounters another major theme of the artist, that analyzes the details of architectural structures, built surfaces and spatial relationships of tight geometric compositions while placing them in the context of the human body and presence."

/József Martinkó - Architecture and design critic, Chief Editor of Octogon Magazine /


FEATURES / PUBLICATIONS (selected)

IGNANT - Another Rome

Magda Szabó: Abigail - book cover - MacLehose Press - England

Elle Decor Italia - 12/2019 - December issue - Italy

Octogon Architecture & Design - 156 - 2019/8 - Hungary

Octogon Architecture & Design - 154 - 2019/6 - Hungary

The Curated Lens by SANDU publishing

Living Corriere - Italy

Octogon Architecture & Design - 147 - 2018/7 - Hungary

Lensculture

The Guardian - UK

iGNANT - Germany

Somewhere Magazine - Sweden

TrendLand - USA

AD Magazine - Russia

Fubiz - France

Aint Bad Magazine - Georgia

Urbanplayer - Hungary

AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2020:

Főfotó Gallery presents, Matti Varga - solo exhibition - Budapest

nominated for Highlights of Hungary Award

2019:

My Town Siófok II - solo exhibition during Trieste Photo Festival

'Chapters' - solo exhibition - Kolta Gallery - Budapest

SINestESIA - BDC Gallery - Parma

SINestESIA - QR Photogallery - Bologna

2018:

Emerging Talent Exhibition - Klompching Gallery - New York

2017:

Lensculture Emerging Talent Awards - winner

ArtHungry Awards - 3. Prize

2016:

MOME Degree Show - Fuga Gallery - Budapest

NEU NOW - online festival - selected artist

2014:

Photography Month Budapest - Bond - Roham Bar Gallery

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