Attila Keszei in 2018

I’ve written about Attila Keszei a few times including an interview back in 2015.

I met him at the University of Toronto, a kindred spirit because

  • We’re both Hungarian
  • We both worked for Facilities & Services at the University of Toronto (he’s retired, I am still there).
  • In addition to our daytime jobs, we both engaged in extensive artistic activities

Attila’s creations take at least a few different pathways.

  • Religion and Biblical images
  • Sustainability and images of our dynamic Earth
  • Erotic and sensuous art
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“Homage to Georgia O’Keeffe Flower #3” (Raku fired ceramic – 2015 )

Currently his work can be found in three places in Toronto:

  1. Two paintings at the Hungarian Consulate
  2. Three paintings at the Hungarian Catholic church (432 Sheppard Ave. East.)
  3. And although he just finished a show at Art Square Gallery (opposite AGO on Dundas St W), he now has a dozen pieces at the University of Toronto’s Faculty Club. And every Wednesday afternoon for the rest of November, 4 -7 pm, he’ll be there in person

Here are a few examples of his work.

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“Morning Mist, Steaming Coffee and M1911”, oil on canvas by Attila Keszei, 2018

Sometimes he paints, sometimes he does raku ceramic, and he’s still exploring new options of other media.

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“The Wicked Elders and Susanna”: raku-fired ceramic, Attila Keszei, 2011

In case it’s not obvious I’m an admirer.

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“Jonah in the Whale” (from a series of 4), Raku-fired ceramic, Attila Keszei, 2018.

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