Istvan Nyari was the first artist I ever represented.
His extraordinary modesty vis-à-vis painting and his astonishing capacity for work have been a great source of inspiration for me since the very beginning. He is an old friend I admire as an artist, and from whom I learned so much about painting. He considers himself a pop-surrealist artist, and I think he has one of the most exciting perspectives among the creators I have ever met.
His paintings take months to produce owing to their practically exaggerated precision. Both of us are movie enthusiasts, and it provides a good analogy – to observe the paintings of Istvan is like watching a great movie. You step into an other world, into his world, where everything is familiar, yet it feels different. Only a few artists are capable of taking the audience for such a journey.