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László Szlávics (born August 11, 1959) is a Hungarian sculptor and medallic artist. He publishes his works under the names (Hungarian: ifj. Szlávics László, or Szlávics László, ifj.) László, ifj. Szlávics or Laszlo Szlavics Jr.

“ László Szlávics jr. has set several new norms in Hungarian medallic art. It was presumably not his express aim, but he was merely following the dictates of his innovative mind to do something new not yet found in the trade. He is heading in this direction, with the sure – and literally tangible – conviction that at the extremes, on the limits of the art form there is still a lot to be searched – and found out. ”

— Antal Tóth[1]

Contents

1 Biography 2 Works 3 Exhibitions (selection)

3.1 Group shows 3.2 One man shows

4 Awards & Recognitions (selection) 5 Collections which include work by László Szlávics Jr.
László Szlávics Jr.
(selection) 6 Buildings which display his work 7 Medals ad small sculptures (selection) 8 Memberships 9 Offices Held 10 Gallery 11 Additional informations

11.1 References

12 Further reading 13 External links

Biography[edit] Between 1973 and 1977 he attended the Arts & Crafts Secondary School in Budapest. After obtaining his Secondary School Leaving Certificate his training was supervised by his father also László Szlávics a goldsmith and sculptor and the sculptor Agamemnon Makris. Since 1973 he has lived and worked in the Százados artist’ colony in Budapest. Since 1995 he has often designed memorial coins for the National Bank of Hungary. Works[edit] Szlávics is primarily a medalist. His works include every kind of medal, from those displaying the craftsmanship of the traditional minter to such as tend towards small sculptures. The dual commitment tend towards can be appreciated in all his works. From the middle of the 1970s his sculptures, reliefs and medals have been characterized by realism and the precision of their craftsmanship. In the 1980s he was noted for handmade medals engraved in a steel negative, a technique reminiscent of ancient coinage. (Birds, Africa,[2] Count István Széchenyi,[3] Hungarian generals executed at Arad in 1849[4] stb.). Cast bronze works show the influence of Cubism. Among them, the most notable of the first half of the 1990s are a series of 20 medals inspired by Vincent van Gogh[5] works.

László Szlávics Jr.: Birds, 1988, silver, struck, 47mm

In the second half of the 1990s, he made use of natural materials (bone, feathers, seashells &c.,). These are original in style, and are on the fringe of the medal-genre (Cultic proto-money[6]). As a counterpoint to this, he produced several series of medals using an industrial, where time – is measured by movements within the object – visible mode. (mechanical medals[7]). The medals are activated by the active contribution of the public. Since the start of the 21st century, he has tried to renew the medal arts, by searching for the limits. In 2006, Hungarian Medalists awarded him – the first – Ligeti Erika Prize. In 2007, he was awarded the Béni Ferenczy
Béni Ferenczy
Prize, grand prix of the 16th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art. Also in that year, he was among the two selected artists at the Art Medal
Medal
World Congress FIDEM XXX (Colorado Springs, USA). In his small sculptures, he often used objets trouvés given new functions. (In memoriam Man Ray,[8] An hour with Salvador Dalí ,[9] Hotline[10]). This Interactive mobile sculptures are activated by the public.[11] Since 2008, he has produced many wooden small sculptures. Many of them are small sculptures, in the traditional sense, which, in a way, remind of houses and ruins. Large clock sculptures are related to the aforementioned both formally and technically. They are clearly contemporary works, of art, incorporating conventional devices such as the pendulum or spring mechanism, carrying out the functions of a clock. Every hour, and half hour the mark the time by striking the soundbar. Exhibitions (selection)[edit] Group shows[edit]

László Szlávics Jr.: Cultic proto-money, 2004, shell, textile, hair, mixed technique, 150 x 430 mm

Since 1975 his works have been exhibited in 15 countries. The most important are:

1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 2005 National Biennial of Small Plastic, Pécs, Hungary Since 1983 every National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art, Sopron, Hungary 1988, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010 National Wood Sculpture Exhibition, Nagyatád, Hungary 1991 – „brug tussen oost en west”, Oudenbosch
Oudenbosch
(Netherlands) 1994 – Small Sculpture '94, Gallery Vigadó, Budapest, Hungary Since 1994 every F.I.D.E.M. Medal
Medal
Exhibitions[12] (Budapest, Neuchâtel, The Hague, Weimar, Paris, Seixal, Colorado Springs, Tampere) 1995 – Email International 3, Coburg
Coburg
(Germany) 1995 – Helyzetkép/Hungarian sculpture, Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary 1995 – Workshopcorner – Measuring Time, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary 1996 – 9th Cloisonne Jewelry Contest, Tokyo (Japan) 1996 – Workshopcorner – Jewels, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary 1996 – A Step into the Future, Applied Arts Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary 1997 – Magyar Szalon '97, Kunsthalle, Budapest, (Hungary) 1997 – VIIth International Biennale of Small Graphic Form and Ex-libris, Ostrów Wielkopolski
Ostrów Wielkopolski
(Polish) 2001 – Sculpture from here and beyond, Kunsthalle, Budapest, (Hungary) 2002 – Masaccio
Masaccio
600 International Art Medal
Medal
Competition, Ein Vered, (Israel) 2004 – Dante Europeo XIV. Biennale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravenna (Italia) 2005, 2008, 2010 – International Biennial of Contemporary Medals of Seixal (Portuguese) 2005 – H. C. Andersen 200 International Art Medal
Medal
Competition, Hadassa Neurim, (Israel) 2006 – The Way 1956–2006, National Fine Art Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest, (Hungary) 2008 – Znad Dunaju Wełtawy i Wisły. Medalierzy i ich dzieła Wroclaw Museum of Medals, Wrocław
Wrocław
(Polish). 2008 – 2009 Craft & Design, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary 2009 – Dedukció – 1st Biennale of Sculptures, Művészetmalom, Szentendre, Hungary

One man shows[edit] Since 1977 he has had 31 one man shows in Hungary
Hungary
and other countries. The most important are:

1977 – Képzőművészeti Kivitelező Vállalat Klubja, Budapest, Hungary 1989 – BM Duna Palota, Budapest, Hungary 1991 – Galerie Simon, Altenahr, Germany 1995 – Gallery Géza Gárdonyi, Dunakeszi, Hungary 2002 – Collegium Hungaricum, Wien, Austria 2006 – Gallery Árkád[13] (Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Gallery, Budapest, Hungary) 2009 – „Fifty”, Gallery Keve, Ráckeve, Hungary 2009 – Gallery Körmendi,[14] Sopron, Hungary 2009 – Lábasház,[15] Sopron, Hungary 2012 – „Síkplasztikáim”, Symbol Art Gallery,[16] 21. – 28. february 2012. Budapest, Hungary 2015 – „Za hranicami medailérstva...”, NBS Múzeum Mincí a Medalí, Kremnica, Slovakia.

Awards & Recognitions (selection)[edit] The most important national or international awards:

1993 – Faces and Fates National Portrait Biennale, Budapest, Hungary, Golden Diploma, (Main Prize) 1996 – 9th Cloisonne Jewelry Contest Tokyo, Japan, Encouragement Prize 1996 – Head or Tails, Art medall exhibition, Budapest, Hungary, Grand Prix 1997 – 11th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art, Sopron, Hungary, Civitas Fidelissima-prize (Prize of the Municipal City Government of Sopron, Silver Medals) 2000 – 7 th National Wood Sculpture Exhibition, Nagyatád, Hungary, Prize of Nagyatád
Nagyatád
city. 2002 – Masaccio
Masaccio
600 International Art Medal
Medal
Competition, Ein Vered, Israel, Special
Special
Mention 2003 – 14 th 11th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art,[17] Sopron, Hungary, Civitas Fidelissima Prize (Prize of the Municipal City Government of Sopron, Silver Medals) 2003 – Jenő Rejtő
Jenő Rejtő
Memorial Exhibition, Budapest, The Museum of Literature Petőfi, First prize 2006 – II. Articum International Biennial, Szolnok, Hungary, Sculpture Prize 2006 – Erika Ligeti prize 2007 – 16 th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art,[18] 16th Hungarian Biennale of Medal
Medal
Art, Sopron, Hungary, Béni Ferenczy
Béni Ferenczy
Prize, The Grand Prize awarded by the Municipal Government of Győr-Moson-Sopron County 2007 – Art Medal
Medal
World Congress FIDEM XXX,[19] Colorado Springs, USA, „Honorable Mention”[20] 2015 – 20 th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art,[21] 20th Hungarian Biennale of Medal
Medal
Art, Sopron, Hungary, Béni Ferenczy
Béni Ferenczy
Prize, The Grand Prize awarded by the Municipal City Government of Sopron

Collections which include work by László Szlávics Jr. (selection)[edit]

Lajos Kassák
Lajos Kassák
Memorial Museum, Budapest, Hungary Military History Museum, Budapest, Hungary Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary National Firebrigade Museum, Budapest, Hungary Museum of Győr-Moson- Sopron
Sopron
County is Sopron, Sopron, Hungary József Katona
József Katona
Museum, Kecskemét, Hungary Otto Herman Museum, Miskolc, Hungary Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, Hungary Van Gogh Dokumentátiecentrum, Nuenen, Netherlands Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum
Het Koninklijk Penningkabinet, Leiden, Netherland „Basis” School of Sculpture Art Medal
Medal
collection Ein Vered, Israel Centro Dantesco, Ravenna, Italia British Museum, London, United Kingdom University Museum of Bergen, Norway Muzeum Sztuki Medalierskiej, Wrocław, Poland NBS – Múzeum mincí a medailí Kremnica, Slovakia

Buildings which display his work[edit]

1979 – Comedy Theatre of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary 1988 – János Damjanich
János Damjanich
bust, Szeged, Hungary 1989 – Miklós Zrínyi
Miklós Zrínyi
bust, Székesfehérvár, Hungary 1990 – Artúr Görgey
Artúr Görgey
bust, Ministry of National Defence, Budapest, Hungary 1992 – Saint Florian
Saint Florian
relief, Budapest, Hungary 2006 – János Tornyai
János Tornyai
bust, Hódmezővásárhely, Hungary 2006 – Frigyes Karinthy
Frigyes Karinthy
(writer) portre, Karinthy Teatre, Budapest, Hungary 2007 – Count István Széchenyi
István Széchenyi
bust, Seafaring Secondary School, Budapest, Hungary 2009 – Ferenc Liszt
Ferenc Liszt
bust, Sopron
Sopron
Music School, Sopron, Hungary 2010 – John Lennon
John Lennon
bust, Sopron
Sopron
Music School, Sopron, Hungary
Hungary
[5] 2012 – Ferenc Liszt
Ferenc Liszt
bust, Universiti of West Hungary
Hungary
Savaria Campus, Szombathely, Hungary 2012 – István Örkény portrait, Zsigmond Móricz City Library, Tata, Hungary 2013 – Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin
bust, Ferenc Erkel
Ferenc Erkel
Grade School, Budapest, Hungary
Hungary
[6]

Medals ad small sculptures (selection)[edit]

1992 – Ferenc Flór Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, 1992 – János Hunyadi
János Hunyadi
Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 1992 – Miklós Zrínyi
Miklós Zrínyi
Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 1996 – Nemzeti Minőségi Díj, small sculpture, Hungary's prime minister 1998 – For the Children of the World, UNICEF
UNICEF
2000–forint, silver memorial coin, Hungarian National Bank 1999 – István Menyhárd Prize, small sculpture, Hungarian Chamber of Engineers 2000 – Gejza Ferdinandy Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 2000 – Szilárd Zielinski Prize, small sculpture, Hungarian Chamber of Engineers 2001 – Figures is Hungarian books for young people, 200–forint, memorial coin, Hungarian National Bank

Ferenc Molnár: A Pál utcai fiúk Mihály Fazekas: Lúdas Matyi Sándor Petőfi: János Vitéz János Arany: Toldi

2001 – Imre Pekár Prize, small sculpture, Chamber of Engineers, Hajdú–Bihar County. 2001 – László Csány Prize, small sculpture, Hungarian Chamber of Engineers 2002 – Pál Hajnik Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 2003 – András Hadik
András Hadik
Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 2004 – Pécsi ókeresztény sírkamrák, 5000-forint, silver, memorial coin, Hungarian National Bank 2005 – Lázár Mészáros
Lázár Mészáros
Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 2006 – Gyula Andrássy Prize, memorial plaque and badge, Ministry of National Defence, Hungary 2007 – 550 anniversary of accession of King Mathias Corvinus , 50.000.–forint, gold, memorial coin, Hungarian National Bank 2007 – Bishop Lajos Ordass Prize, small sculpture and memorial plaque, Hungarian Lutheran Church 2007 – Sándor Prónay Prize, small sculpture and memorial plaque, Hungarian Lutheran Church 2008 – John Calvin
John Calvin
memorial medals, Hungarian Calvinist Church 2009 – 200th Anniversary of birth of Ferenc Erkel, 5000-forint, memorial coin, Hungarian National Bank. Collector-series „The smallest gold coin of the world”. 2010 – 200th Anniversary of birth of Adam Clark, 5000-forint, memorial coin, Hungarian National Bank. Collector-series „The smallest gold coin of the world”.

Memberships[edit]

1984 – Association of Hungarian Creative Artists[22] 1991 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Medal Section.[23] 1995 – FIDEM, Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art. 1996 – 1998 British Art Medal
Medal
Society (BAMS).[24] 1997 – Százados úti Művésztelep Egyesület.[25] 2007 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Goldsmith Section.[26] 2008 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Sculpture Section.[27]

Offices Held[edit]

1989 – 1992 Aurea Arts & Crafts Association Member of the Executive. 1992 – 1999 Aurea Art Support Trust Member of the Executive. 1995 – ART '95 Limited Partnership[28] Founding President. 2000 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists Medal Section member of the Executive. 2004 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists Medal Section President. 2004 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists member of the Presidium. 2005 – National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art member of the Organizing Committee. 2015 – Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists Sculpture Section President.

Gallery[edit]

László Szlávics Jr.: F. Schiller, bronze, cast, 140 x 185 mm, 1991

László Szlávics Jr.: On the road, 2005, wood, iron, textile, mixed technique,

László Szlávics Jr.: Masaccio, memorial medal, 2002, bronze, cast, 110mm

László Szlávics Jr.: John Lennon
John Lennon
bust, 2010,[29] Sopron, Hungary

László Szlávics Jr.: Mátyás Hunyadi, memorial coin, (Hungarian forint) 2008,

László Szlávics Jr.: John Calvin, memorial medal, 2008, bronze, cast, 110mm

Additional informations[edit] References[edit]

^ Antal Tóth, Head of Department, Senior Museologist, Hungarian National Gallery, Department of Sculpture and the Medal
Medal
Collection ^ Africa Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Count István Széchenyi
István Széchenyi
memorial medal ^ Hungarian generals executed at Arad in 1849 Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Hommage a Vincent van Gogh ^ Cultic proto-money series ^ „assembled work” ^ for memoriam Man Ray
Man Ray
works: [1], [2], [3], [4] ^ An hour with Salvador Dalí ^ Hotline ^ interactive works movies on the YouTube site ^ F.I.D.E.M., Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art ^ "Time and Space in Recent Works by László Szlávics Jr." ^ Gallery Körmendi 20. jun. – 25. jul. 2009 ^ 17th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art ^ Symbol Art Gallery, Budapest
Budapest
21. – 28. february 2012. ^ 14 th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art ^ 16 th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art ^ Art Medal
Medal
World Congress FIDEM XXX ^ Art Medal
Medal
World Congress FIDEM XXX, (Colorado Springs, USA) designated among the two selected artist, 2007 ^ 20 th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art ^ Association of Hungarian Creative Artists ^ Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Medal
Medal
Section. Archived July 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ British Art Medal
Medal
Society ^ Százados úti Művésztelep Egyesület Archived December 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Goldsmith
Goldsmith
Section Archived July 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists, Sculpture Section. Archived July 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. ^ ART '95 Limited Partnership ^ John Lennon
John Lennon
– sculpture initiation ceremony, 02.10.2010.

Further reading[edit]

Imre Soós: Van Gogh medals of László, Szlávics Jr. (Művészet és Barátai, Budapest, 1996 September–October) Viktória L. Kovásznai: László, Szlávics Jr. (Budapest, 1997. Publisher: Art ’95, ISBN 963-04-8922-8) Viktória L. Kovásznai: A Cycle of Cultic Proto-Money by László, Szlávics jr. 1996–1997 (Budapest, 1999–2000. Publisher: Art ’95, ISBN 963-03-8257-1) Viktória L. Kovásznai: A series of ritual proto-money by László Szlávics Jr. (London, The Medal, No. 36 Spring 2000.) Arnold Nieuwendam: Peningen van ifj. Szlávics László – Een medailleur uit Hongarije (Amsterdam, MUNTkoerier 11/2003) Judit Baranyi: László Szlávics Jr., Kortárs Magyar Művészeti Lexikon III. kötet (Budapest, 2001. Publisher: Enciklopédia kiadó, ISBN 963-8477-46-6) Viktória L. Kovásznai: Time and Space in Recent Works by László Szlávics jr. 1995–2005 (Budapest, 2006. Publisher: Art ’95, ISBN 963-06-0007-2) Viktória L. Kovásznai: Time and space in recent works by László Szlávics Jr. (London, The Medal, No. 50 Spring 2007.) Viktória L. Kovásznai: A kitapintható idő és tér – ifj. Szlávics László újabb éremmunkáiról (Budapest, Magyar Iparművészet 2008/2) Antal Tóth: A Wizard in Hungarian Medallic Art – Exhibition of László Szlávics jr., winner of the Grand Prize of the 16th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art (16th National Biennial of Medal
Medal
Art, catalog, Sopron, 2009, ISBN 978-963-06-7202-3) BTÉ: Történetek formákkal, anyagokkal – ifj. Szlávics László kiállítása a Körmendi Galériában ( Sopron
Sopron
Megyei Jogú Város hivatalos honlapja 2009. június 20.) Bakács László: Liszt Ferenc mellszobrát kapta a soproni zeneiskola (Nyugat-Hírmondó kulturális és hírújság elektronikus változata, 2009. június 21.) Megnyílt ifj. Szlávics László kiállítása a Körmendi Galériában (Soproni Krónika – Sopron
Sopron
TV. 2009. június 22.) Láng Judit: John Lennon
John Lennon
– Sopronban, Presztízs magazine, October 2010, online version, 25. 11. 2010. Viktória L. Kovásznai: László Szlávics Jr., monography, (Budapest, 2012. Publisher: Argumentum, ISBN 963-44-6655-9) Arnold Nieuwendam: Nieuw boek over Szlávics László (Amsterdam, MUNTkoerier 1/2014)

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