I'm a neuroscientist passionate about art, mental health and drug discovery. I created this page to share my visual stories and to connect with my audience through creativity.
I invite viewers to gaze deeply within their consciousness and hearts. My encaustic paintings are inspired by psychology (I use art as an emotional outlet - to me it serves as a substitute for journaling), novel techniques, and the desire to play with mind-stretching associations. My art practice is a deeply personal process that dances at the edge of real and imagined existence.
My inner conflict between my scientific thinking and my emotional world is expressed through surrealism. I enjoy discovering new exciting ways for self-expression via layering the molten semi-transparent wax-based encaustic medium using fire (the flame of a blow torch), sculpting the material, playing with its opacity, depth and color fusion. My curious nature has led me to continue expanding my palette of artistic tricks - learned by my own unique experimental innovations - such as the diffusion of pigment powder, colored sand and the inclusion of magnets, mirrors and various other objects to achieve certain visual effects. As an artist, my studio is my sanctuary where I can process the harshness of the real world and feel connected with myself and with nature.
© 2023 by Marianna Kiraly