Tibor Rényi

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Tibor Rényi (born 1973) is a contemporary Hungarian painter. He was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest Capital city in Hungary

Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the tenth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city had an estimated population of 1,752,704 in 2016 distributed over a land area of about 525 square kilometres. Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary.


Images from the subconscious

The main themes of his art are colorful, dream-like creatures and places of the subconscious. To get images from there, he uses a special technique similar to Rorschach inkblot test, which is used by psychology. He assists to his own subconscious as a medium. From random paint blots, he sees shapes and stories to emerge, then he boosts and refines them until the painting is done.


Other popular themes of his art are colourful, mosaic-like townscapes with a light oriental mood. He's deeply touched by the forms and shapes of the old Ottoman architecture and the ancient Turkish world, as it can be seen many places at the Balkan region. There are a few memories of those times even in Hungary, like in the artist's favourite city of Pécs with 2 mosques from the sixteenth century.

Ottoman architecture architecture of the Ottoman Empire

Ottoman architecture is the architecture of the Ottoman Empire which emerged in Bursa and Edirne in 14th and 15th centuries. The architecture of the empire developed from the earlier Seljuk architecture and was influenced by the Byzantine architecture, Armenian architecture, Iranian as well as Islamic Mamluk traditions after the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans. For almost 400 years Byzantine architectural artifacts such as the church of Hagia Sophia served as models for many of the Ottoman mosques. Overall, Ottoman architecture has been described as Byzantine influenced architecture synthesized with architectural traditions of Central Asia and the Middle East.

Pécs City with county rights in Southern Transdanubia, Hungary

Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economic centre of Baranya County. Pécs is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.

Medium and influences

Tibor Rényi's main medium is acrylic. From the great names of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall's and Friedensreich Hundertwasser's free winged lifework had the highest effect to his art.

Acrylic paint paint type

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