Suho Tabula Magister: Master of the Art of Painting – Bringing the Mind to Life through Art
I view art as a doorway to other dimensions; mysterious, limitless and spiritual, inspiring beauty and amazement. I aim to create artwork that allows people to experience things that would otherwise be impossible for them.
By using light in my paintings as a symbol for divinity, blessing and knowledge, I want to transform negative belief systems into positive ones. This divine light transcends time and space in my paintings and signifies our potential for divinity – allowing us to achieve what seems unattainable.
Art is also significant because it allows us to comprehend metaphysical ideas; offering us a physical illustration we can emotionally understand.
My goal as an artist is to reveal this spiritual potential within ourselves while creating a beautiful and harmonious world with art.
I draw inspiration from mythology, myths, and legends to tell epic stories with my paintings, as if they are part of a grand myth. In these stories, people become heroic figures and the only reality is the divine will each of us possess. Our thoughts determine the outcome of the plot.
I hold oil painting in utmost regard, for it is the most venerable, superior, and esteemed form of painting. To me, there is no better way to communicate visual ideas with their beauty, form, light, and magnificence than through oil painting. Indeed, through the classical oil painting techniques, we are able to emulate and recreate reality and fancy with unparalleled realism. It is the most fitting way to manifest my ideas, and I am eager to explore the possibilities of oil painting.
Painting aims and principles:
- to express archetypal forms and themes, independent of the spirit of the age, to bring the eternal and the timeless to life;
- a sensual depiction of beauty and harmony, to create elegance with graceful and stylized forms;
- to capture pathos and emotions;
- to gain the highest level of pictorial knowledge and craft through continuous learning and self-education.
- The act of creation brings me an unparalleled euphoria, and to share the nuances of the artistic process with those who are yearning for knowledge only serves to magnify the delight. I am eager to impart my mastery of the brush and the pen to those with a burning passion for the arts.
As an artist I am passionate about using my skills and imagination to create art that resonates with viewers, bringing to life a world of Romantic Realism and Baroque-esque beauty.
My oil paintings and pastels are a testament to my skill, as I capture a lifelike image that goes beyond the flat and over-detailed look of photography. I rearrange and render the visual components in a stylized composition, giving story-like meaning to the image.
Born in 1975 in Stockholm, I began my fine arts studies in Sweden at the school called Konstskolan i Stockholm. In 1999, I moved to Budapest, where I studied oil painting and restoration at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts until 2004. Since then, I have been working as a freelance painter and illustrator, fulfilling assignments from countries around the world.
My work ranges from portraits to still-life to landscapes to individual ideas, and I also teach drawing and painting in my studio in Budapest. I am a true master of my craft, creating works of art that are both realistic and dream-like, and that capture the beauty of the world around us.
List of Group and Solo exhibitions:
2022 October 6. Group exhibition, Mini Paintings – Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2021 October 6. Group exhibition, Mini Paintings – Hungarian Painting Day as part of a series of events, Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2019 October 16. Group exhibition, Mini Paintings – Hungarian Painting Day as part of a series of events, Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2019 May-June. Group exhibition of Hungarian and Austrian artists – Roads, Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg (Austria)
2017 October. Group exhibition, Science portraits of the outstanding figures of fishing and fish science, Vármező Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2017 April. Group exhibition, Géza Hofi’s 80th anniversary cartoon exhibition, Madách Theater, Tolnay Szalon, Budapest (Hungary)
2016 November. Group exhibition, Géza Hofi’s 80th anniversary cartoon exhibition, Pócsmegyer Rendezvényközpont Budapest (Hungary),
2016 March. Solo exhibition, Nymphs – Malom Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2015 November. Moments – Regéczy Nagy Andrea’s photo- and Nicolas Szuhodovszky’s painting exhibition, Premium Apartment House Budapest (Hungary)
2014 October. Group exhibition, Autumn Gardening Days–2nd Floral Industry, Education, Folk Art and Craft Exhibition, Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary)
2014. August, Group Exhibition, Danube Bend Virtual Cartoon Exhibition (Roman watchtower, Lecsó, Flood, Fishing, Beach Holidays), Faluház, Szigetmonostor
2014 July – August. Group Exhibition, Animal Illustrations Exhibition, Altamira Association, Holnemvolt Park, Budapest (Hungary)
2014 May. 2nd Prize – Animation Category, for the animated short film “1848 Pákozd”, Television of Zalaegerszeg, Göcsej (Hungary)
2014 February. “1848 Pákozd”–Animated Short Film (concept art, illustration, edit), Museum of Military History, Permanent Exhibition. X (10th)
2011 November. Group Exhibition, Salon Du Dessin Et De La Peinture À L’eau (Salon of Drawing & Watercolour), GRAND PALAIS des Champs-Elysées, Paris (France),
2011 June. Group Exhibition, Kontoret Solna Centrum, Stockholm (Sweden)
2011 April. Group Exhibition, Kontoret Globen, Stockholm (Sweden)
2010 October – December. Group Exhibition, Gallery Nybroviken, Stockholm (Sweden)
2009 September. Artists Autumn Salon, Art Fair of Kista, Stockholm (Sweden)
2009. 16th National Student Film Review: 1st Prize, for the short film entitled “The Duel”, Budapest (Hungary)
2006 September. Group Exhibition, Retrospection, Budai Klub Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2006 June. Solo exhibition, Studies, Budai Klub Galéria, Budapest (Hungary)
2002 January. Group Exhibition, Barcsay Competition Exhibition, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (Hungary)
I feel privileged and appreciative as an artist to have had such a strong following of collectors and lovers. I’m happy to share with you some of the lovely remarks and recommendations I’ve had from grateful clients all around the world.
“Since I’ve always admired Nicolas Szuhodovszky, I was ecstatic to finally acquire one of his exquisite works of art. I always get compliments on it and it makes my house seem so happy and inspiring. I appreciate you sharing your ability with everyone.” Sarah, USA
“I recently purchased one of Nicolas Szuhodovszky’s stunning paintings and it has already become the centerpiece of my living room. The attention to detail and mastery of technique are truly extraordinary. I am so grateful to own a piece of his work and will cherish it always.” – David, UK
“As a collector of art, I have had the pleasure of owning pieces from many talented artists. However, the piece I recently acquired from Nicolas Szuhodovszky stands out as one of my favorites. The emotion and beauty captured in the painting are truly breathtaking. I am grateful to have it as a part of my collection.” – Maria, Spain
The encouragement and gratitude that collectors from all over the world have shown for my work humbles and cheers me. It is my sincere wish that my work will enrich and inspire your life in the same way that it has done mine.