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Keramik und Grafik

Mira Dalma Makai belongs to an emerging Hungarian artist generation. During her graphic design studies, she started experimenting with the surface effects of pigments more compact than lithography oil. ”I subordinate myself to the materials,” she says, “and I accept what I see because if I did not it would be rather annoying”. During her studies at the Akademie der Bildende Künste Munich, Makai was acquainted with the experimental opportunities offered by ceramics. Under her hands, the soft material arranges into organic ruffles, folds and waves. The enlarged abstract forms, which recall microorganisms, arteries, corals, viscera and precious stones, are glazed in vivid colours, giving a special aesthetic quality to the fossilized organic motifs achieved by firing at 1060°C.