Sandor Szikszai – Pathfinder
Sandor is a Hungarian/Australian watercolour artist, who after a long period of fifteen years – when he was engaged in various senor financial management and consulting positions at multinational companies – retired himself to dedicate his life to attain his youthful dreams of artistic self expression.
And ever since he became path finder, who rushes around the world looking for the vital life of inspirations. Business and art challenges followed each other across four continents. Sandor mainly shares his life between two continents Europe and Australia while yielding plentiful life experience that can be transformed into work of art.
Meanwhile he lived in Austria for one and the half year and become commissioned free artist at Danube Chanel Art Community in Vienna. After his return to Hungary, he engaged in the promotion of watercolor art and established IWS Hungarian Branch in 2015, became a Board member of IWS Global in 2016. He is also heading FabrianoinAquarello Eastern European and Local Hungarian Art Community “Free Artist Society”. Within these capacities he organized great number of solo and group exhibitions, joint events, workshops and presentations. He was the organizer-curator of the First Budapest International Watercolor Festival in September 2016. He is founding leader of the IWS Hungary Watercolor Academy since 2017. Publisher of the first International Watercolor Diary in 2018. Organizer – curator of the 2018 Budapest International Mail Art Exhibition.
In his art Sandor is strong symbolist, his topics mostly selected by the call of internal spirit. All of these expressions manifested at five collection of solo exhibitions in the last five years at Budapest – Journey of a Soul 2013, Passage into another Life 2014, Twelve Pearl Gates 2015, Parallel Universes 2016, City-Life 2016, He is also invited guest exhibitor on various local and international group exhibitions.
World Watercolor Triennial 2015 Seoul – South Korea,
IWS Watercolor Biennale 2015 Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam,
Watercolor Salon 2016 – 2017 Thessaloniki – Greece,
FabrianoinAquarello 2016 – 2017 – 2018 Italy,
Competition Winner 2016 Jakson’s Art Supply, London – UK,
Gaziantep Watercolor Festival 2017 – Turkey,
IWS Mexico Watercolor Exhibition – 2017 Chihuahua,
Re-Interpretation Contemporary Watercolor Art – Travelling Exhibition
– Vienna – 2017 Austria,
– Shanghai and Anshan – 2017 China
– Jiaxing’s Library–Exhibition Hall – 2018 China.
– HKE Art Museum, Ningbo, 2018 China
– The 23rd Guangzhou International Art Fair (2018 Spring) – China
– Nimbo International Arts Expo in November 2018
– Taicang International Watercolour Invitational Festival 2019
Pearls Of Peace Through Watercolor, 2nd International Watercolor Biennale, 2018 Pakistan,
Award Winner – Honorable category in Pakistan Biennale 2018
SperlongaInAquarello – One of the eleven invited guest Artists 2018
“Up In The Air” – International Invitational Exhibition, 2108, Mexico City, Mexico
“PREMIO TLÁLOC” Invitational Exhibition, Mexico Watercolor Museum, 2018 Mexico
IWS Leader’s Exhibition – Hong Museum, 2018 Shanghai, China
IWS Leader’s Exhibition – IWS Museum, 2018 Zhuji, China
Peaceful Golden Heritage – International Watercolor Festival – 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Up In The Air” – International Invitational Exhibition – 2019 Quito, Ecuador