LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
"I love the sea, the grass, the tree, the animals, the animate and inanimate world. The
material. Am I perhaps a narrow-minded materialist? No, the spirit is immaterial but the
material is the worldly manifestation of the spirit. When I worked as a dental technician, I had
to cast metal and mould wax, plaster and porcelain. I was not captivated with this narrow
range of people. I studied Biology and drawing and also taught them, I was wandering
around in the world, loved the colourful, transparent world of the Cuban seas, the whirling
movement of the barracudas, the endless and timeless space of the Mongolian deserts, the
chaotic and artistic magic of Indonesia, enjoyed skiing among the peaks of the Elbrus
considered even by Reinhold Meissner one of the most amazing natural slopes. I savoured
exploring Vanatau, Tonga, Tahiti and Bora Bora and the friendly people there, their songs,
sorrows, faith, their endless respect for their beloved islands and enjoyed their unrestricted
appetite for beauty, erotica, exuberance and abundance. I was diving in seas and oceans
where lemon, steel-blue and red fish were flashing and gleaming with intensive colours never
seen before in the tropical sunshine together with corals and plants. The impenetrable rain
forests have presented all the variations of green. And the island of real peace: New
Zealand. I love it. Although my homesickness drives me home to Hungary, being here I do
not know where my real home is and I long to return there. I have travelled around the world
and know: it is small, blue and fragile! This is what I see from the height of 11.000 metres.
But through my microscope I can sense the cavalcade of similar momentary magic as well. I
am an earthling like so many, seemingly animate and inanimate creatures of God abounding
with colours and shapes. As time passes by I have experienced during my trips that all this is
perishing. I do not want my children, my students, the explorers of the future not to be able to
see this magic. I am presenting some fragments from the endless world and giving them to
the spectators with love."
These are Igor Jeno Prokop's words about himself, his philosophy and his
understanding of the world.
PROKOP IGOR EUGEN
Born 1953 Budapest, Hungary
Lives and works in Visegrad
1971 -1973 Dentist technic i
1974 -1978 Teacher Art and Biology
1981 – 1984 Biology
1985 - 1986 Philosophy
1987 - 1988 Film aesthetic
1990 - 1992 Design manager
2001 – 2002 Environmental Protection
Chianciano Biennale 2009 Special Mentions
Chianciano Biennale 2011 Biennale Leonardo Award for drawings 2.
Chianciano Biennale 2011 European Confederation of Art Critics Award for drawings 1.
Chianciano Biennale 2013 Special mention for Excellence
Chianciano Biennale 2015 Biennale Leonardo Award for painting 3.
London Art Biennale 2015 International Confederation of Art Critics Award 3.
Mantova 2017 International Prize Andrea Mantegna
Chianciano Biennale 2018 Biennale Leonardo Award for painting 3.
Chianciano Biennale 2018 Oxford University Alumni Society Award 1.
WHO I AM
"I love the sea, the grass, the trees, the animals, the animate and inanimate world .."
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