Irma Michaela Szalkay: Philosophy of Shape              

Awards & Acknowledgements

    * Nominee: Kitz Award 2017    

    * Diploma / Certification: Artistic ambassador, European Art Museum, Fredriksvaerk, Denmark

    * Berliner Art Prize 2016  
    * International Canaletto Prize (
Mira, Venezia 2016)

    * International Prize "Tiepolo - Arte Milano" (Palazzo Clerici, Milano 2016)

    * International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci (Borghese Palace Florence, 2016)

    * Nominee, Palm Art Award 2016

    * Nominee, The World - Personal Tales: International Photography, Video Art and Performance Award 2016

    * Palm Art Award 2015

    * Fifth Annual Exposure Award (< p.88), SeeMe Exhibitions, Louvre Paris 2015

    * Palm Art Award 2014

    * Cutting Edge Art Tour International Masters Award, Florence 2014

    * 1st iBiennal of Temporary Art - Honorable Award 2010

    * Diploma of Excellence - Award of Distinction,, London 2009

    * Diploma of Excellence - Honorable Award, Art Addiction Online Gallery, FEM9, London 2010

    * Diploma of Excellence - Award of Distinction,, London 2007

    * Certificate of Excellence - Palm Award, Art Domain Gallery, Leipzig 2006 and 2008

    * 6th Annual Media Juried Exhibition, Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC 2004 (Joe Shannon, Curator, Hirshhorn Museum N.Y.)

"Some of my staff who were researching for upcoming projects brought your fascinating works to my attention. Im specifically interested in your intuitive and profound thoughts on pathos, physicality, and the innovative nature of Reflexionism. I would like hear more about your ideologies and previous work, and to discuss with you the possibility of publishing an article  on your work both in print and on our numerous web sites.
Your overture appears to be immersed in the culture of painting and its potential for alchemical transformation. A new breed of painting the work invites viewers to a world full of vibrant colors and mysterious visages. Gracefully incorporating picturesque elements into the paintings you create landscapes and dreamscapes that stand for a reality observed through both yours and the viewers own vision. Looking closer at your theories and ideas, an article would explore and evaluate how you have seamlessly managed to create a signature of Neo-expressionist mark-making, which is fused with an almost primitive and outsider honesty. You achieve a topographical mapping of personal subjectivity, memory, and phenomenological experience using both modernist and postmodernist syntaxes as points of departure. When combined with the deeply conceptual, and spiritual nature of your work this becomes a fusion of styles and approaches that adroitly reference a range of art historical antecedents, while surpassing them at every turn."

Abraham Lubelski, Publisher, NY Arts Magazine; owner of The Broadway Gallery