SHIVER PRESENTS

HENRIETT JUHÁSZ

SHIVER PRESENTS

HENRIETT JUHÁSZ

Circular profile image of Hungarian Fine Artist and Womenswear Designer, Henriett Juhász, for Shiver Art Gallery encircled in a black snake design.

SHIVER PRESENTS: HENRIETT JUHÁSZ

Henriett is a London based, Hungarian Fine Artist and Womenswear designer. Juhás has always been a creative person and has spent the last 6 years working within the fashion industry, often taking inspiration from fashion for her artwork.

Throughout this exhibition we will be sharing her images daily, talking about her thoughts and inspirations behind each piece and sharing an interview with Henriett, discussing influences, music, creating art as a meditative tool and more!

ONLINE EXHIBITION

Artwork by Henriett Juhasz, an Art Deco style painting of pink, geometric lines and circles in a blur of pastel purple and deep green.

'Stand Still' by Henriett Juhász

40cm x 60cm
Acrylic on Canvas Board

"‘Stand Still’ was partly influenced by James Nares single brushstroke paintings. I wanted to create the effect of a fast movement where the geometric shapes remain still. This was a new technique that I wanted to explore, and to mix colours quite intuitively I was hoping to create an illusion of ‘flying through’."

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‘Spin’ by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of red, geometric lines and circles in a blur of pastel baby blue and pink.

'Spin' by Henriett Juhász

40cm x 60cm
Acrylic on Canvas Board

"This is further developed from my previous painting ‘Stand Still’. I wanted to further develop this fast movement idea/effect with an additional spin. Again, here I wanted to achieve this with a more intuitive approach of mixing colours instead of a block colour for the base. Here, I integrated this effect onto the circles to create a spin effect."

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‘Spin’ by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of red, geometric lines and circles in a blur of pastel baby blue and pink.
‘Candy’, by Henriett Juhasz, is an acrylic painting of geometric lines and circles in pastel baby blue, pink, white and midnight blue, on canvas.

'Candy' by Henriett Juhász

45.5cm x 61.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas

"‘Candy’ is about playfulness. It’s a combination of childish colours. It should represent happy feelings. I was in a rather good mood when creating this painting. It was done in the midst of summer and I love summer. I am so much more productive when it’s sunny."

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Acrylic painting, ‘Floating’, by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of geometric lines and circles in bright colours of baby blue, purple and maroon red, painted onto canvas.

'Floating' by Henriett Juhász

42cm x 59.5cm
Acrylic on Canvas 

"‘Floating’ is about being present, content and letting go. It’s about the feeling of being content after a struggle. I like to think of this piece as light and airy. The objects are floating around only connected briefly yet they create a full balance."

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Acrylic painting, ‘Floating’, by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of geometric lines and circles in bright colours of baby blue, purple and maroon red, painted onto canvas.
Artwork by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of geometric lines and circles in white, blue, grey and purple, to evoke calmness.

Untitled by Henriett Juhász

40cm x 60cm
Acrylic on Canvas Board

"This piece was created after a holiday. I was very collected and rested. I think this piece really reflects that. I like how the grey rectangle just hugs the rests of the objects.

I usually like bold contrasting colours, but this painting is more about being calm, so I used more relaxed contrasts and of course blue which is usually present in most of my works if not all. "

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‘Window’ by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of geometric lines and circles in bold colours, inspired by Mugler’s PF20 collection.

'Window' by Henriett Juhász

42cm x 59.5cm
Acrylic on Wooden Board

"Shortly before this painting, I started experimenting with more intersecting lines and bigger blocks of colour. I am often inspired by fashion and editorials for my colour scheme. This particular one was inspired by a draped lime green dress from Mugler’s PF20 collection."

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‘Window’ by Henriett Juhasz, is an Art Deco style painting of geometric lines and circles in bold colours, inspired by Mugler’s PF20 collection.

INTERVIEW

WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

I am originally from a small town in Hungary, but I’ve lived in London for almost 12 years now.

WHAT IS YOUR ARTISTIC BACKGROUND?

I have always been a creative person. At a young age I loved to draw and create things. I often did a makeover on my toys and barbies or I would draw. I used to watch cartoons and re-draw the characters. Nothing was good enough the way it was.
I wanted to pursue a career in fashion as a designer, so I went to a high school specialising in design and art. There I learnt the basics. We had a lot of life drawing and design classes along with art history and folk art. I really enjoyed my time there. After high school I moved to London. I went to UAL London College of Fashion and got a degree in Fashion Design Technology Womenswear. So, I never got a formal education in Fine Arts, but recently I got into painting, so I am educating myself.  

WHAT IS/ARE YOUR FAVOURITE MEDIUMS?

Formerly, I started drawing my compositions with markers on paper. Markers were something I was familiar with as I used to draw fashion illustrations with markers. But I didn’t feel like it’s the medium that is right for the subject. Although, I still use this tool to draw in smaller scale. I switched to Acrylic paint and started to paint on canvas which I had never done before so I am actually still learning to work with the medium and there are lot of techniques, I haven’t explored with it just yet. In the future I would like to try integrating different mediums, such as collage perhaps.

WHO/WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR KEY INFLUENCES/INSPIRATIONS ARE?

I have always been influenced by Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo and I love the colours of Joan Miro. I am also usually heavily influenced by fashion and architecture. My most favourite is Brutalist architecture. The bare minimum works so well.

Do you have any musical influences that inspire your work? Or any particular artists/songs you like to listen to while working?

I’ve been currently listening to older Moby songs, Ibrahim Maalouf and Tash Sultana. I also have the habit of listening to the same song more than once after each other. I just really like to dissect it completely. I have done a lot of my paintings listening to Caged Bird from the Cinematic Orchestra.

DO YOU HAVE ANY HABITS OR PERSONAL RITUALS YOU DO IN ORDER TO GET IN THE ZONE FOR CREATING?

I have a full-time job, so I usually plan my work during the week. I use an app Sketches to try colour combinations and shape compositions. And I usually paint on the weekend from morning till night. 

2020 HAS BEEN A CHAOTIC YEAR TO SAY THE LEAST, WITH TIMES CHANGING SO RAPIDLY AND OUR LIVES BEING SHAKEN UP DRAMATICALLY, HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY CHANGES IN YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS OR MINDSET?

Well, I definitely noticed a change since these crazy times made me start painting, I’ve never even thought I would do that or that it would be something I would enjoy so much. 

Check out this playlist by Henriett to hear what she's listening to right now.

I’m doing good! I’ve had a couple down days and dealing with PMS during this whole thing has been an interesting experience to say the least. I was away from January, and was meant to come home April 30th but, obviously, had to come home earlier. That was weird as I had to be isolated in my room for 2 weeks so as not to put my family at risk, I had some rough days during that. I’ve been working on something every day, and every now and then I come up with something that I feel proud of enough to show people. I think it’s important to keep your brain active and creative right now, not just for artists but for everyone, it stops you going completely mad.

HOW DID LOCKDOWN AFFECT YOU CREATIVELY?

I found the lockdown rather inspiring. Everything was so calm and slowed down. That’s when I actually started painting on canvas, so creatively it was a great period. I really enjoyed the quiet and it was a time to reflect.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH YOUR WORK?

I use my work as a meditation. I can completely get into a zone. I started painting after I lost a dear friend of mine. Painting is helping me to work through his loss. I am trying to create a balance in the shapes and colours. I wish for people look at my paintings and find that balance.

WHAT DOES ART/YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS MEAN TO YOU?

I use my art as a meditation tool. Creating symmetry and a balance in composition and colours allows me to be in the moment and focus.

Circular profile image of Hungarian Fine Artist and Womenswear Designer, Henriett Juhász, for Shiver Art Gallery encircled in a black snake design.

To see more of Henriett's work, visit her artist's page or check out our online shop

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Art Deco style painting by Henriett Juhasz, of geometric lines and circles in bright colours of baby blue, purple and maroon red, for sale.

'Floating'
by Henriett Juhász

£390

Art Deco style painting by Henriett Juhasz, of pink, geometric lines and circles in a blur of pastel purple and deep green, for sale.

'Stand Still'
by Henriett Juhász

£312

Art Deco style painting by Henriett Juhasz, of pink, geometric lines and circles in a blur of pastel baby blue and pink, for sale.

'Spin'
by Henriett Juhász

£312

Art Deco style painting by Henriett Juhasz, of geometric lines and circles in pastel baby blue, pink, white and midnight blue, for sale.

'Candy'
by Henriett Juhász

£390

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