My name is József Riedlmayer Radnai, I am a graphic artist. In my childhood I liked drawing, but as I was born in the sign of duplicity, for me it intrigued for a long time to choose the human or real field.
Firstly, I had been learning at the University of Hidrometeorology in Saint Petersburg, but I interrupted my studies, because I did not want to be an engineer for a whole life. Because of this, I decided to enroll at the University of Fine Arts in Budapest, where I took a degree from painter- graphic artist and teacher department.
I prefer not to mention masters, whom I would have learned at the universtiy, because my approach and my visualization were essentially different about the fine arts than my teachers' idea. The best thing what I can write about them is that I do not write anything about them.
I believe and I always have been believed that only the professional knowledge and the means of expressions can taught. The interior message, the grain, the proportion, the rhythm and other skills are the revelation of ourselves. I was looking for anonym – for me they can be called masters – painters, whom I could acquire the classical school of painting. In my opinion this is the basic of everything.
I would not have liked to get stucked here, a painting it is not qualified by the perfection of rules or its elaboration. I would not like to compete with the digital cameras neither. With the acquired professional knowledge I did not want to write with codex letters, but I wished to find my own handwriting. The handwriting requires lot of pearl letters in oder to convert to a free tracing. A matured handwriting is recognizable in the same way as a painting can. Both of them about their visual world.
I have never been interested in the ismus, trends, as I am autonomous, I never wanted to be trend follower, I desired to stay myself. Painting that kind of pictures, which I like living with as well. I believe that every paintings are a self- portrait about ourselves, as the imagination - which creates these ones- does not have form, but it can become any kind of visualization, in other words it reflects itself always. I am looking for the fine, the harmony in myself and in the world as well, accepting that everything is polar, but always we choose the side. I put into my paintings my view about the world and myself and the relationship of these ones, as there is no creation without creator.
I do not like explaining my paintings, I do not like either if they are explained by others. It can be an experience or if it can not be, then every words are unnecessaries. If they were describable I would write a book and I would not paint…
I had exhibitions in Budapest, Miskolc, Sitke, Debrecen, Montreal, London, München, Bad Ischl, Genf and Quebec.
In my theme and manner of lecturing I always have been maintained the freedom for me. Even in the painting. Never closing, preserving the freshness. Although the world always wants to angle and categorize ourselves.
In today's business world we deify artists, because we sell and buy the names. I believe that a painting is not valuable because of the personality of the creator,the painting qualifies itself.
There are not good or less good artists, only very good or less good pictures. In this competition my own creations are not exceptions as well. I put my paintings to the scale of Anubis.