In an age where we can access almost anything at our fingers tips, the medium for art has undoubtedly expanded, and been remoulded where there are more possibilities for creation.
Hungarian art student Fanny Papay explained the ideas behind her artwork as an “ironic and random aesthetic”, which transports you to a world of colour harmony and aesthetic pleasure through her graphic work, typography and still life photography. Yes, there is a fair amount of ironic, internet art out in the digital world but this kick-ass Hungarian is doing it her way.
Papay, who studies graphic design and typography at Moholy-Nagy László University in Budapest, says “I try to discover new materials, which are not obvious to use for graphic design. I trust in my intuitions, and my belief in following through with random ideas and strange associations, if I plan too much it usually doesn’t work!
I like simplicity, it makes you mysterious. I have a favourite bookshop in Vienna, and once I found a thick book there, with all black pages and I was amazed at how inspirational that was for me. When I work I always pay attention to aesthetics. I don’t want to make trendy art, aesthetic is when you enjoy yourself in the object, and its very important.”
Papay is hoping to open to a studio in Budapest at the end of the year.
Words/ Bridgette Hungerford