Eszter Szabó lives and works in Budapest. She has an MA of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, painting department. In 2016 she finished her postgraduate studies at Le Fresnoy École des Arts Contemporains.
Her approach is to observe and wonder at ordinary details of everyday situations that are so familiar that they almost become invisible. She researches manifestations of social processes and the origins of public opinion. Vulnerability, inertia, weariness, as well as unattainable desires to be perfect is a general theme that returns in her work. Her works are a combination of short 2D and 3D animation loops, small sized drawings, aquarelles and oils. Some of her works are reinventions of already existing images.
She creates fiction, persons mixed from different elements of human figure based on her observations whilst commuting on the streets. She is after the most familiar components.
The protagonists of her recent paintings and videos are weary women who wander around in everyday ordinariness. While they are carrying their different kinds of burdens they try to comply to the image of the well-groomed woman. Some of them keep a poker face, some roll their eyes, some crease their eyebrows, some actually are kicking testicles in fury…She explores notions of domestication, compliance, inercia, and invisibility.
She has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, as well as art fairs around the word