Bernadett Bagyinka (1981) -- Fine Art
My name is Bernadett Bagyinka and I come from the capital city of Hungary, Budapest. I have been drawing since my childhood days and I got my first degree as an art teacher in 2004, at the University of Szeged, Faculty of Teachers Training College.
I am widely travelled and during my journeys I developed much love for Africa, so I decided to deal with African art with deep emphasis on its diverse cultural background with heritage and rich artlife.
In 2010, I graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, MA diploma in Visual Education. I became a member of a number of African organisations such as the Hungarian - African Society and The South African-Hungary Organisation.
My theme work on Africa has appeared in many international magazines such as The Hungarian Africa Study Magazine and on several online galleries including: Fineartamerica, Saachi online and ArtWanted International.
I studied African Tribal art as part of my research, with strong speciality on the Yoruba ethnic group of Southern Nigeria.
My portfolio is inspired by the beauty of the African people, the African motifs, colours, traditional and spiritual symbols. I use the historical secessionism style to capture and transform this beauty into my works, the majority of my images are made in coloured pencils which is the most powerful tool and a strong point in my overall work.
In the future I would like to further deepen my knowledge on African culture with the aim to properly depict these messages through art and transfer strength, beauty and unbelievable richness to those interested all over the world.
2008-2010: MA in Visual Education, Secondary Art Teacher. Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.
2000-2004: BA in Arts, Teacher of drawing and of culture and education organiser. University of Szeged-Teacher Training Faculty, Szeged, Hungary.
1996-1999: GCE and Majoring in Animated Graphic Art, Fine and Applied Art High School, Budapest, Hungary.
2009: Illustrator, African Study Magasin, Pécs, Hungary.
2007-2009: Art Teacher, Fine and Applied Art High School, Budapest, Hungary.
2005-2006: Worked as a receptionist, Dunmade Association, London, UK.
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