Hollósi, Éva- Romantic surrealist
‘The Hungarian artist is not only a representative of surrealism but romanticism throughout his works presenting deep emotions […] Figures and objects are placed beside each other in a stage-like space irrationally, their far-fetched combination make the coherent stories alive. The effect of the pictures is anecdotic. Although, they are not in strong connection with certain pieces of literature the artist is tied to it by his thinking. However biblical and mythological figures appear in several pictures their symbolic presence raises them above the common iconographical pattern and they carries more general meanings among new dimensions.
In some pictures female figures with bushy, dishevelled hair – often naked – are standing in the centre of the scene just like in The Lurkers engraving in the paraphrased scene of Susanna in the bath from the Old Testament. In the Fallen Angel we can also see a monumental female figure but in opposite meaning of the above. Here it is used to represent a negative event, a failure.
The surroundings express the insecurity in time and space. The artist increases the meaning with artificial wings where he mingles the vegetal and geological shapes. Bald rocks or rampant jungle domineer the landscape. […]
Badacsonyi’s pictures are so exciting and intellectual that they must be kept in mind for long.’
Budapester Rundshau 11 July 1988