Portfolio of Daniel Nagy
The artist uses black and white photography to express his inner resonance with the World. His dark romanticism inspired artistic approach expresses melancholy, darkness and involves human forms or motions. Black and white photography forces the viewer to see things differently using the creativity of the mind. There is a strong relationship between the subject and the background, while the main focus moves on the composition as a whole. Emotions and patterns are highlighted, plus there is an exciting possiblity of playing with black and white shadows and highlights that provides a timeless, classic quality to the pictures. It is stimulating to see how human lines and forms are not in the centre of the compositions, yet they are essential parts of the whole construction. This inspires the artist to capture moments with individuals surrounded by nature or architecture, mainly in Budapest or Stockholm. Effortlessness, contrast, and fusion are the 3 power words that describe the pictures.
The rapid change of living environments and coping with the process of assimilation to a new cultural environment have all made a significant impact on the artistry of Daniel Nagy. Photography has been a tool of emotional and artistic expression, and has served as a channel and an approach to communicate the incommunicable. The personal mission of the artist is to show different ways of expressing emotions and turning experiences into art.
The Stockholm Diary was created in 2015 by Daniel Nagy in order to use visual arts as 'lingua franca' between people of diversity. It focuses on youngsters of various backgrounds and the whole project aims at establishing mutual cultural understanding and tolerance in our tumultuous social environments. The artist tries to photograph as many nationalities as possible: Hungarians, Greeks, Cypriots, Hollands, Germans. Indians or people from Curacao have all been in front of the artist's lenses.
Daniel Nagy is a self-educated photographer, working for independent and national galleries in Sweden, and coordinating art projects, such as the Spring Salon of Liljevalchs or the joint exhibition of Stockholm Market Art Fair & COS. The debut exhibition of Daniel Nagy was held in Galleri Norrsken, an independent contemporary art space in Stockholm and was opened by Dr. Szabó S. Balázs, Consul of Hungary in Sweden. The artistic project was sponsored by the Cultural Institute of Stockholm City. In July 2016, the artist had his second highly successful independent photography exhibition in Konsthallen Stockholm, Gamla Stan.
Daniel Nagy's Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue Portfolio is available at http://www.vogue.it/photovogue/portfolio/?id=99709