Boy in a Window
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas : 43 x 32 inches ( 109 x 81 cm )
Dénesh Ghyczy
German / Hungarian,

Ghyczy was born in Diepholz, Germany in 1970 and would go on to study in Amsterdam, Brussels and Budapest. Known for his painterly compositions fragmented in a state of serenity and meditation, Dénesh Ghyczy dovetails abstraction and representation through his body of work. His paintings break down a single perspective into a montage of the present, bringing the viewer’s awareness to his perception of time and space.

The realistic elements of his compositions appear frozen in time. Ghyczy confidently juxtaposes iconographic imagery against abstracted seismographic brushstrokes capturing how time does not, in fact, stand still, and rather ceaselessly pushes forward.

“In much of my work, solitary figures placed in undefined painterly spaces seem to have a readiness to let go and disperse into the immediate surrounding, loosening and becoming part at the same time. As paintings, these works investigate the boundaries of the body as a mass and an outline. The abstract background that is often composed with loose paint strokes, reminiscent of seismographical recordings, interacts with the figures, somewhat carrying or holding them. It is this in-between state of letting go until the arrival into the unknown that interests me. Dispersing and disappearing even, and having faith in oneself, stretched into eternity.” --Dénesh Ghyczy



1988-1990 studies at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
1990-1991 studies at Art Academy, Budapest
1991-1992 studies at St.Luc Academy, Brussels
2014 Pantocrator art residency, Shanghai
Budapest Art Factory residency (BAR), Budapest
2017 CHB Atelier, residency at Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin

Solo exhibitions (since 2000): 

2017 Between Lines, Balassi Institute, Helsinki and Tallinn
Unknown Frequencies, Westphal-Berlin, Berlin
2015 Fragmentiert, Brennwald Galerie, Kiel
Close Up, Reinhardt & Partner, Hamburg
Wall Painting Project, Povvera, Berlin
2014 Das fremde Selbst, Galerie Robert Eberhardt, Berlin 
Silent Mantra, Biksady Gallery, Budapest
Insight Inside, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai
Spectral, Whiteconcepts, Berlin (with Greg Murr)
El Acto de Ser, Alejandro Gallery, Barcelona
2013 Die Gefühlte Mitte, Klettgau Galerie, Klettgau-Grießen
Chaque Etre Humain, 5 Pieces Gallery, Bern (online gallery)
2012 Soul Out, Art Suites Gallery, Istanbul (catalogue)
Echo Vision, Neonchocolate Gallery, Berlin
2010 Napp und Ghyczy, Schreier & Von Metternich Fine Arts, Düsseldorf (with Janetta Napp) 
Mind Out Of Time, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest (catalogue) 
Tuning In, Galerie kulturreich, Hamburg (curated by Uwe Goldenstein)
2008 Hybriden, Berlin Art Scouts, Berlin (curated by Marc Wellmann) 
Mental Collage, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest
2007 Siamese Savants, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Cologne
2006 Observations, Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest (with Tibor Iski Kocsis)
2005 Second Layer, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Cologne
2004 Between Two Worlds, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest
Reflections, Kunstraum die Rampe, Bielefeld
2003 Glass and the Maiden, Ignác Tragor Museum, Vác, Hungary
Vakuum - Raum, Goethe-Institute, Budapest 
Fragile, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest 
Unbreakable, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Köln (catalogue)
2001 From a Different Perspektive, Szinyei Salon, Budapest
2000 Divide, Illárium Gallery, Budapest