Ildiko’s current portraits are from a continuous and connected series called Distorted Views, in which Ildiko explores her vulnerability through the landscape of significant times in her life. Years ago, she took some photos from inside her Sydney home looking out to the backyard. Distorted Views the series, became a natural extension of the idea of self-portraits through this perspective. These are very personal works to Ildiko, leaving her to feel exposed even though she is behind the doors/rippled glass and not fully recognisable. Sometimes the way she sees herself is distorted and sometimes she believes other’s see her this way. Ildiko is more comfortable, safe and secure to sit back and watch life from behind a barrier. This can lead to Distorted Views of her world.
Ildiko is a contemporary Australian painter, she has been a professional artist for 25 years, graduating in 1992 from the well renowned National Arts School in Sydney. Born and raised in Sydney to Hungarian parents, Ildiko currently works and resides in Lismore. Ildiko has held 12 solo gallery exhibitions, and her paintings have hung in more than 30 group exhibitions throughout Australia. She has been a selected finalist in the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) and the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize.
In 2018 and 2019 Ildiko was a selected finalist in the prestigious Portia Geach Memorial Art Award. Most recently, Ildiko has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2019.