Who is Yoyo?

fotoYoyo Miyoko is one of my artist nicknames I often use on the internet. My real name is Eva Szentgyorgyi and I am an artist (painter and illustrator) and art teacher. I live and work in London, United Kingdom.

During my grammar school years I was a student of a great Hungarian graphic artist for 2 years, when I have learned the basics of drawing. In 2008 I have got my degree in teaching art in University of Szeged, where I was influenced by my masters Papp György Hungarian painter, graphic and enamel artist and Sinkó János Hungarian painter.

In the early period of my work I mostly focused to fashion and illustrate the colourful and the chameleon world of the female models in a vibrant and dynamic abstract way. Later I continued to paint female portraits with mixed media emphasizing their unique appearance and finished my FashionBirds and Cat series. My style can be hardly categorized as I always change it depends on my mood, inspiration…mostly I create vibrant, colourful paintings with acrylic and aquarell. Love mixed media and collage, love fashion and portraits, trying new styles and using Photoshop.

I had several exhibitions in Hungary and my artworks were published in Hungarian and foreign magazines and online art blogs, and in July of 2012 I was the Author of the Month at Moleskine.

Publications:

The Author a month photo book – Moleskine, 2012

Solo Exhibition:

2009. Cafe Vian Gozsdu, Budapest

Group Exhibitions:

2008. Kulturális Repedések, Összművészeti Találkozás / Piros Úszóház, Szeged
2008. Garabonciás Borozó, Szeged
2009. Fringe művészeti fesztivál, Kecskemét

Other references:

* Moleskine – Author of the month (2012)

” This month a Facebook record was broken for us, with almost 1,000 likes, Éva Szentgyörgyi has become our most liked upload to Facebook.

We are very happy to say thanks to our great fans for helping us reward this great member of our community as our newest Author-A-Month. ” – Moleskine Staff

* Radio Taiwan International – My artwork has been selected in top 100 paintings

* Open Books – They used one of my paintings as a book cover / Omoruyi Uwuigiaren – Stories from the Heart of Africa

* Sketches & Jottings art blog – My moleskine pictures were featured by a Canadian journalist Joan Walters

* Opus One – Opus One is a Brazilian magazine, one of my moleskine pictures was published by Juliana Diniz