Juhos Sándor

Juhos Sándor was born in 1974 in Cluj-Napoca, where he lives and works.
“All artists are crazy, and we don’t want crazy people in this house”: faced with such a daunting ultimatum from his family, Sándor initially attended the High School of Electrotechnics, worked as a bookbinder at Imprimeria Ardealul in the early 90’s and even earned a diploma of welder/ tinsmith before finding a path in art. The 2000s found him ready to assume becoming a certified artist: in 2003 he graduated in Painting from the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, and in 2005 he obtained a master’s degree in the same specialization. Until 2009 he was the initiator, founder and co-curator with Kudor Duka Istvan of the Bulgakov Gallery, where many of the artists who are today part of the Cluj School have exhibited in those years. The same year he defended his PhD thesis titled Representation of the Human Figure in the Virtual Space. 2008 is the year when Sándor retrospectively sets the transition from the romantic status of “hungry artist” to what was to become in the following 10 years his dominant visual mark: still life, a genre that would gain him a special profile among the artists of his generation. He presented his work in solo exhibitions, in Cluj, at Korunk Studio Gallery (Mixed Antimedia, 2011); Kaja Tanya (Paintings and Butterflies, 2014); Bazis Contemporary, The Paintbrush Factory (Death of Hummingbird, 2015), and Nano Gallery (Fragile Equations, 2015, and Act Anima, Nano Gallery / Center of Interest, along with Andras Szabo, in 2017).

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Idol and offering (‘god is a lobster’), 2019
Oil on canvas
60 x 57 cm
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Still life narrative in two registers (the eternal return), 2017
Oil on canvas
155 x 143 cm
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Suspended 2 (skulls kimono), 2017
Oil on canvas
112 x 105 cm
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Suspended 1 (shrine for the hider), 2017
Oil on canvas
112 x 105 cm
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Still life with grapes and necklace (the stillness of the mountain spring), 2018
Oil on canvas
74.5 x 70.5 cm
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Apocalypse postponed (the 4 horsemen go to the ball), 2019
Oil on canvas
58 x 55 cm
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Bio gun, 2018
Oil on canvas
88 x 84 cm
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Letter and reply (still life with paper and paperweight), 2018
Oil on canvas
73 x 72 cm
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Underground still life (in situ, or the accidental unicorn), 2019
Oil on canvas
58 x 54 cm
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Still life (jumping ducks), 2015
Oil on canvas
60 x 52 cm
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Still life with mirrored flower, 2019
Oil on canvas
51 x 49 cm
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Johnny in the upside-down, 2016
Oil on canvas
54 x 53 cm
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Perspective study with gold floyds and glass fish floaters, 2019
Oil on canvas
51 x 46 cm
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Still life with spacetime discontinuum, 2019
Oil on canvas
50 x 29 cm
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Poultry and waters (a homage to, and a pun on Jakob Bogdani), 2016
Oil on canvas
49 x 45 cm
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[Can’t stay] still, 2014
Oil on canvas
44.5 x 42 cm
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Trompe l’oeil with pinned butterflies, 2014
Oil on canvas
42 x 44 cm
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Still life with honeyflow, 2016
Oil on canvas
42 x 40 cm
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Still life with abundance, 2014
Oil on canvas
35 x 34 cm
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