PREVIEW: Bloc: Zsofia Schweger, Griffin Gallery

The first solo exhibition by the 27-year-old Hungarian artist will run at the Griffin Gallery from the 18th August until the 30th September. 


Zsofia Schweger will be presenting a series of work at the Griffin Gallery, created exclusively during her six month Griffin Art Prize residency.

Her bold and colourful paintings bring to life the feelings of home, belonging and identity – particularly relevant in the aftermath of the EU referendum. Zsofia focuses on painting on domestic interiors of the home that she grew up in Sandorfalva in Hungary.

Although each work appears to be perfect, if you look closely you can see the anxiety that lies behind each brush stroke as well as a sense of comfort and alienation.

By remembering, the artist attempts to bring together her nostalgia for her childhood along with how she feels about the politics in Hungary today.

Zsofia Schweger studied for a year in New York when she was 16, before returning to Hungary to finish school but was determined to move abroad to continue her education. She completed a double major at the Wellesley College in Massachusetts in BA Studio Art and Comparative literature and has been selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016.

Bloc: Zsofia Schweger will be on display at the Griffin Gallery from the 18th August until the 30th September. For more information visit:

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