Tünde Enéh Ódor (born: Tünde Nyitrai) is a painter, graphic artist and founder and director of the Napút Drawing School
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Painting Studio (Budapest), Hungarian Institute of Culture, House of Traditions (Budapest), Art School of László Gyémánt, Window Display Designer and Decorator School (Budapest), Ferenczy Drawing School, Graphic School of János Szirtes, Lajos Vajda Free School, Imre Gaál Studio
Berta Mayer, Mihály Bakonyi, László Gyémánt, Zsigmond Károlyi, István Szirányi, János Szirtes, Ákos Birkás, László Morvay
Painter, graphic designer, elementary art teacher, folk playhouse craftsman, decorator
Works of art
Painting, Graphic design, Napút Drawing School management, Set design and costume design, Decorator-designer works
Újpest Artists’Association, National Association of Hungarian Drawing Teachers (MROE), Young Artists’Club (FMK)
Élet és Irodalom (literary and public journal) – poem illustrations
SzarvasLét – own book of poetry (poems+ illustrations)
Az utolsó komp, Híd, Táj-Kép-Szó journals – poems + illustrations
Ódor Tünde Enéh – THE DEEP
Made by: Renáta Ramocsai-Torma, art historian
Ódor Tünde Enéh’s THE DEEP explores the depths of human existence. In her paintings, we see the smallness of our subject from an almost transcendental perspective, but this feeling is not at all a message of fragility, but of the peace of a man who gets a peep of the Universe…
The central work of the project is the work Destino painted in 2020. It is the deep psychological insight into this painting that mostly makes the complexity of the other pieces in the planned exhibition perceptible and interpretable. This work, inspired by the pandemic of the year 2020, can be seen as a quintessential representation of the most intense period of separation in modern times. Since 2012, the sea has been the exclusive subject of Ódor Tünde Enéh’s art, but it is quite clear and easy to understand that these idyllic pictures are not just a profane documentation of the idyllic Mediterranean, but represent the Great Blue in her paintings, as a reflection of the Universe and as one of the primordial elements. On this peaceful surface of water, a tiny, shiny, snow-white boat will appear in 2020, which the artist calls a “soul core” and which we have never seen before in her paintings. Where can we escape to when the perceived safe dimension disappears? Is it even worth hoping for protection from the outside world, or should we look for the dimension that has always been in, but the outside world has overflowed its existence? The depiction of the fishing boat (synonymous with the human soul) without oar blades as a symbol of total abandonment and emptiness suggests a profound and important psychological experience; recognising the intrinsical laws of existence, there is no longer a struggle against the forces of the Universe. The other paintings in the competition project give space to this profound experience, involving the viewer in the truth only just perceived.
In the context of Ódor Tünde Enéh’s THE DEEP competition project, it is essential to mention the intellectual work of British-Indian conceptual artist Anish Kapoor. It was at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1990 that the young artist first encountered the Indian-born artist’s extraordinary work, where she was astonished to see how Kapoor brought to life his idea of transporting the viewer into a mystical world without boundaries. Ódor Tünde Enéh’s main artistic ambition prior to this Biennale was to depict the Infinite as identical with the Universe, but Kapoor’s works gave technical proof that all these ambitions are feasible, and the effect is dramatic. Kapoor’s “Sky Mirror” sculptures can be compared to Ódor Tünde Enéh’s latest series “Metamorphosis”, which is also included in the competition project. The here and now, the near and far, the infinity of the Universe merges for both artists, the special dimension of illusion becomes reality within ourselves.