Gyula Sági

Gyula Sági is a young Hungarian artist who studied visual arts and graduated at the University of Western Hungary in 2010. He lives and works in Berlin and takes part in solo and group shows both in Hungary and abroad.

Sági creates his large-scale paper works with ink, pencil and ball-pen and combines traditional graphical and painting techniques. His series, unifying geometric abstraction and gesture painting, are experiments with forms. He concentrates on the pure formations of things, finding inspiration in the technology, digital imaging and repetitive structural systems created by nature.

In his works in the early 2010s, Sági sought to synthetize visual languages of geometric and organic abstraction. In the series entitled Analog Noise and Parallel Line and began in 2016, the artist is interested in the imaging of the time and in the patterns produced by “failures” in the process of signs’ repetition. From the same year in the series of Geometric Structures recurring lines and geometric structures are interrupted by colored abstract patterns.

“Conceptuality is just as much as important to me as the aesthetic result: what interests me is the physical dimension of time and the visual representation of the change of time based on a given algorithm. My working method starts with an analysis, formulation of a problem which is then going to be dissected, taken into pieces. After this procedure by using the visuality of my previous works I synthesise the sections. I consider this construction as if I would solve a mathematical equation, the number of unknowns increases with this game and the complexity of equations becomes gradually settled in my works.” Gyula Sági


“Energy, repetition, order, and disorder are the main principles of the Universe. So I chose them to be the basis of my working methods. My works are sensitive gesture “paintings” and, due to their repetitive technique, meditative tools for me.” Gyula Sági

1987, Várpalota



University of Western Hungary, SEK – Visual representation in 2D – BA

Selected solo exhibitions


Personal abstractions (with Erika Fábián)  –  Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest


Infiltratum – Várfok Project Room, Budapest


Gyula Sagi – Gallery Stevens, Maastricht

Group exhibitions


8th International Design Symposium 2020 ‘Work in Progress : Mind the Gap’  Bangkok


Exhibition Untitled TZT – Gallery BOS FineArt, The Hague

Papírmagány – Viltin Gallery, Budapest, HU


Meanwhile in Painting – Budapest Gallery, HU

NO (B) ORDERS – Kunstpunkt Berlin

Intercontinental Line 2 #63 – Galerie Abstract Project, Paris

icons \ structures – Elena Dombrovska & Sági Gyula – Mikhail Bulgakov museum, Kijev, UKR


Exhibition Untitled TZT016 – Gallery BOS FineArt, The Hague

Az autizmus mint metafora – ICA-D, Dunaújváros / Szent István Király Museum, Székesfehérvár, HU

Light positions – Rómer Flóris Művészeti és Történeti Múzeum, Győr, HU

Work in Progress 5: Design Spectrum – 5th Rangsit University International Design Symposium, Bangkok

Wealth-of-Art – Royal Bank of Scotland in Richmond


Wealth-of-Art – Ideal Home Show, London

art KARLSRUHE – represented by Várfok Galéria, HU

Oxford International Art Fair – represented by: Wealth-Of-Art London


Symmetrie Oase – povvera Projectspace, Berlin

The act of painting – Galerie Schaufenster, Berlin


Crossroads – Gallerie Oneiro, Paris

Did you say abstract – Gallerie Oneiro, Paris

The act of painting – Gallery Valeur, Nagoja

The act of painting – Casa Sakanoue, Yokohama

The act of painting – Temporary Art Center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Artist in residency programmes


Artist-in-Residence programm, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

Artist-in-Residence programm, Paris, Aatoth Atelier