Brigitta Both was born in Hungary in 1978. After studying fashion design in Budapest, she worked in the fashion industry as a womenswear and graphic designer for fifteen years. She has been captivated by contemporary arts from a very young age, it was not until she moved to England in 2007 that she started expressing herself through painting, photography and collages. These experiments were meant to be her personal project; she kept her works private, never thought of being exhibited. Having to experience loneliness, isolation and cultural shock in Oxford like many foreigners who struggle with fitting in a different society, Brigitta found comfort in creating. She used art as self-therapy. This explains why her works seem so personal to the viewer, perhaps sometimes even unusually intimate. Let them be paintings, collages, photography or video art, the starting point of her works is always a personal experience.
After living in the United Kingdom for 8 and a half years Brigitta moved to Barcelona in 2015. Being convinced by her close friends and family to present her works, she had her first exhibitions and in 2017 she won the 15th BBVA de Pintura Ricard Camí Award with her painting Synchronized. A work for which the jury has highlighted the “perfect blend of two pictorial concepts, realism and abstraction, the approach to minimalism and the absence and silence that transmits through the contrast of black and white”.
As she tells in an interview, winning the award took her as an incredible surprise. Synchronized portrays two people who find stability and harmony in each other, but apparently no one else is allowed in their world; they show their back to the viewer.
In 2018 her solo exhibition 'Monochrome' was shown at the Centre Cultural Terrassa, Spain in conjunction with the Ricard Camí Award.
Interested and inspired by psychology, her works are profound pieces with a powerful psychological component that fuse the figurative and abstract worlds. Her subjects deal with our daily mental struggles, our desperate need for harmony, beauty, security and love in a world where those are not easy to find. Nevertheless, her works attempt to show that beauty is everywhere around us and the ability of recognising it can help us through the difficulties.
- Connection (solo exhibition), Madrid, Spain - organised by the Embassy of Hungary, Madrid
- Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, USA
- Connection (solo exhibition), N2 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- Art New York (art fair), New York, USA - represented by N2 Gallery
- Memento (solo exhibition), EART - Espai d'Educació Artística i Creació Contemporània, Tallers Oberts, Barcelona, Spain
- Cheryl Hazan Gallery (collective exhibition), New York, USA
- Context Art Miami (art fair), Miami, USA - represented by N2 Gallery
- Skin (collective exhibition), N2 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- Monochrome (solo exhibition), Centre Cultural Terrassa, Terrassa, Spain
- Blaue Stunde VIII (collective video art festival), Alte Feuerwache Köln, Cologne, Germany
- Premio BBVA de Pintura Ricard Camí (collective exhibition), Centre Cultural Terrassa, Terrassa, Spain
- Fragile (solo exhibition), Olivart Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- Pas a pas (collective exhibition), Olivart Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- One Collage - One Song (solo exhibition and concert with Professor Nazneen Rahman), Olivart Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- Fearless (solo exhibition), Olivart Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
- Art en Femení (collective exhibition), Auditori Barradas, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Private collections in the United States, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom and Hungary.