Tamás Soós is one of the greatest masters of metaphysical Hungarian painting. In his works, the theme of melancholy emerges again and again as a multilingual cantus firmus. Since the 1990s, which is considered as the beginning of the painter’s greatest period, Tamás Soós' works are marked by the semantic range and formal properties of melancholy, human figures became palpable in his vertical, amorphous shapes – be that in the form of painted symbols or black papier-mâché sculptures. It was at this point, that a systematizing, leitmotif became tangible in Tamás Soós’s work based on existential cogitations or, rather, engaged in a constant dialogue with its own thoughts concerning the human condition.
Tamás Soós (1955) was born in Budapest, Hungary. Graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (1985). Since 1985, participates in exhibitions, taken part in more than 100 group shows and organized 37 solo shows. Tamás Soós’ artworks are in many public art collections: Hungarian National Gallery (Budapest, Hungary), Ludwig Museum (Budapest, Hungary), Budapest History Museum (Budapest, Hungary), Kiscell Museum (Budapest, Hungary), King St. Stephen Museum (Székesfehérvár, Hungary), Janus Pannonius Museum (Pécs, Hungary), Lentos Art Museum (Linz, Austria), Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum (Graz, Austria), Albertina (Vienna, Austria), Galerie der Stadt Wels (Wels, Austria), Ludwig Forum for International Art (Aachen, Germany), Kupferstich- Kabinet, der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen (Dresden, Germany), Moderna Galerija (Skopje, Macedonia), KIASMA, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland), Kleist Museum (Frankfurt/Oder, Germany), Crawford Municipal Art Gallery (Cork, Ireland), Embassy of Hungary (Washington, USA) and others.