English Post // 2021.03.08
Lydia: Hello and good afternoon Bogi; it’s so good to see you again, and thanks for inviting me and taking the time for this interview.
Bogi Nagy: It’s good to have you, Lydia. I am delighted to have been selected as artist of the month for the English Post community!
- Are you a night owl or an early bird?
Bogi Nagy: I’m absolutely a night owl; I love working through when the city is asleep.
- Where do you get your inspiration for your art from?
Bogi Nagy: I am my own muse.
- Do you have any artistic role models?
Bogi Nagy: I am inspired by female artists with strong personalities, such as Niki de Saint Phalle and Frida Kahlo.
- Do you get angry about criticism?
Bogi Nagy: No, not really… everyone has different perceptions, and therefore art is relative.
- What are you proud of?
Bogi Nagy: I’m proud of my determination.
- Where would you like to be exhibited once in your lifetime?
Bogi Nagy: At the Giardini Botanici Hanbury (Botanic Garden Hanbury), also known as Villa Hanbury, which is about 40 kilometres away from Nice on the Côte d’Azur.
- What is your favourite place and your favourite part of town in Nuremberg?
Bogi Nagy: My absolute favourite place is my unique art studio. In addition, I like special places that enjoy cult status like Meisengeige, Café Bar Wanderer or the ballroom of Bäckerhof. Generally, I’m a huge fan of the Old Town of Nuremberg.
- What do you always have at home in the fridge?
Bogi Nagy: Best quality cheese and Franconian beer for my husband.
- What is your favourite dish?
Bogi Nagy: Kettle goulash (Kesselgulasch), a typical Hungarian culinary speciality, passed down from my father to me, is unbeatable.
- Who would you definitely not want to sit at a table with?
Bogi Nagy: Depends; who is sitting at the table.
- What character traits do you appreciate or value in others?
Bogi Nagy: I appreciate people with courage who are, at the same time, cheerful and heartwarming and go through life with an inspiring attitude and a positive mindset.
- How do you relax?
Bogi Nagy: I do what I love! So I’m relaxed when I ‘m fully immersedin my art.
- Where is your next trip going to be?
Bogi Nagy: Skyspace-Lech, a walk-through piece of conceptual art designed by US artist James Turell, located at Tannegg/Oberlech in the province of Vorarlberg in Austria.
- What dream do you want to fulfil yourself?
Bogi Nagy: To realize my own artist colony, according to my building plans and art teachings. I wrote my bachelor’s thesis about it. I am currently applying for the necessary funding. So, keep your fingers crossed for me!
- Life is too short to…
Bogi Nagy: …work for someone else’s dreams.
Lydia: It was wonderful meeting you today, and I really appreciate that you set aside time for this interview.
Bogi Nagy: My pleasure.
Text: Lydia Taylor