Born on November 25 of 1947 in Budapest,
he emigrated 1956 to Vienna / Austria where he works since 1971
The main part of his work are acryl paintings. The paintings impress through
their rich, glowing colors, several small areas of each color are applied on
a single painting. The paintings are trips through the microcosm, small
organic elements, cells glued together, most of the time framed in black, similar
to a cross section of a cellular tissue viewed through a microscope.
A repeating theme in Baksa's art is the relationship between man and woman -
symbol and expression of his philosophy of life. Close related to this and therefore
often the central element in his work is the female and especially the female
Not only because of this interest the second field of Baksa's artistic expression
is the nude photography. His photos are a homage to the aesthetic of the
female body. Beside the simple display J. P. von Baksa created a new variation
of the photographic presentation of the female body: using a body as the background
for projections. Applying blending technique he projects various sujets - abstract
paintings, but also skylines from all over the world - on a nude female body.
From these motives, sometimes ranging from dressed to tattooed, sometimes with
a tendency towards metamorphose, the bodies receive a unique complexity and multi
Jean Pierre von Baksa is nicknamed "Homo ästheticus". Negativ
eand destructive elements do not occur in his work. His art shows positive
strength and pleasure. They are documents of a rarely reached harmony in expression,
shape and color.
In 1973 the artist opened his own gallery in the center of Vienna. Not only does
this gallery function as environment for exhibiting his work, which includes
- beside painting and photography - sculptures, design of illumination
and interior decoration, but is also an art- and communication center for artists
and people interested in art.
Jean Pierre von Baksa is represented with six paintings in the "Albertina" in
Vienna, the worlds largest graphic collection.