My name is Fajgerné Dudás Andrea Júlia and I got my degree as a painter in June 2011 at Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, under the wings of Drozdik Orsolya. I am a paintress and I consider myself as a member of the new generation of women artists, while I also accept the role of wife and a mother. I feel it is a radical decision to wear and use my husband’s surname (Fajgerné) and to express my belonging to him surrounded by women artists who do not act the same way. To be married and to take responsibility is important – as I think – however it seems that this responsibility is missing from my generation; so thus I took it as an important part of my identity and my art.

In my work I am extremely aware and conscious. For me to create a picture does not begin with the first stroke of the brush, but it has always been anticipated with a narrow plan. This plan contains the exact details of the picture, its unique size, its compositional scheme, its colors and imagined style. At the university I began to create oil paintings and the technical experiments I took until then, started to transform. I re-used, appropriated pictures that I know only from museums’ collections, those from the periphery of the great history of art. I have chosen and researched paintresses and re-interpreted their favoured subject matters, in other words I use the traditional female subject matters to inspire my art, that is why I painted self-portraits or female artists taking their road to a battle and also that is the reason I painted still-lives with lilies. I research on the work method of paintresses from 1400 to 1950’s and I try to analyze their point of view. These artists have been erased purposely from the artistic discourse of the patriarchal society, they had no chance to study as artists, unless they had a male artist relative. In this case they could become artist and could create high level artworks, like in Artemisia Gentileschi’s, Angelika Kauffmann’s and Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s case.

I spent 4 months with Erasmus in Dresden in 2010 where I studied Rosalba Carriera’s collection and Maria Sybilla Merian’s albums with the aim to learn from them. I developed a long-term cooperation between the Hochschule für bildende Künste Drezden and the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts Budapest, as a curator I organize exhibitions at both universities. Besides my research and my art I take interviews with contemporary Hungarian female artists with my art historian partner, Dudás Barbara. If I see a painting made by a paintress I instantly take a photo of it, because I think it is a rare phenomenon.

Unglaublich Hässlich: http://www.mke.hu/node/32549

FIKA katalógus:

 

"Különleges interaktív művészeti játéknak lehetnek a részesei a gyöngyösiek a következő hetekben."Borbándi Erik
2011.10.27. http://gyongyostv.hu/index.php?page=hirek&;;view=5699

Interjú a Gyöngyösi Városi TV Nápolyi Műsorában, 2011.10.25.:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHMrM97SuMY 
"....festőművész a maga periférikus látásmódjának és rebellis alkotói vénájának segítségével láttatja nőisége tudatának legrejtettebb érzéséit."
2011. április, Műértő:

 

      "Örök boldogság címmel nyílt meg Fajgerné Dudás Andrea Júlia kiállítása a Magyar Plakát Házban — miként a köszöntőjében említette Kőfalvi Csilla, a ház igazgatója — éppen nőnapon. " Ruzsinszky Klementina  http://www.kanizsahir.hu/kanizsahir/web/?id=467

 "A látens feminista"In.team katalogus:

"A Képzőművészeti Egyetem kortárs kiállításán a festő hallgatók legjobb munkáiból tekinthettek meg egy válogatást az érdeklődő vendégek."2009. http://artsandbusiness.hu/bemutatkozas/referenciaink/22-muveszek-es-menedzserek-2009.html