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“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” - Georgia O’Keeffe
Zsuzsa Londe is an abstract artist working in Los Angeles, California. She has moved to California in 1980 leaving her home country, Hungary, and now she is happy to feel at home in both places. Zsuzsa came late to artistic expression which allows her to draw on a rich life full of travels and experiences. Colors drive the compositions of this self-taught artist and she refers to Georgia O’Keefe (above) when she says: “painting is my way of speaking – and I have a lot to say.”
About Zsuzsa Londe
PhD - Applied Linguistics - UCLA
MA - Applied Linguistics - UCLA
BA - Linguistics (summa cum laude) - UCLA
Simultaneous Interpretation (French() - Budapest/Hungary
College of Foreign Trade and Business – Budapest/Hungary
Languages: Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian
Zsuzsa's educational foundation has Hungarian roots of speaking five languages, attending a foreign trade and business college, and a simultaneous-interpreting school before starting a new life in Los Angeles. After the initial struggles, alone in a “foreign” country, she went back to school and got a PhD in Applied Linguistics. Teaching English as a Second Language to graduate students at USC were wonderful years in her academic life. After retiring she began focusing on her artistic endeavors. She has taken many art classes over the years in Los Angeles, Budapest, and Tuscany, and she keeps learning from others to improve her technical and artistic skills. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
About the Artistic Process
“The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” Pablo Picasso
Adding to the above quote: it is therefore the feelings paintings evoke that matter. My aim is to create mostly abstract work often by combining lyrical and powerful images, or by creating a combination of colors and shapes or just geometrical elements that evoke good feelings. Colors drive my ideas which I let percolate in my head until it becomes clear what the the outcome should be. At this point I go through a certain urgency to put the ideas on canvas. This is when I get into the state of “flow,” but the process of getting the outcome I imagined can take weeks or months. The feeling of "done" is ecstatic - each time.