This enamel work, Five Musician Girls, by Australian artist Tibor Szakos features gold inlaid into the work. Tibor Szakos works alongside his wife who is also an artist. Tibor Szakos uses the copper medium to enhance the texture of his work.
Tibor and Kamilla Szakos’ artwork consists mainly of enameled copper panels in classic “Limoges” style from the 15th and 16th century.
The art of fusing coloured enamels onto precious metal dates back to ancient Egypt. During the Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic periods, Goldsmiths and Jewelers would use this process of enameling as substitutes for precious metals. The popularity of enamel throughout the ages was due not only to its great variety of colour and design, but also to its durability and resistance to wear. Even though these artists are popular among collectors, Tibor and Kamilla are now one of the very few working to this level in the enamel medium. You can read more about the history of enameling here.
Tibor Szakos is a visual artist and interior designer. His studies in Hungary and Czechoslovakia led him to work as an artist specializing in metal. He undertook many commissions to make many murals and large scale works in copper and steel.
Kamilla Szakos’ father is a well known graphic artist in Budapest.
From 1991 – 1995 they both studied fine enamel art in the international creative workshops in Kecskemet in Hungary. It is an important school for all European goldsmiths and metal artists. After these workshops Tibor and Kamilla work at an increasingly high standard.
The National Enamel Exhibition in Sydney exhibits their enamel work and has done since 1993.
Gannon House Gallery represents Tibor and Kamilla Szakos in Sydney currently and have done for over twenty years. The long established relationship with Gannon house gallery means that the clients of the Gallery have one of the best selections of Enamel to choose from.