István Havadi-Nagy-Dávid

Photography artist based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Artist Statement

I have always considered the immediate surrounding reality (the landscape, the city, the objects, and the people) a basis to be transformed into uncanny, and a means to convey emotions, personal ideas, and new meanings. Figurative and abstract representations intermingle in achieving this visual desire. Some of the major themes I explore in my artworks are the relationship with our surroundings, the emotional impact of the urban landscape, human presence in the world and personal identity, outward-looking manifestations of a belief system, and the geometry of the mundane.

As I focus on several different aesthetic approaches, subjects, and themes in my art, I use a variety of photographic techniques ranging from digital to analog photography, AI-generated images, and materializing them using a wide range of historic and alternative or digital printing.

And … No … never will I shoot your wedding, funeral, or anything else in-between.


present: Ph.D. student at Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
M.A. in Explorations in visual arts, with a focus on photography and video art at Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
B.A. in Photography, Video art, and Digital image at Art and Design University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania


self portrait istvan havadi gumoil print art photography gumoil print

“Self Portrait”

Photograph taken by my sister, gumoil handmade photographic print on Fabriano Pittura paper, 30×42 cm, 2019

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