Ildiko Rostas is a visual artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. Ildiko has enjoyed making art from an early age. She studied under various painters in addition to attending art and design schools both in Europe and Canada.
Ildiko has been exhibiting and selling her art in Romania, Hungary, Austria, Sweden, Canada and U.S. For a brief time she also tried herself in the fashion industry creating timeless evening wear pieces for women. Ultimately Ildiko realized that her true passion lies in creating art and that she could express herself better through painting. She is currently dedicating her time to creating new works of art.
One of her biggest accomplishments to date was a purchase by the Hungarian Government of a portrait of Nagy Imre which she exhibited in a group show with HuVac (Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada) for the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.The painting is currently being showcased at Hungarian Consulates globally and will eventually become a part of the permanent collection at a museum in Budapest, Hungary.
In our individual journeys through time we are each influenced and transformed by the places, people and the events of our past. Memories, conscious or subliminal, permeate our thoughts and shape our journey into the future. With her paintings she strives to establish a sense of place, while exploiting the tension between figuration and abstraction to express energy and passion.
Through a contemporary approach to portraiture, she explores the rich terrain of individual identity and what is revealed in the intimate moments of seeing and being seen.