I am sure Dezső Váli could come up with the appropriate answer to that question. If I’m working, I wake up every morning thinking that what I did the day before is not yet perfect. I should have left it the way it was the day before that. So my day starts with facing failure. But that is what motivates me. That is why I create so many works. If I do not have any artistic work, my mornings are usually boring, I do not even remember how they start.
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. I am not an expert on music. I do not connect with or understand today’s music (e.g. hit songs or operettas).
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann.
I do not like to travel. I have been to a lot of places, including art colonies. People think they’ll change if they travel somewhere. But wherever I am, I act the same as I do at home. I do not adapt to the new environment. I do not long to travel abroad.
The radio is always on when I work, this is how I get informed, but otherwise it does not really interest me.
I don’t read any.
Smoking, tie, bowler hat.
If I work for a client, I have to consider a lot of criteria. So I do not really like that. I do not have any favourite works, I have not made one yet. I am a collector of my own work. I create pieces that I like. I am not bitter at all. I work because I want to get to know myself. It’s a game.
With a colleague of mine, Gyula Kovács, with whom I made most of my murals. He got me into the habit of drinking coffee. I have not drunk coffee since he passed away. We taught together at the College of Applied Arts.
Gentry painter Ferenc Simon who took me to his drawing workshop. Three of us attended, and he held such great workshops that all three of us were admitted to college. This was in Mezőkövesd.
Try to make a living of doing what you love. Everybody gets old, and if you spend your life doing what you do not really like, you will realise that you have done nothing.
Sometimes a piece gets damaged and then I reshape it. Sometimes I do not like what I have done and start over. So, in a nutshell, yes.