A native of Hungary, Judit Varga became an American citizen in 2011 and currently works and lives in North Bethesda, Maryland. Her studio overlooks a building reminiscent to the shapes she creates in her sculptures. She says of the location, “It’s an amusing coincidence, maybe part of my fate – who knows? But I like the view. And right behind it, the train station runs by as a daily reminder of passing time.”
Judit began her art in earnest in 2006; she creates sculptural vessels, knots, pods, cocoons, squares, cylinders, and cubes with organic surfaces in rich muted colors – earthy rust and ochre, deep cobalt, murky brown and grey. She views her art as her quiet language to communicate with the outside world.
Each piece begins as a thick slab of clay that she stretches to create surface tension. She then adds colored slips to the clay while it is still wet, cohesively bonding the color to the clay, creating one material. She allows the material to be itself, enabling the natural qualities to shine through.