Vojtech Kӧkény - The Settlement Podhorany

created: 30. 06. 2022 13:07 modified: 30. 06. 2022 13:08

The 61 cm x 43 cm drawing shows a portrait of a man from a Romani settlement in Podhorany. The technique used is ore on paper. The author is Vojtech Kökény. The image is signed in the lower right corner of the drawing, the drawing was created in 2001. The painting was part of the collection built by the civic association Jekhetane-Spolu, which supported the work of Romani artists.

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

author: Vojtech Kӧkény

category: fine arts

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Vojtech Kӧkény - Pegasus

created: 30. 06. 2022 12:54 modified: 30. 06. 2022 12:55

The drawing measuring 61 cm x 43 cm shows a portrait of a horse - Pegasus. The technique used is ore on paper. The author is Vojtech Kökény. The image is signed in the lower right corner of the drawing, the drawing was created in 2001. The painting was part of the collection built by the civic association Jekhetane-Spolu, which supported the work of Romani artists.

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

author: Vojtech Kӧkény

category: fine arts

tags: secular material artistic 2D artifact drawing Vojtech Kӧkény general audience internal



Vojtech Kӧkény - Jozef Ravasz József

created: 30. 06. 2022 11:22 modified: 30. 06. 2022 11:22

The drawing measuring 101 cm x 74 cm portrays the Romani writer Jozef Ravasz Jozsef. The technique used is rudka on paper. The author is Vojtech Kökény. The picture is signed on the lower right corner, the drawing was created in 2001. The painting was part of the collection built by the civic association Jekhetane-Spolu, which supported the work of Romani artists.

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

author: Vojtech Kӧkény

category: fine arts

tags: secular material artistic 2D artifact drawing Vojtech Kӧkény general audience internal



Vojtech Kӧkény - Antigypsism

created: 30. 06. 2022 10:52 modified: 30. 06. 2022 10:55

The painting on sololit measuring 10cm x 74 cm without name. The name Antigypsism was created by a cataloger. The technique used is painting on sololit. The author is Vojtech Kökény. The painting portrays a man writing the racial slogans on the wall. The painting is signed in lower left corner,  the year of its creation is not written. The painting was part of the collection built by the civic association Jekhetane-Spolu, which supported the work of Romani artists.

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

 

author: Vojtech Kӧkény

category: fine arts

tags: secular material artistic 2D artifact drawing Vojtech Kӧkény general audience internal



Vojtech Kӧkény - The Last Lord of Steppe

created: 30. 06. 2022 10:39 modified: 30. 06. 2022 10:41

The painting on canvas measuring 101 cm x 74 cm is titled The Last Lord of Steppe. The technique used is painting, oil on canvas. The author is Vojtech Kökény. The painting portrays a man sitting on horse. The painting is signed in the lower right corner, the year of creation is 2001. The painting was part of the collection built by the civic association Jekhetane-Spolu, which supported the work of Romani artists.

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

author: Vojtech Kӧkény

category: fine arts

tags: secular material artistic 2D artifact drawing Vojtech Kӧkény general audience internal



Vojtech Kӧkény - Self-portrait

created: 30. 06. 2022 10:09 modified: 30. 06. 2022 10:38

The painting on the wooden panel measuring 32 cm x 45 cm is a self-portrait of the author of the painting. The title of the image is "Self-portrait". The technique used is painting. The author is Vojtech Kökény. The painting is signed, the year of creation is 1988. The painting was part of the collection built by the civic association Jekhetane-Spolu, which supported the work of Romani artists.

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

author: Vojtech Kӧkény

category: fine arts

tags: secular material artistic 2D artifact drawing Vojtech Kӧkény general audience internal



Jaroslav Cicko

created: 29. 06. 2022 12:53 modified: 29. 06. 2022 12:53

Jaroslav Cicko is a well-known Romani artist and sculptor who created his works mainly from wood, but also stone.
He was born on March 25, 1939 in Martin and died on November 18, 2010 in Horná Štubňa in the district of Turčianske Teplice.
He worked as a toolmaker at the Heavy Engineering Plant in Martin and as a carver at the Martin Studio of Non-Professional Artists. He was a lecturer at symposia of non-professional artists.
In 2000, he exhibited his works and demonstrated various methods of creating his works in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, France and Italy.
The most common motif of his works is a woman in all her forms.

The author of the photo is a Romani photographer Jozef Ferenc. Digital photography was created in 2005 in Bratislava during the journalists' award in the Baroro (Pebbles) competition, which was organized by the Office of the Plenipotentiary of the Government of the Slovak Republic for Roma Communities. In the photo, he presents the award, a wooden sculpture, to TV playwright Markíza D. Paulovičová.

Source:
RNĽ č. 688-694/2005

category: fine arts

tags: secular digital artistic in persona photography Jaroslav Cicko general audience internal



Sestra Atanázia

created: 29. 06. 2022 12:45 modified: 29. 06. 2022 12:46

Sister Atanasia, formerly Mária Holubová, was born in the village of Svetlice near Humenné. She graduated from the Secondary Medical School in Prešov, where, while studying there,  she felt the call of faith. After graduation, she joined the Institute of Social Care in Bardejov, where the nuns of the Order of St. Basil the Great worked as well. In 1972 she secretly entered the novitiate and in 1973 she made her first religious vows. She received her university education at the Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology in Spišské Podhradie. She works in the Roma housing estate Poštárka in Bardejov in a kindergarten and primary school.

The author of the photo is a Romani photographer Jozef Ferenc. Digital photography was taken in 2005 in Bardejov during an interview about Christmas activities at Poštárka.

Source:
RNĽ č. 725-729/2005

www.employment.gov.sk/files/slovensky/uvod/informacie-media/aktuality/uspesne-romske-zeny-profily.pdf

category: fine arts

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Erika Šajgalová

created: 29. 06. 2022 12:40 modified: 29. 06. 2022 12:40

Erika Šajgalová is an artist who grew up in an orphanage, she lives and works in Poprad. In 2003, she started attending the Secondary Art School in Košice, successfully graduating in the field of Design - working with wood. She later graduated from the Secondary Pedagogical School in Košice, as she wanted to work with preschool children. She is a talented portraitist, she prefers to portray children. She illustrated additional textbooks for children: Children's Syllabary and Merry Letters. She also exhibited her work in exhibitions organized by the Jekhetane-Spolu Civic Association under the direction of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová.
A documentary film made by the Košice based film company ATARAX called ERIKA portrays the story of her life and her strong desire for education.

The author of the photo is a Romani photographer Jozef Ferenc. Digital photography was created in 2006 in Rimavská Sobota during the presentation of film documentaries about four Roma artists.

Source of information:
RNĽ č.738-741/2006

category: fine arts

tags: secular digital artistic in persona photography Erika Šajgalová general audience internal



Vojtech Kökény

created: 29. 06. 2022 12:30 modified: 29. 06. 2022 12:34

PhDr. Vojtech Kökény (Kökény Kotyer Béla) was born in 1956 in a Romani settlement in the village of Cakov near Rimavská Seč. He came from a musical family. For many years he worked as a worker on various construction sites in Slovakia and abroad. He devoted himself to fine arts, politics and local activism. As he himself mentions in one of the interviews, he was not a prolific painter. He worked with pencils, water and oil paints. He exhibited his works mainly in the Romani Traveling Gallery, organized by the Civic Association Jekhetane-Spolu under the leadership of Daniela Hivešová-Šilanová. From 1995 to 2005 he worked at the District Office in Rimavská Sobota as a social worker.
He was a member of the Roma Civic Initiative (ROI) party, later joined the Roma Intelligence for Coexistence (RIS) party, and ended his political career in the Roma Coalition Party (SRK). In 2005, he ran for Headperson of the Banská Bystrica Self-Governing Region.

The author of the photo is a Romani photographer Jozef Ferenc. Digital photography was created in 2006 in Rimavská Sobota during the presentation of film documentaries about four Romani artists.

Sources of information:
RNĽ č.738-741/2006

 

category: fine arts

tags: secular digital artistic in persona photography Vojtech Kökény general audience internal


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