József Zalakovács was born in 1954 and graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1981. His master was Pál Gerzson.
József Zalakovács’s style is multifaceted and experimental. His oeuvre has space for both abstraction and figurativeness, and he is determined and expressive in both genres. In any picture, Zalakovács’s precise, firm technical base shines through. He works with an easily identifiable network of motifs, which lends continuity to his works. He is fond of using geometric shapes: beyond providing the image with structure, they also bear intellectual content.