George Baloghy



George Baloghy is an established New Zealand professional painter, having exhibited regularly in NZ and overseas for over thirty years. His style can be described as realism, although it is a particular kind of realism, hardened and sharpened to be something more dramatic. By heightening colour and contrast he creates a reality not quite like the world that we see, but more ideal, more intense, edgy. 

Urban Landsacpes form the backbone of his output. These are an ongoing historical record of the city evolving around him, usually with the banal narratives of ordinary street life. Occasionally he has forays into rural and coastal scenery as well.  Another parallel stream of work deals with appropriated imagery from other artists, often with humour. Also sometimes themes that are close to Pop Art, Surrealism and Symbolism. These are depicted as alternative realities, with humour and wit, and contain commentaries on how we see. Art Historical references abound. There is generally more to the paintings than meets the eye, depending on your knowledge of Art History and sometimes local events. His city landscapes are effectively history paintings of a moment in time. Many, particularly from the 1980s have become absolute history paintings, as Auckland City tore itself apart and reinvented itself.

His work is included in the curricula of University art history programmes, and he has work in almost all the major public art museums in New Zealand.

George Baloghy has worked professionally as an artist since 1993.

Captain Cook sails past the Pinnacles Circus Circus Flight of the Cabrio Three Kings Quarry
Giants in the Landscape Maungakiekie to Maungaphau Three Musicians on Kararangahape Road One Tree Hill to Rangitoto
Mt Eden to North Head Mt Eden Village from Circus Circus, 2014 Mt Eden Village from Mountain to Mobil Cucksey's Corner
Mother and Child (Picasso) Mt Eden Village, 1924 Taranaki (Triptych) Street Acrobats, Ponsonby Three Lamps
Street Tumblers at the Monterey Cafe, Grey Lynn  Taranaki  1st grade meat Antipodean Olympia
Capricorn Motors A New Day in Auckland Official Hedge Pita Pitt
Art Deco House, Mt Eden Village  (2017) Bus Stop Under the Hil 1986 Hahei with Pheasant
Paihia Waterfront