Erika Balogh

Artist, Graphic Designer, and Educator
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas USA
As a visual artist, I am fascinated with symbolism, colors, and decorative art. In my new artworks, I concentrate on the analysis of patterns and symmetry. The focus of my exploration is to illustrate geometric and irregular shapes and the patterns created by their repetition. Patterns can be found in nature and in human creations abundantly.
Symmetry is a shared concept in mathematics and art. Symmetrical compositions are aesthetically pleasing and suggesting calmness. Our brains inadvertently seek out symmetry everywhere.

“Create and Destroy #1”
50 x 40 cm
digital art
2018
I used two photographs to create a symmetrical design. With the repetition and rotation of the electric power tower and the leaf motif I formed a sense of harmonious proportion and balance. My intention was to create a contrast between man-made and natural. Our nature is to transform ourselves and our surroundings to make our life easier, more comfortable. The man-made symmetrical design symbolizes creation - life - a precious existence of humanity taken for granted in an unforgiving environment.
"Create & Destroy #2"
50 x 40 cm
digital art
2018
I used two photographs to create a symmetrical design. With the repetition and rotation of the electric power tower and the leaf motif I formed a sense of harmonious proportion and balance. My intention was to create a contrast between man-made and natural.Our nature is to transform ourselves and our surroundings to make our life easier, more comfortable. The man-made symmetrical design symbolizes creation - life - a precious existence of humanity taken for granted in an unforgiving environment.