The perfection of the world - or the perfect world (excerpt, author: Kathren Reinhold, art historian and writer, Germany 2006) The focal point of Éva Kónya’s art is the Rose – a flower that manifests the ultimate divine proportion whose unique appearance is the embodiment of harmony and perfection. While exploring the correlations between the quest for truth, universal truths and the universe itself, the artist finds inspiration in the symbolic language of the rose – a language that brings together cultures, nations and people. (...) Micro cosmoses – flowers – grow into macro cosmoses reflective of the world. Each tells a story of its own, each being a piece of the big puzzle - the essence of life. Like bricks, Éva Kónya’s roses tell tales of love, a zest for life, passion, charm, respect, reflection as well as of elegance, uniqueness, pride and the omnipresent spirit of life. In Éva Kónya’s art, spirituality joins human intellect in the imagery of the ancient icon painting tradition. Éva Kónya’s roses tell the story of her life. Born in Hungary, she moved to Hamburg, Germany, where she gained her degree in graphic design and worked as art director for magazine publishers – until swapped the urban way of life for Mallorca, Spain, where she found personal fulfilment as a painter. Her artistic sentiment is that of the Dutch masters: flowers are floral creatures and symbols and represent the artist’s eternal quest for (sun)light and for the individual as much as the notions of soul, joy, transformation and change. Everything is changing. Everything is a big, whole One. Éva Kónya was born in Hungary. She started to study graphic design in Budapest and eventually gained her degree in graphic design in Hamburg. Today, she lives and works in Palma de Mallorca.