George Baloghy’s style can be described as realism, although it is a particular kind of realism which is hardened and sharpened to be something more dramatic. By heightening colour and contrast, Geroge creates a reality, not quite like the world that we see but a more ideal, intense and edgy world. Urban landscapes 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. Baloghy is an established New Zealand painter, having exhibited regularly in NZ and overseas for over 30 years.
George’s 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 including the Auckland Art Gallery; Christchurch Ary Gallery and The Wallace Arts Trust