Marika Varady was born in Sydney, Australia in 1961.
She studied painting in Sydney at the National Art School and later spent two years at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany studying post graduate painting.
A professional painter for 22 years, Varady has participated in over 60 exhibitions both in Australia and overseas, including 10 solo exhibitions.
Marika has been a finalist in many competitions including the Norvill Art Prize, ANL Maritime Art Prize, Mosman Art Prize, World Year of Physics Prize, Travelling Art Scholarship, Waverley Art Prize and was the winner of the Bondi Youth Art Award.
Varady’s works are in various private collections in Australia, Europe, United Kingdom, New Zealand and USA.
Marika Varady makes her own paints by mixing raw pigments and various oil based mediums.
Through this manipulation of pigment, Varady has constructed a series of complex, ambiguous worlds, shimmering somewhere between reality and abstraction.
Educated in the Northern Romantic genre, Varady is inspired by the poetry, literature and music.
Her deftly coloured paintings transport the onlooker into a vibrant, strange, yet somehow familiar world - a world full of space and time.
It is through this milieu that Varady searches for the sublime.