Budapest based Lili Abigel Gulbert is a sought-after Architect and Systemic Change Strategist. Apart from having reached dizzying heights in her professional career, Lili is very eager to show a side to her, which has been hidden from the public for too long; not only is Lili an accomplished engineer of organisations but an effortlessly elegant, genuine, and astoundingly talented artist.
Lili was born in Hungary in 1979, and graduated as an architect in 2006. Between the two dates Lili was busy growing up and studying — like her peers. Unlike her peers though, she was a standout mind with rather unconventional lines of thoughts, which merits made her to be borrowed by leading companies around the world to work for them after her graduation from University of Pécs. She has established herself since as a virtuoso System Innovator.
Lili received a formal art training at her university as part of the architectural curriculum, and she specialized in painting. While being bold, and experimental have always been characteristics of her method, painting as a form of self expression and field of experimentation was given a miss for a period of time by her, only to be revisited recently. Lili was once again struck by the stirring creative powers and dynamism one can express through painted colors on a piece of paper. She launched her experimental project — labelled “Lilush Experiment” — and created over 100 paintings in the course of 25 weeks to rediscover the immense complexity she can manifest through rapid painting in relatively small scales.
To learn more about her precepts for her artistry, please read the artist’s statement:
"Two years ago I created ‘Lilush Experiment’ as my art micro-culture to define an empty space as an opportunity to discharge myself. I wished to break free, I wished to blast myself out from my body’s helplessness without paralysing thoughts. I just wanted to move at full blast. I wanted my gestures to shout. At this time not consciously but instinctively, I started to explore my relieving gestures with the ink wash painting technique. Through intense body work i started to feel energised. I experienced the power of my repressed emotions erupting from my arms and leading my hand like an avalanche on the white paper. I wanted to live. As time went by the sublimative art process became a part of my daily life. Later on the exploration of gestures got conscious and I wanted to learn to control these strong, disruptive emotions. At this point I started to concentrate on how this gesturing bodywork could be the practice of the focusing. This is an alert attentive state where you are able to perceive your reality to its full extent. My experimentation was about to explore the role of the gesturing body in the imaginative perception of desired future situations. At this time colours and a variety of materials appeared in my artistic work; pencil, ball-point pen, acrylic, marker, many kind of pastels and inkpencil. Vibrant colours and expressive gestures began to transform me and my life. I became the active creator of my life. I believe that my gestures are able to transfer the power of the meaning, what moves inside those who perceive my artworks by the resonance."