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An artwork by Barnabas Lakatos Gelleri. It shows a bright green dragon-like figure facing the viewer against a brightly coloured background, with two blue snakes on either side.

Daily Helping for October 18th, 2023 – Barnabás Lakatos-Gelléri

Hungary is one of the many countries where it’s become a much more scary place to be queer in recent years. In 2021, the conservative government of Viktor Orbán passed a law targeting “LGBTQ propaganda”. Which is ridiculous, because demanding your human rights is not propaganda. But I digress. Unfortunately, this law has resulted in the suppression of queer artists, but thankfully, many still thrive. For example, I recently came across the works of Budapest-based Barnabás Lakatos-Gelléri. His pieces are bright, vibrant, and wonderfully whimsical, and I love them. I can only hope that he will have a long and successful career. Hopefully one that is free from oppression.

Suggestions for artists I should check out? Please contact me with your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your daily helping of art!