Archive for June, 2010

Interview with Maria Varga-Hansen, Artist from Hungary


Maria Varga-HansenMaria Varga-Hansen aka Vargamari, is an artist from Hungary, who has lived in Hungary, Austria, Greece, and the USA. She rediscovered her passion for painting much later in life and her favourite medium for art is encaustic. Currently based in Racine, WI in the USA, she currently teaches art to children.

You can connect with Vargamari on facebook and visit her website for more information and to purchase her art.

View Vargamari’s art portfolio. You can also view her paintings at the end of the interview.


ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your art.

Vargamari: My name is Maria Varga-Hansen, a.k.a. Vargamari, was born in Budapest, Hungary.

I believe I was born as an artist … I was always drawing and painting in my childhood (I had some problem with it in the school, doing it also at math-lessons…), then I stopped at 13 because I prepared myself to become an actress. I studied as an actress and had practiced it more than 8 years, but was not happy … long story … I left my profession and started to weave self-designed textiles, at that time already played with colors again … had an own textile-shop for hand-weaving in Budapest, with some employments, I was very successful with it, but it was not “my way”.

I always missed something…

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Interview with Ognjen Karabegović – Photographer in Croatia


OgnJen KarabegovicOgnjen was born in Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1959, and has a degree in Law. He started taking pictures in high school. He curently lives in Zagreb. He has had exhibitions in Canada in 2008, and in Zagreb in 2009 and 2010.

You can connect with Ognjen on facebook or you can also see his photography at EyeFetch, Jpg Mag, and Digital Photographer

You can also reach him through his contact info below:

Email Ognjen

Telephone: +385 1 4620 155

Mobile: +385 99 411 64 46

Skype: ogymaster7


View Ognjen’s photographs. You can also view his photograpy after the interview below.


ExtraImaginary: Please give us a background of yourself and your photography.

I was born in Banja Luka, in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1959, and that’s where I got my degree in Law, back in 1986. As far as photography goes, I started taking pictures in high school and contined through my time in the University, since it was always a very important hobby of mine (if you could even call something you take as seriously and dedicate as much time to, a mere hobby). I moved to Zagreb during the nineties, where I live now, and after a pause, I started actively involving myself in photography again in 2000, this time working with digital cameras. I joined the local Photography club and later became a member of the Croatian photographers’ association, and started exhibiting my photographs, both independently and in group exhibitions. These included independent exhibitions in Canada in 2008, and Zagreb in 2009 and 2010.

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