Sándor Rácmolnár was born in Miskolc (Hungary) in 1960 and lives in Budapest. He studied printmaking at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited his works internationally in solo and group shows. His painting on the Berlin Wall is titled “Waiting for a new Prometheus”.
Born in Miskolc (Hungary) in 1960, Sándor Rácmolnár studied printmaking at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. His varied oeuvre includes embroideries and prints as well as drawings and paintings on paper, canvas, and wood. His work combines elements of Pop, graffiti, comic, and commercial art, in new, satirical contexts. He has exhibited internationally in solo and group shows and received several awards for his art.
Sándor Rácmolnár‘s abstract painting “Waiting for a new Prometheus” shows a figure studded with thorns. Three smaller figures are walking up its back, one carrying a sun, another a lightbulb, and the third some flames. The symbols and the title refer to the ancient myth of Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to give to humankind but was punished for doing so by Zeus, father of the gods. The painting could be seen as a critique of blind faith in progress and vain hope for a liberator.