With a Buddhist ritual, formal practice followed by a substantial breakfast.
It’s quite a wide range from silence through Miles Davis and Beethoven to Indian and Japanese classical and authentic folk music. Interestingly, though I appreciate Bartók immensely, I’m not touched by his music emotionally.
Awakening the Sleeping Buddha by Tai Situpa XII, which gives me new insights upon each reading. To help make it available to everyone, I published the book in Hungarian. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa has also been a very influential book for me.
Just as it’s important to stay put, it’s equally important to be in motion, because change keeps your mind sharp and distance can give you greater insight. Lately it’s been Thailand with its sensual and relaxed atmosphere and Buddhist culture, where I‘ve been creating works with my friend Tawan Wattuya for 7 years. In 2014, we’ll have an exhibition of our joint works at Tang Gallery in Bangkok.
My wife is a real whizz in the kitchen, so I usually eat at home, but I’m also open to surprises.
In recent years mostly the Internet.
I only read magazines occasionally and only the ones that have to do with art.
My favourite piece is always the one that suits my mood so it keeps changing.
There aren’t any. Once in the '70s I switched clothes with a girl at the FMK culture centre for fun and went partying. We even managed to shake up the elegantly dressed guests at a banquet on Fishermen’s Bastion.
I have very little contact with fellow artists, and though I don’t ask for anyone’s opinion, I gladly discuss my own or other people’s art.
Nearly all of them... for different reasons. The ones that seemingly haven’t turned out so well are also important, because they help me move forward. I’m the biggest SI-LA-GI collector. My studio is one huge, chaotic treasure store.
With Buddha and Jesus.
Buddha, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and my enlightened Buddhist teachers.
They should look up to the sky more often and realise that everything is fleeting and the universe is infinite, which means things that seem unreal can also be real, though they may only be sensed, rather than being visible.
Even if I finish them physically, they continue their work in themselves and also in me.