Keresztesi’s use of figures and subject matter is brilliant, and his attention to detail is even more so. His artistic practice spans oil on canvas, coal drawings, works on paper and even installations, although he’s been mainly focusing on painting these past years. After graduating from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2012, the Budapest-based painter went on to make a name for himself – he was the recipient of the Derkovits Gyula Scholarship for three consecutive years. Since then, he’s landed exhibitions worldwide from Mexico to Berlin, to New York, Malmö (Sweden), Prague and Dresden, among others. In today’s interview, we discuss some of the pivotal moments in his career, his love for Surrealism and his artistic evolution.