Molnár Zoltán (1937-1999) graduated the Institute of Fine Arts „Ioan Andreescu” from Cluj-Napoca. He was a professor at the Faculty of Arts in Timișoara (1963-1972), and later on he was a graphic designer for the Hungarian State Theatre from Timișoara, when he also collaborated with the National Opera from Timișoara, as a theatre designer. He made himself known especially because of his monumental works in open air (in Carei, Tășnad, Satu Mare, Ploiești, Sinaia), next to the monumental work in the concert hall of the National College of Arts „Ion Vidu” from Timișoara. In 1968, he exhibited next to Grupul 111, in Kalinderu Hall from București. Concerned with the correspondence and harmony between sound and form, his works blend mathematical composition and chromatic rigours, elements which always lead to visual musicality.
Selected exhibitions: Visual Artists from Transylvania, Budapest (1996); The Hungarian State Theatre from Timișoara (1983, solo); Helios Gallery, Timișoara (1973, solo); Five artists from Timișoara, Kalinderu Hall, Bucharest (1968).
Molnár Zoltán staked his artistic activity on a non-figurative approach, inspired by nature, which metamorphosed elements of the real world in painting. The rigor and geometricity characteristic of constructivism will have strong echoes in his painting, as his way of working tried to harmonize clear shapes, well-defined rhythms, and refined chromatics. As proof of this, the artist invoked connections of his work with two areas of knowledge which are quintessentially abstract: mathematics and music. His activity also includes graphical works, developed during the 1970s, in collaborations with the Hungarian State Theatre and the National Opera in Timișoara.