István Orosz was born in Hungary in 1951. He was trained as a graphic designer at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest. After graduation in 1975, he became involved with theatre, as a stage designer. István likes to use visual paradox and illusionistic approaches while following traditional printing techniques such as woodcutting and etching. He also tries to renew the technique of anamorphosis. Themes of the natural sciences, especially of geometry and optics appear in most of his works.
István is a regular participant in the major international biennials of posters and graphic art (Brno, Warsaw, Toyama, Fort Collins, Lahti) and his works has been shown in many individual and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. Occasionally he participates in international designer and artist congresses (Brasil, Holland, Czech Republic, Mexico, Israel, Italy, and USA). Istvan is the Co-founder of D.O.P.P. artist group, film director at the Pannonia Film Studio, guest teacher at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest and member of Hungarian Art Academy.