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The exhibition is open: 26. January, 2018 - 24. March, 2018

Opening: 25th. January, 2018, 7 p.m.

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The next show of the Várfok Gallery is a group exhibition, that has its main axis determined by the inquiry about the role of the colour black in contemporary Hungarian painting through selected works from the Gallery’s permanent artist circle.

Exhibiting artists: franyo AATOTH, Ákos CZIGÁNY, Françoise, GILOT, László GYŐRFFY, Levente HERMAN, Tamás JOVANOVICS, El KAZOVSKY, Károly KESERÜ, Mátyás MISETICS, László MULASICS, Anna NEMES, Endre ROZSDA, János SZIRTES, Péter UJHÁZI, Róbert VÁRADY.

The exhibition poses an exciting circle of questions through which we can talk about the re-emerging problem in cultural and art history of black, as a colour, as a present entity, as matter of a collective consciousness and as an aesthetical phenomenon filled with uniquely rich symbolism.

Since the origin of Mankind, black, as the most ancient colour – or according to the modern colour theory and its achromatic nature, not even a real colour – has been saturated with numerous negative and positive connotations, and bears meanings and associations forged through the years. It is the world’s Alpha, the original, light-absorbing darkness, but at the same time the fertile base, in that light and life can unfold itself. It expresses the demonic realm of the Evil, the pitch-black night, nightmares and fears, not even mentioning about the darkness of death, pain and grief. However, at the same time, it represents humbleness, simplicity, grace and elegance. Black is also a tool to expand universally the dimensions of space and time or, on the contrary, to express the complete lack of these qualities.

Since Malevich’s ‘Black Square’, the Rothko-chapel, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Stella or the lifework of Pierre Soulage, the power of black is unquestionable. In iconic pieces of art it has been used to express perfect reduction, getting back to basics and to remove every superfluous frill. For some it has become the symbol of a dimension’s endpoint and, at the opposite extreme,  the fundamental emblem of nothingness and non-existence. Beside transmitting individual and collective, metaphysical and existential ideas, it is connected with such decisive questions of the 20th century such as the justification of abstract tendencies, liberating and thinking about the very core and essence of art itself. Its importance lives on doubtlessly in contemporary art as well and, artist by artist, it plays a different role, somewhere in the conscience, and, by others, in more of an unconscious way. We are inviting You to a thought-provoking exhibition, where visitors can contemplate these questions amongst selected works of the Várfok Gallery’s artists.

EXHIBITED WORKS:

Mátyás Misetics: Over No. 4
Mátyás MISETICS

Over No. 4
2009 - 70x100 cm - Ed. 1/3 + AP
giclée print, analog photography, scanned film
In the Várfok Gallery

June 26, 2000
Mátyás Misetics: Light Work N°1
Mátyás MISETICS

Light Work N°1
2012 - Serie A: 80x110 cm - Ed. 3 + 2 AP
Serie B: 50x70 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
giclée print on tubond
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2000
Mátyás Misetics: Artificial Light No 3.
Mátyás MISETICS

Artificial Light No 3.
2007 - Serie A: 100x125 cm - Ed. 3 + AP
Serie B: 80x100 cm - Ed. 5 + AP
Serie C: 48x50 cm - Ed. 5
giclée print
In the Várfok Gallery

June 27, 2000
Károly Keserü: Untitled (1608284) 20th Century Series: Károly Keserü?
KÁROLY KESERÜ

Untitled (1608284) 20th Century Series: Károly Keserü?
2016 - 100x90 cm
acrylic paint and thread on canvas
Private Collection

January 25, 2019
László Mulasics: The Beginning of a Solution
MULASICS LÁSZLÓ

The Beginning of a Solution
1995 - 169x169 cm
charcoal, oil and wax on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 20, 2019
László Mulasics: Found Story VI.
MULASICS LÁSZLÓ

Found Story VI.
1994 - 63x50 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 20, 2019
László Mulasics: Untitled
MULASICS LÁSZLÓ

Untitled
1995 - 64x48 cm
mixed technique on paper
Private Collection

June 20, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – II
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 02.
2015 - 22x16,5 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – XI
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 11.
2015 - 22x16,5 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – XIII
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 13.
2015 - 22x16,5 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – XIV
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 14.
2015 - 22x16,5 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – III
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 03.
2015 - 16,5x22 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – IV
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 04.
2015 - 16,5x22 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – VIII
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 08.
2015 - 16,5x22 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
László Győrffy: 7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes – X
LÁSZLÓ GYŐRFFY

7 Heads 10 Horns 9 Eyes - 10.
2015 - 16,5x22 cm
etching on Fabriano paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
János Szirtes: Pastose Black I.
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Pastose Black I.
2012 - 80x90 cm
inkjet print, matt lacquer on canvas - ed. 1/1
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Pastose Black II.
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Pastose Black II.
2012 - 80x90 cm
inkjet print, matt lacquer on canvas - ed. 1/1
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Pastose Black III.
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Pastose Black III.
2012 - 80x90 cm
inkjet print, matt lacquer on canvas - ed. 1/1
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Teréz
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Teréz
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Alíz II.
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Alíz II.
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Artúr
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Artúr
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Juditka
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Juditka
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Barbara
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Barbara
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Ágnes
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Ágnes
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Andrea
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Andrea
1995 - 40x30 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
Anna Nemes: Black Badass
ANNA NEMES

Black Badass
2017 - 55x75 cm
watercolour on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 24, 2019
Anna Nemes: Chickenpox
ANNA NEMES

Chickenpox
2017 - 63x95,5 cm
watercolour on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

June 24, 2019
El Kazovszkij: Winter Wanderer
EL KAZOVSZKIJ

Winter Wanderer
2004 - 40x30 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

June 27, 2019
El Kazovszkij: Wandering Parca II.
EL KAZOVSZKIJ

Wandering Parca II.
1996 - 80x110 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

June 27, 2019
Akos Czigany: Ground 6466-81
ÁKOS CZIGÁNY

Ground 6466-81
2010/2016 - Serie A: 54,5x77,3 cm - Ed. 5
Serie B: 10,6x15 cm - Ed. 10
archival pigment inkjet print [piezography]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 21, 2019
Akos Czigany: Ground 6437-44
ÁKOS CZIGÁNY

Ground 6437-44
2011/2016 - Serie A: 57,3x68,5 cm - Ed. 5
archival pigment inkjet print [piezography]
In the Várfok Gallery

July 21, 2019
franyo aatoth: Brushwood III.
FRANYO AATOTH

Brushwood III.
2017 - 50x61 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

July 28, 2019
Róbert Várady: The Big Jump
RÓBERT VÁRADY

The Big Jump
1999 - 90x70 cm
trinate, photograph and oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

August 15, 2019

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