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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2021

János Szirtes: Oxygen

By 2022.04.05.June 2nd, 2022No Comments

EXHIBITION OPENING
VÁRFOK GALLERY
1012 Budapest, Várfok u. 11.
Wednesday, 20th. April, 2022 from 18.00 to 20.00

The exhibition is open from 21st. April, 2022 to 28th. May, 2022, between 11.00 and 18.00 from Tuesday to Saturday.

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János Szirtes (b.1954, Budapest) is an iconic figure of Hungarian contemporary art.
Professor of the Media Design Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Szirtes is a painter, graphic artist, performer, video and media artist and pedagogue of renown.

Having completed his academic studies at the Universities of Fine Arts in Bratislava and Budapest at the end of the 1970s, János Szirtes’s artistic career over four decades has encompassed many different artistic genres.  Greatly influenced by his involvement in several notable underground art workshops at the beginning of the 1980s, Szirtes’s work is shaped  by creative research and an interdisciplinary approach as adopted by the legendary “Indigo Group’ led by Miklós Erdély. The free Dadaist atmosphere characteristic of the Lajos Vajda Studio of Szentendre as well as Tibor Hajas’s innovative approaches towards performance art can all be seen within Szirtes’s oeuvre.

János Szirtes’s solo exhibition entitled ‘Oxygen’ presents his latest works which are full of vital energy, exploding with life and vibrant colours. In some instances, the paintings refer back to explorations of space as in Szirtes’s past abstract series, whilst others evoke the visual world of the 1980s through the inclusion of particular formal elements. Cellular organic shapes, spontaneous gestures reminiscent of hieroglyphic scripts, geometric forms and metallic surfaces all intermingle within the deep space of the paintings, which open inwards.

The back and forth movement of forms in space relates to the world of performance. The layers in the images are similar to the divisions to be found in a performance space with shifts in function and  jumps, the action space becoming a background, a sound or a mood. These latest works, imbued with the Spirit of Life, open a new era in Szirtes’s prolific and profound artistic work, providing further evidence of his instinctive multidisciplinarity.

In addition to Szirtes’s latest works, the exhibition will also  showcase some intriguing works from the 1980s which have not been seen by the public since that time.

EXHIBITED ARTWORKS:

Janos_Szirtes_Dawn
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Dawn
2022 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

April 27, 2022
Janos Szirtes: Adolescent
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Adolescent
2022 - 50x60 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Mirage_I
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Mirage I
2021 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Ray_of_Hope
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Ray of Hope
2022 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Serene_Serenity
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Serene Serenity
2022 - 80x90 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Harmony
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Harmony
2022 - 80x90 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Happy_Finale
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Happy Finale
2022 - 80x90 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Bright_Future
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Bright Future
2021 - 100x120 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Lovely_Memory
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Lovely Memory
2021 - 100x120 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Sparky
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sparky
2021 - 70x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Piercing_Smile
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Piercing Smile
2022 - 70x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Happy
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Happy
2022 - 70x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Loyalty
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Loyalty
2021 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Bud_Brust
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Bud Brust
2021 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 27, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Mirage II
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Mirage II.
2021/22 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Small_Buddha
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Small Buddha
2022 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Oxygen
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Oxygen
2022 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Springtime
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Springtime
2022 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Time_Stops
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Time Stops
2021 - 120x135 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Lovely Memory
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Lovely Memory
2021 - 100x120 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Samu
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Samu
2021 - 100x120 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Sunshine
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sunshine
2021 - 100x120 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
János Szirtes: Conscience II
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Conscience II
1988 - 115x150 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022
Janos_Szirtes_Self_Portrait
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Self-Portrait
1982 - 120x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

April 26, 2022

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