The exhibition is open from 3rd. June, 2021 - 3rd. July, 2021, from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 18.00
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Thursday, 3rd. June, 2021, from 18.00 to 20.00
In line with current Coronavirus restrictions, attendance at the exhibition opening is only allowed with an immunity card. During the opening event, a maximum of 60 people is allowed in the exhibition space. All visitors are required to wear face masks whilst in the Gallery and, for safety reasons, we kindly request the use of the hand sanitizer provided upon entry.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Gallery.
The Várfok Gallery’s latest exhibition, ‘Private Life’, will present Levente Herman’s newest works. Born in Târgu Mureş in 1976, Levente Herman returned to his native home after spending 25 years in Budapest. The paintings shown in the exhibition are inspired by this event. An underlying theme of the exhibited works is of infinite fields devoid of human presence. Locations of previous family excursions evoke a twofold feeling in the viewer. They become both present through the expressive nature of the painting and, simultaneously, the fog- shrouded scenery makes them elusive. Natural forms of landscapes are infiltrated by concrete blocks, housing estates and rusting iron structures of the forced industrialisation of the Ceaușescu era. Then, human figures, including the artist himself and people close to him, are introduced into the paintings. The use of vivid colours, unusual for Levente Herman, enhances the captivating picturesqueness of the works with their surreal details of floating objects and elusive, lyrical lights. The viewer is taken away from reality and the moment is captured and expanded. Finally, the viewer is taken into the innermost space of private life, the home. There are no more human figures, only the traces of everyday objects — a television or an old armchair — remain and appear personified in a way which is typical of Levente Herman.
Levente Herman joined the permanent artist circle of the Várfok Gallery in 2007, and in recent years has enjoyed considerable success. His paintings can be found in significant collections such as the Hungarian National Gallery, the Frissiras Museum in Athens and the C21Museum in Kentucky, USA. He has had numerous solo exhibitions including Milan, Tallinn, Bucharest and Beijing and his works can be found in many prestigious International private collections.