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Exhibitions Várfok Project Room 2019

Máté Orr: Eden Deconstucted

By 2019.09.12.October 15th, 2019No Comments

Opening: 19th September, 2019 | Thursday | between 6.30pm and 8.30pm

The exhibition is open between 20th. September and 19th. October, 2019, from Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm.

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The Várfok Project Room’s Autumn Season opens with an exhibition by the newest member of the Várfok Gallery’s permanent artists’ circle, Máté Orr.

Máté Orr graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts’ Painting Department in 2011, which was immediately followed by his artistic debut in a series of Hungarian solo and group exhibitions. Orr’s paintings have been shown in several art fairs and exhibitions internationally, including Monaco, South-Korea, China, Germany, Slovakia and the United Kingdom.

Contrasts of the grotesque and harmonious, real and symbolic, naturalistically detailed and simplified are all to be found within his paintings. His scenes, emanating from a dark, homogenic background, have elements which reflect and draw upon paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, the hybrid characters of Hieronymus Bosch and the works of 20th. Century French Surrealists.

‘Eden Deconstructed’ presents the most recent works of the artist. The pictures reflect on the tension and behavioural patterns deriving from the overlaps and conflicts to be found between man-made law and animal instincts, depicted by Orr in his typically witty and frivolous manner. The series begins with a scene of law-breaking, ‘Expulsion from the Garden of Eden’, and develops into a cycle of colourful and dynamic paintings, portraying thoughts about sexuality, aggression and self-preservation. The anthropomorphism of animals connects the works to the world of fables, where people are replaced by animals in an allegorical picture in order to make the often sensitive or difficult topics easier to contemplate and consider. Therefore, it is not a specific story that is presented at the exhibition, but rather the schematic frame of one, inviting all visitors to connect with their personal experiences and to interpret what is seen, each one in his or her own way.

Dinosaurs, pink flamingos, naked human bodies, chequered surfaces, the World on fire, strawberries and red curtains, each of these,  and more besides, are just a few of the details and symbols enriching Máté Orr’s much-awaited, new and exciting series of paintings.

EXHIBITED ARTWORKS:

Máté Orr: A Flamboyance
MÁTÉ ORR

A Flamboyance
2019 - 150x120 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: Dinner for One
MÁTÉ ORR

Dinner for One
2019 - 120x150 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: Egret and Lizard
MÁTÉ ORR

Egret and Lizard
2019 - 80x100 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: Estate
MÁTÉ ORR

Estate
2019 - 115x110 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Expulsion
MÁTÉ ORR

Expulsion
2019 - 120x100 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: Feeding
MÁTÉ ORR

Feeding
2019 - 70x80 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: Mother Knows Best
MÁTÉ ORR

Mother Knows Best
2019 - 70x60 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: The End of the World
MÁTÉ ORR

The End of the World
2019 - 85x70 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: The Origin of Species
MÁTÉ ORR

The Origin of Species
2019 - 100x115 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019
Máté Orr: Velveteen Fox
MÁTÉ ORR

Velveteen Fox
2019 - 70x90 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 23, 2019

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