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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2021

Máté Orr: Schrödinger’s Jaguar

By 2021.09.06.November 12th, 2021No Comments

The exhibition is open from 17th. September, 2021 to 6th. November, 2021, between 11.00 and 18.00 from Tuesday to Saturday.

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In line with current Coronavirus restrictions, visiting our current exhibitions is only allowed with an immunity card.

Máté Orr (b. Veszprém, 1985) graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts’ Painting Department in 2011, an occasion 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.

The new works depict natural motifs but, at the same time, they contradict our expectations of nature. In appearance, they evoke and recall paintings by 19th. Century animal painters, capturing the natural order, portraying both its beauty and its drama. In contrast, Máté Orr deliberately arranges these motifs in a way they can never appear as, for example, in a nature documentary. He aims to grasp that thin line where the depiction is credible but the subject is entirely out of the realms of any natural order. Not unlike a closely crafted description in a novel, he similarly employs detail to encourage close observation of these unexpected scenes. The use of complementary calm surfaces and balanced compositions contribute to this, giving to each painting a rhythm conducive to more prolonged study. This is a practice that is useful in every aspect of life: if we experience something that is unusual or surprising, let us spend time examining it before drawing a conclusion.

EXHIBITED ARTWORKS:

Orr Mate_Ok es okozat elkerulhetelnesege (Az agressziv kacsa)
MÁTÉ ORR

The Inevitability of Cause and Effect (The Agressive Duck)
2021 - 100x80 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
In Private Collection

September 18, 2021
Máté Orr: Either the Lemons Are Big or the Table Is Small
MÁTÉ ORR

Either the Lemons Are Big or the Table Is Small
2021 - 24x17 cm
oil, acrylic on wood
In the Várfok Gallery

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Akrobatikus csendelet
MÁTÉ ORR

Acrobatic Still Life
2021 - 60x70 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Erdei kirandulas
MÁTÉ ORR

A Trip to the Forest
2021 - 60x70 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

September 17, 2021
Máté Orr: Dachshorse
MÁTÉ ORR

Dachshorse
2021 - 80x110 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Varatlan tamadas
MÁTÉ ORR

Unexpected Attack
2021 - 120x180 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Parduc tyuk
MÁTÉ ORR

Panther Hen
2021 - 70x50 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Tigris kakas
MÁTÉ ORR

Tiger Rooster
2021 - 70x50 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr_Mate_Bananok a szabad eg alatt
MÁTÉ ORR

Bananas Al Fresco
2021 - 60x70 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Harom kutya
MÁTÉ ORR

Three Dogs
2021 - 120x100 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Az eltaposastol valo felelem
MÁTÉ ORR

The Fear of Being Stomped On
2021 - 130x170 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Harc, ami nem igazan egy harc
MÁTÉ ORR

Fight That is Not Really a Fight
2021 - 150x110 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021
Orr Mate_Olyan gyorsan felnonek
MÁTÉ ORR

They Grow Up So Fast
2021 - 190x280 cm
oil, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

September 17, 2021

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