PÉTER UJHÁZI
Carpet
2012
215x401 cm
acrylic on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

Péter Ujházi’s monumental composition ‘Carpet’ invites its spectator on a journey into a fictitious interplanetary space. The painting, consisting of 12 separate panels, gives the impression that the composition continues endlessly outside of the frame, calling the viewer to extend it further in their imagination. ‘Carpet’ is a prime example of the complex spatiality and multiperspectivity that characterizes Ujházi’s art. The dominant circular shape appearing in the middle of the painting organizes the composition almost as a gravitational force. An immensely colourful artwork, several stories and scenes unfold on the surface, featuring peculiar stick figures and animals. The visual narrative explores multiple spaces, ranging from mundane room interiors to imaginary planetary systems. Rich in intriguing geometric shapes, the painting’s fantastic ornamental iconography evokes that of textile art. Drawing inspiration from the hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt, Ujházi’s complex artwork allows insight into the colourful life of a fictitious universe, outside of time and space.

PÉTER UJHÁZI
Carpet
2012
215x401 cm
acrylic on paper
In the Várfok Gallery