RÓBERT VÁRADY
Heidegger Draws From the Water of Existence
2014
110x130 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

The art of Róbert Várady (b. 1950, Budapest/H) has a distinctive intellectual nature. He often draws inspiration from philosophical and literary texts, immersing himself in existentialist thoughts and themes. In his art, he also frequently reflects on the current issues and novel discoveries of natural sciences. Várady translates elusive concepts of metaphysics into his own visual language, turning them into virtuoso painterly metaphors.
In Várady’s recent artworks, such as the painting ‘Heidegger Draws from the Water of Being’, irony and grotesque tone play a significant role. For this painting, the artist reworked an old photograph of the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. However, instead of the mountain well and landscape seen on the original photograph, Várady placed a small river in the foreground of his interpretation, which thus became a metaphor of existence, a topic that the philosopher researched dedicatedly throughout his career.

RÓBERT VÁRADY
Heidegger Draws From the Water of Existence
2014
110x130 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery