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Exhibitions Várfok Project Room 2018

Péter Ujházi: Labyrinth

By 2018.10.31.September 2nd, 2019No Comments

The exhibition is open: 31st. October, 2018 - 12th. January, 2019

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The Várfok Gallery’s next large-scale exhibition will be a presentation of the work of Péter Ujházi (b. 1940, Székesfehérvár/H). Ujházi was one of the Várfok Gallery’s first exhibitors in June 1991 and has had 13 solo exhibitions at the Gallery to date.
The exhibition, to be held in both the Várfok Gallery and Várfok Project Room, concentrates on the first years of Ujházi’s career, his emblematic artistic periods, and shows the artist’s diverse use of materials.

Ujházi’s oeuvre is unbroken for over 40 years. He has presented his unique motifs, figures and locations in an individual way since the beginning of his artistic career without following any trends. Although his diverse artistic activities which include paintings, collages, graphics, watercolours, assemblages and artist books, as well as wooden, ceramic and iron sculptures, one can observe that his specific artistic world, formed in the 1970s, has not changed substantially over the years.

The basic, narrative character of his works is strengthened by different texts and inscriptions which appear on the works. The particular, multi-perspective view of his paintings and their special spatiality led the artist immediately into creating boxes and sculptures. In the stage-like world of his boxes and clay sculptures the two dimensional figures of the paintings come to life. However, the basic characteristics of his oeuvre, such as lightness and playfulness and, on the other hand, a grotesque world vision and critical approach are also present. His foliage painting series, which has been an important part of the artist’s oeuvre since the late 1960s, are witness to the joyful experience of painting, and are characterised by the same expressive colours and gestural brushwork as can be observed in his narrative paintings.

Ujházi’s works evoke typical locations of everyday life, such as the artist’s hometown, Székesfehérvár, his studio in Budapest and the small town of Nadap in Fejér country, as well as metropolises like New York or Lisbon, the destinations of his adventurous journeys. Each exhibited artwork present us with a separate little world, but the artist’s distinctive style and narrative connects every story, whether it be an historical event or an event from everyday life. This organic oeuvre is what makes Péter Ujházi a remarkable force within the Hungarian contemporary art scene.

A SELECTION FROM THE EXHIBITED WORKS:

Péter Ujházi: Autmumn
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Autmumn
2006-2011
27x17x12 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Be Quiet! They are Reading
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Be Quiet! They are Reading
2011
37x36,5x11,5 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Bretagne Box
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Bretagne Box
1979
39x58x15 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Citation
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Citation
2000
44x37,5x10 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Cork-Screw
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Cork-Screw
2013
50x70x16 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Dobos Box
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Dobos Box
1983
63x53x20 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Drinks List
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Drinks List
2009
70x50x21 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Fairy-Tale Forest
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Fairy-Tale Forest
1988 - 13x24x8 cm
mixed technique
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter UJházi: Forest Time
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Forest Time
2013
47x33x14,5 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Hungarian Country I. (Castle of Spirits)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Hungarian Country I. (Castle of Spirits)
2012 - 40x70x11cm
mixed technique
Private Collection

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Hungarian Country II (Painter)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Hungarian Country II (Painter)
2012 - 70x50x16cm
mixed technique
In the Várfok Gallery

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Hungarian Country III (Birdsong)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Hungarian Country III (Birdsong)
2012 - 60x40x9cm
mixed technique
In the Várfok Gallery

July 28, 2019
Hungarian Country IV (Street, Larder)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Hungarian Country IV (Street, Larder)
2012 - 60x40x9 cm
mixed technique
In the Várfok Gallery

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Hungarian Sun
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Hungarian Sun
2003
34x19x13 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: I am Waiting
PÉTER UJHÁZI

I am Waiting
1995
49x24x10,5 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: I’ll come immediately, Vili
PÉTER UJHÁZI

I'll come immediately, Vili
2014 - 26x54x16 cm
mixed technique
Private Collection

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Let me go (I said)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Let me go (I said)
1993
47x45x14,5 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Mummy, Lamp
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Mummy, Lamp
1980
22x16x13 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Nadap – New York III.
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Nadap - New York III.
1998 - 37,5x81x9 cm
mixed technique
Private Collection

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: New York VII.
PÉTER UJHÁZI

New York VII.
1998
38x59x9 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Not Enough
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Not Enough
1991
30x23x15 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
ujhazi_peter_te_sem
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Not Even You
2000 - 42,5x27,8x7 cm
mixed technique
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Old New York
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Old New York
1998
32x11x10 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Our Vicissitudes – Here
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Our Vicissitudes - Here
1999-2000
35,5x45x12 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Our Vicissitudes – Iron
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Our Vicissitudes - Iron
2000
41x36,5x12 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Our Vicissitudes – There’s No Honey
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Our Vicissitudes - There's No Honey
1999-2003
49x45,5x15,5 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Our Vicussitudes – My East, My West
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Our Vicussitudes - My East, My West
2005
20x30x10 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Two Birds in the Hand are Better
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Two Birds in the Hand are Better
1988
37x35x27 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Winter is Here
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Winter is Here
1989
35x23x15 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019

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