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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2015

Péter Ujházi: Ujházi 75

By 2015.02.02.December 9th, 2020No Comments
Ujházi Péter: Ujházi 75, 2015, Enteriőr

The exhibition is open from 20.02.2015. until 25.04.2015, from Tuesday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Péter Ujházi (born in 1940, Székesfehérvár/H), an important member of the Várfok Gallery’s artist circle is 75 years old this year, which the Gallery wants to celebrate with a grand, jubilee exhibition. Besides his most recent works, a selection of his former works was made: one of his emblematic historical paintings, the Flight of Jellasics (1973) will be presented on the exhibition from the collection of the King St. Stephen Museum (Székesfehérvár/H).

Ujházi’s oeuvre is unbroken for over 40 years: he presents his unique motifs, figures and locations in his individual way since the beginning of his artistic career, without following the trends. Despite his diverse artistic activities – which include e.g. paintings, collages, graphics, watercolors, assemblages and artist books, as well as wood-, ceramic-,  or iron sculptures – one can observe that his specific artistic world formed in the 70s has not changed substantially over the years.

The basically narrative character of his works are strengthened by the different texts and inscriptions appearing on the works. The particular, multi-perspective view of his paintings, and their special spatiality led straightly the artist to create boxes and sculptures. In the stage-like world of his boxes and clay sculptures the two dimensional figures of the paintings come to life, but the basic characteristics of his oeuvre, such as the lightness and playfulness, and on the other hand the grotesque world vision and critical approach are appearing. The series of his foliage paintings, which is an important unit of the artist’s oeuvre since the late 60s, are the witnesses of the joyful experience of painting, and can be characterized by the same the expressive colors and the gestural brushwork as we observe also in his narrative paintings.

The works are evoking the typical locations of the 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 the metropolises like New York or Lisbon, the venues of his adventurous journeys. Each exhibited artwork present us a separate little world, but the artist’s distinctive style and narrative connects every story, whether historical event or an event from our everyday life. This organic oeuvre is what makes Péter Ujházi an unmistakable person of the Hungarian contemporary art scene.

EXHIBITED WORKS:

Péter Ujházi: Among Mountains
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Among Mountains
2012 - 100x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Autumn in Moór II.
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Autumn in Moór II.
2013 - 100x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
Uncommercialized Core Work

June 12, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Cork-Screw
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Cork-Screw
2013
50x70x16 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Dear Teacher
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Dear Teacher
1982 - 42x32 cm
found hand-written paper, photo, tempera, pencil

September 29, 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: Foreign Spirits
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Foreign Spirits
2012 - 100x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Giant Couple
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Giant Couple
2014 - 110x110 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

July 27, 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: It’s a Dark Day
PÉTER UJHÁZI

It’s a Dark Day
2005-2008
100x100x8,5 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
ujhazi_peter_viva_la_revolucion
PÉTER UJHÁZI

It’s a Dark Day
2005
100x100x9 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: Sender: Mozgó, Receiving: UP
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Sender: Mozgó, Receiving: UP
é.n. - 37x27 cm
tempera, stamp, paper

September 29, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Sleeping Hunter with Cherubs
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Sleeping Hunter with Cherubs
1996 - 36x30 cm
collage, found watercolour, in passe-partout, acrylic, cardboard, paper cuts

September 29, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Under the Sculptures
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Under the Sculptures
2012 - 100x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: View from the Studio
PÉTER UJHÁZI

View from the Studio
2014
60x40x9 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Yellow Garden
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Yellow Garden
2014 - 110x110 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

June 13, 2019

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