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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2017

Endre Rozsda: Initiation

By 2017.07.01. September 2nd, 2019 No Comments

1st. July - 29th. July, 2017

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A prominent event of this year’s exhibition programme at the Várfok Gallery is the monumental individual exhibition of one of the first Hungarian surrealist artists, Endre Rozsda (1913, Mohács/H – 1999, Paris/F), namely the Initiation.

The presence of Endre Rozsda, who was born in Hungary, still spent his major part of his life in Paris, is unavoidable in the history of 20th century of art: he is one of the founders of post-war progressive, Hungarian concourse called European School, furthermore he gets into the private circle of André Breton and surrealists and participates in several outstanding group exhibitions observing the mentality and history of surrealism, such as in Cologne, Munich or Paris. The artist was awarded the Copley award in 1964 by significant jury members, including Hans Arp, Max Ernst, Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp. From 1976 he lives and works in the legendary Bateau-Lavoir until his death. In 1987 with the official degree of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and later in 1998 with the official cross of the Hungarian Republican Merit was he honoured. His artworks enrich beside private collections, the collections of numerous leading museums, such as the Parisian Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; The Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, as well as the Hungarian National Gallery and the Ludwig Museum in Budapest.

The exhibition at the Várfok Gallery mainly puts its focus on the introduction of the path of Endre Rozsda towards surrealism due to a jubilee that the artist exactly 80 years ago heard and saw the play of Béla Bartók at the Music Academy, which served as a turning point in case of the development of the carrier of the young artist. The hands and the music of Bartók made Rozsda realise that he is not a contemporary of himself, who as a consequence of this experience left everything behind, and found his autonomous and remaining painterly style in Paris, which accomplishes itself in formal abstraction, in the dense, kaleidoscopic tissue of colours and formations by abolishing every realistic space and time on the canvas. This raises Rozsda to the most prominent artists of the 20th century.

An especially gripping transition, the gradual expansion of abstraction will be mediated through more artworks. The material of the exhibition is supplemented with paperworks that have never been seen before, which will reveal the delicate connections within the network. In order to offer a wide, all-encompassing spectrum of the unexampled pictorial world of Endre Rozsda, the legacy of the artist from Paris will be completed by works from his mature period (constituting part of the biggest Hungarian private collections) that are rich in tiny motifs and colours and sprawling as an ornamental tissue structure.

The fertile relationship between Endre Rozsda and the Várfok Gallery lasts since 1999, and at this time the audience can visit the 10th private exhibition within the walls of the gallery. The last individual exhibition displaying the works of Rozsda was at the centenary of his birthday, simultaneously with the monumental Rozsda exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery.

EXHIBITED WORKS:

Endre Rozsda: Accusing Spirit
ENDRE ROZSDA

Accusing Spirit
1979 - 73x92 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Appearance
ENDRE ROZSDA

Appearance
cca 1946-50 - 28,4x20,7 cm
colour pencil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 24, 2019
Endre Rozsda: At Your Service, Madmoiselle Pogany!
ENDRE ROZSDA

At Your Service, Madmoiselle Pogany!
1939 - 70x60,5 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Brown Maya II
ENDRE ROZSDA

Brown Maya II
1939 - 23x31 cm
oil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 23, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Chalice
ENDRE ROZSDA

Chalice
1941 - 72,3x60 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Charleston
ENDRE ROZSDA

Charleston
1992 - 65x92 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Conspiracy
ENDRE ROZSDA

Conspiracy
n.d. - 72x92 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Divas and Personalities
ENDRE ROZSDA

Divas and Personalities
cca 1946-50 - 29x21 cm
watercolour on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 24, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Dragon
ENDRE ROZSDA

Dragon
1977 - 35x70 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Impressions “Fauves” VI.
ENDRE ROZSDA

Impressions "Fauves" VI.
n.d. (cca. 1942-43) - 32x43,5 cm
oil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 25, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Infant Sketch
ENDRE ROZSDA

Infant Sketch
1939 - 117x70,3 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Initiation
ENDRE ROZSDA

Initiation
1976 - 92x73 cm
oil on canvas
Uncommercialised Core Work

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Oneiric Composition
ENDRE ROZSDA

Oneiric Composition
é.n. (cca. 1945) - 34x43 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Parisian Woman
ENDRE ROZSDA

Parisian Woman
1940 - 33,5x24 cm
watercolour on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 23, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Pénelopé
ENDRE ROZSDA

Pénelopé
1976 - 73x92 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Portrait of My Dear
ENDRE ROZSDA

Portrait of My Dear
1981 - 55x33 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Regard
ENDRE ROZSDA

Regard
1980 - 55x38 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Secret
ENDRE ROZSDA

Secret
1941 - 65x54 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Speech of Mickey Mouse in the Parliament
ENDRE ROZSDA

Speech of Mickey Mouse in the Parliament
1941 - 81x60 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Still-Life on Strange Table II.
ENDRE ROZSDA

Still-Life on Strange Table II.
n.d. (cca. 1946) - 29x20,5 cm
colour pencil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 23, 2019
Endre Rozsda: The Hungarian Crown
ENDRE ROZSDA

The Hungarian Crown
1978 - 100x50 cm
oil on canvas
Private Collection

August 28, 2019
Endre Rozsda: The Object
ENDRE ROZSDA

The Object
1940 - 65,2x54,5 cm
oil on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 22, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Turbulence
ENDRE ROZSDA

Turbulence
cca 1946-50 - 28,5x21 cm
colour pencil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 24, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Volutes III
ENDRE ROZSDA

Volutes III
n.d. (cca. 1941-42) - 42x30 cm
oil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 25, 2019
Endre Rozsda: Volutes VI.
ENDRE ROZSDA

Volutes VI.
n.d. (cca. 1941-42) - 42x30 cm
oil on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

July 25, 2019

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