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János SZIRTES: “FAIRYLAND” 1970-2020

By 2020.02.25. March 3rd, 2020 No Comments

Opening: 27th February, 2019 | Thursday | between 7pm and 9 pm

The exhibition is open from 28th. February, 2020 until 28th. March, from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 18.00

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János Szirtes (b.1954, Budapest) is an iconic figure of Hungarian contemporary art, a painter, graphic artist, performer, video and media artist, pedagogue of great stature, head of the Media Design Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest.

Besides his academic studies at the universities of fine arts in Bratislava and Budapest at the end of the 1970s, János Szirtes’s four-decade-long career encompassing several artistic genres was largely influenced by his involvement in several outstanding underground art workshops in the beginning of the 1980s. His artistic credo holds the influences of the creative research and interdisciplinary approach towards art adopted by the legendary Indigo-group led by Miklós Erdély, the free Dadaist atmosphere characteristic to the Lajos Vajda Studio of Szentendre, as well as Tibor Hajas’s new approaches towards performance art.

The Várfok Gallery is going to open an exhibition for Szirtes János on the 27th of February, 2020. It will present a selection of paintings and graphic artworks made in the 1980s, some of which are being exhibited for the first time to a public audience. In addition, Szirtes’s most recent installation will be on view and a selection of his performances will be screened at the Gallery’s projection room.

These artworks from the 80s were made during the transition period from Late-Modernism to Post-Modernism. Expressive colours, dynamic shapes, archaic elements and motifs from varying cultures are brought into one space – a mixture of syntheses – the official canonized culture and the alternative sub-culture of Hungary. The process of Szirtes’s painting as an action can be considered a performance or bodily ritual. The result being that the paintings preserve the remnants of these applied gestures and movements.

The opening of the János Szirtes’s exhibition coincides with this year’s HATTATT PRIZE Award Ceremony, established in 2016.

KIÁLLÍTOTT MŰVEK:

János Szirtes: Fairyland
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Fairyland
2020 - 6 db
installation
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 7
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 7
1983 - 49x68 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 8
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 8
1986 - 35x46 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 2
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 2
- 34x46 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 9
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 9
1986 - 35x46 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 3
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 3
1983 - 47x67 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 5
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 5
1983 - 47x67 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 6 (Mace)
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 6 (Mace)
1983 - 47x67 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Permanent Wave – Airplane 2
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Permanent Wave - Airplane 2
1985 - 49x68 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 4
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 4
1988 - 48x67 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Permanent Wave – Airplane 1
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Permanent Wave - Airplane 1
1985 - 49x68 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Room Painting
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Room Painting
80-as évek vége - 33x49 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Compass
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Compass
1989 - 49x68 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Tent
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Tent
1986 - 35x46 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Ancient
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Ancient
1986 - 34x46 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Bird 1
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Bird 1
1987 - 48x68 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Bird 2
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Bird 2
1987 - 48x67 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Sketch 1
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Sketch 1
1988 - 33x48.5 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Vendaur
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Vendaur
1982 - 86x60 cm
mixed technique on paper
In the Várfok Gallery

March 3, 2020
János Szirtes: Basic Truth
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Basic Truth
1987 - 101x145 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Pianist
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Pianist
1989 - 145x150 cm
acrylic paint and pastel on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Bad Timing
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Bad Timing
1988 - 115x135 cm
acrylic paint on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019
János Szirtes: Untitled (78)
JÁNOS SZIRTES

Untitled (78)
1989 - 115x115 cm
mixed technique on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 23, 2019

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