LÁSZLÓ MULASICS

LÁSZLÓ MULASICS

Interferences

Scented Valley

Tidal Factor

Copper Series

Africa

Sonnen-proturberanz

Hunting Dogs

Black

Age of Symbols

Worpswede

Domus Aurea

New Sensibility

Paperworks

About the works

László Mulasics (1954-2001) remains to be a prominent figure of the 80’s and 90’s Hungarian art scene.

His first works were figurative compositions characterized by intense Gestural Abstraction.

In 1986 he had a sudden change of stylistic direction, moving from the figurative towards the geometric. One year later he experimented with various materials, which lead to his discovery of the encaustic technique. The encaustic – also known as hot wax painting – is comprised of beeswax with added in pigment, either powders or oils. It was first used in Roman ruled Egyptian times to create portraits on sarcophagi. In Hungary the name of Lászlo Mulasics was to become identified with this particular hot wax technique.

His characteristic motifs include pseudo maps, ground-plans, and archaic buildings. These motifs are placed within art historical themes such as hunting dogs, griffins and astronomical insruments. It is an overall juxtaposition of Roman-Egyptian technique with Medieval European iconography.

In the second half of the 90’s, his execution of patterns and decoration took on a more minimalist approach.

With the dawn of the 2000’s he simultaneously went two separate ways. One way was he layered vivid colours. The other was a dark grey palette with the use of bontanical motifs mixed with scientific drawings and geometric structures.

This was a sign of the beginning of a new period of style. But Mulasics’ new vision was unfairly imcomplete, we at Várfok mourn his tragic death and wish to fulfil his artistic legacy for future generations to enjoy.

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László MULASICS
1954, Szepetnek (H) – 2001, Feketebács (H)


Studies

1980-84
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

Solo Exhibitions

2017
The Beginning of a Solution – Várfok Galéria, Budapest (H)

2015
Golden ratio – Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest (H)

2014
László Mulasics’ retrospective – Várfok Galéria, Budapest (H)

2012
Ernest Zmeták Gallery, Nové Zámky (SK)

2011
Reefs of Noise – Várfok Gallery, Budapest

2008
The 90s – Várfok Gallery, XO Hall, Budapest (H)

2006
The 90s, Várfok Gallery, XO Hall, Budapest (H)

2004
Fine Light. Exhibition of László Mulasics – Várfok Gallery, XO Hall, Budapest (H)
Exhibition of László Mulasics from the Gaudens Pedit Collection – Budapest Gallery, Budapest (H)
Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)

2003
Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)

2002
Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest (H)
Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
Kiscelli Museum – Municipal Picture-Gallery, Budapest (H)
Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest (H)

2001
Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)

2000
Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
Exhibition of István Nádler and László Mulasics – Hungarian Institute, Paris (F)

1999
Fine Light. Exhibition of László Mulasics, Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)

1998
Rátz Studio Gallery, Budapest (H)

1997
Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)

1996
Pandora Gallery, Budapest (H)
Exhibition of sculptor Ágnes Deli and painter László Mulasics – Vigadó Gallery, Budapest (H)

1995
New works (1994-95) by László Mulasics – Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)
Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem (IL)

1994
M to M Gallery, Tokyo (J)

1993
Galerie Gaudens Pedit, Lienz (A)
Pandora Gallery, Budapest (H)

1992
New Works by László Mulasics – Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)

1991
Pécsi Gallery, Pécs (H)

1990
Vision Budapest – Bawag Foundation, Bécs (A)
Museum of the History of the City, Székesfehérvár (H)

1989
Dorottya Gallery, Budapest (H)
Positions IV. / One B-Mulasics – Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)
Fehér-Mulasics – Galerie Panetta, Mannheim (D)

1988
Galerie Eremitage, Berlin (D)

Selected Group Exhibitions Since 2010

2018
Art Market (with Várfok Gallery) Budapest (H)
Black – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)

2015
VÁRFOK 25. – Jubilee Exhibition of the Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
Art Market (with Várfok Gallery) Budapest (H)
Interpretations of Ornament – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
Siliconvalse. Hungarian Reality – House of Arts, Brno (CZ)

2014
Art Market (with Várfok Gallery) Budapest (H)
Angles – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)

2013
Art Paris Art Fair (with Várfok Gallery) Paris (F)
Diving Lines – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
Art Market (with Várfok Gallery) Budapest (H)

2012
Art Market (with Várfok Gallery) Budapest (H)
Allured by Contrasts – Reök Palace, Szeged (H)
Introspective – Exhibition of Mária Chilf, László Mulasics, Attila Szűcs – Enigma Arts Gallery, Veresegyház (H)
Contemporary Private Collections XVII. Selection from the Collection of Károly Gerendai – Godot Gallery, Budapest (H)

2011
Fészek Gallery is 30 years old – Birthday Exhibition Part II. – Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)
Fészek Gallery is 30 years old – Birthday Exhibition Part I. – Fészek Gallery, Budapest (H)
Contemporary Private Collections XVI. Selection from the Collection of Csaba Hetényi – Godot Gallery, Budapest (H)

2010
On Paper – Group Exhibition of the Artists of Várfok Gallery – Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)
Budapest Art Fair (with Várfok Gallery) Budapest (H)

Works in Public Collections
Museum Moderner Kunst – Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (A)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sarajevo (BHV)
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (A)
Graphischer Sammlung der Albertina, Vienna (A)
Artéria Foundation, Budapest (H)
Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely (H)
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (H)
King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár (H)
Modern Hungarian Gallery, Pécs (H)
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (H)
Museum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum, Budapest (H)
Paks Gallery, Paks (H)
Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely (H)