RÓBERT VÁRADY

RÓBERT VÁRADY

The Relativity of Sensation

Immersion

Acroscope

Perspectives From the end of the Millennium

Fractal-Fever

Artist in the Interface

Out into Space!

About the works

An integral fact of Róbert Várady’s œuvre is that his works are some kind of condensations of the ’atmospherical’ phenomena of our contemporary era’s social, scientific, theoretical domains: without dealing with concrete, casual, actual facts on his works, Várady loves to defy the visual representation of actual theories floating ’in the air’ or intellectual streams, a task which obviously guides his painting towards a more conceptual direction. His pictures are the symbolical results of the artworks created by the technique of painting as well as the complex, scientifically coquetting theory-planes of ideology – where the last element should be added by the spectator to achieve absolute interpretation.

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Róbert VÁRADY
1950, Budapest (H)

 

Studies

1973 – 1980
Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Arts, Budapest (H)
Master: Ignác Kokas

Solo exhibitions

2019
The Relativity of Sensation – Várfok Galéria, Budapest (H)

2017
Room with view or in Cyber space – Tragor I. Múzeum, Vác (H)

2016 
Immersion – Várfok Project Room, Budapest (H)

2015 
New works – Körmendi Gallery, Budapest (H)

2013
Acroscope – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)

2011
Gallery IX, Budapest (H)

2010
Space Visions – Town Art Museum, Esterházy Palace, Győr (H)

2009
Hungarian Institute, Tallinn (EST)
Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)
New Works – Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)

2006
Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)

2005
Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)
NeoGeo – A. Tish Gallery, Houston (USA)

2004
Haworth Gallery, Budapest (H)

2003
Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)
Meander Galery, Budapest (H)

2002
Várfok Gallery, Várfok Hall, Budapest (H)
Godot Gallery, Budapest (H)
House of Arts, Pécs (H)

2001
XO Gallery, Budapest (H)
Tish Gallery, Huston (USA)

2000
French Institute, Budapest (H)

1999 
XO Gallery, Budapest (H)
Ernst Museum, Budapest (H)

1997
Bank Center, Budapest (H)
French Institute, Budapest (H) (with B. Latuner)

1996
Spiritusz Gallery, Budapest (H)
Körmendi Gallery, Budapest (H)

1993
Vízivárosi Gallery, Budapest (H)

1992
Vigadó Galéria, Budapest (H)
The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (GB)

1991
Galerie Altstadt, Bamberg (D)

1990
Galéria 11, Budapest (H)

Selected group exhibitions

2018
Black – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
To the Memory of G. Karatson – Fuga, Budapest (H)
30 Years in Pictures, Selection from the Collection of the I. Tragor Museum – Vác (H)
Best of Kogart – Várkert Gallery, Budapest (H)
Crossection – Museum of Pesterzsébert (H)

2017
Chaos and Order – Reök, Szeged (H)
Living Hungarian Painting – Bálna, Budapest (H)

2016
Hyperrealism – Hungarian Academy, Rome (I)
Memory, 56 Artists about 1956 – Vaszary Gallery, Kaposvár (H)
80+20 – Kunsthalle, Budapest (H)

2015
Várfok Gallery’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
The Day of Painting – Bálna, Budapest (H)
Ornamentation – Várfok Gallery Budapest (H)
Here and Now – Kunsthalle, Budapest (H)
Biennale Le latitudini dell arte, Ungheria-Italia – Palazzo Ducale, Genova (I)
Contemporaries – Collectors and Artists – Új Budapest Gallery, Bálna (H)
Picture Gallery Exhibition – Gallery of Szombathely (H)

2014
Labirynth – Malom, Szentendre (H)
La Reltá delle Opere – Chiosstro di Voltorre, Gavirate, (I)
Living Hungarian Painting – Bálna, Budapest (H)
Danube – Gallery of Dunaszerdahely (SR)
Exhibition of the National Cultural Foundation – Várkert Bazár, Budapest (H)
Four Elements – Barcsay Museum, Szentendre (H)

2013
The Day of Painting – National Gallery, Budapest (H)
Reloaded, A Selection of the Kogart Collection – Kogart House, Budapest (H)
Allured by Contrast, Exhibition of the Artists of the Várfok Gallery – Reök Art Center, Szeged (H)

2012
In the Blink of an Eye – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
Objects of Meditation – Bodnár-Collection – REÖK, Szeged (H)

2011
Lucid Dream. Hommage á Endre Rozsda – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)
And What about the Jews? – Jewish Museum, Budapest (H)
Paradogma – XO Gallery, Budapest (H)
Crescendo – XO Gallery, Budapest (H)
Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)

2010
Hommage a El Kazovszkij – XO Gallery, Budapest (H)
Art of Tolerance – Danubiana, Bratislava (SR)

Awards, Scholarships

2017
MAOE díj, Exhibition Chaos and Order, Reök, Szeged (H)

2013
MAOE díj, Exhibition Four Elements (H)

2012
Scholarship of the Budapest Gallery of Wien (H)

2003
MAOE Scholarship (H)

2002
Munkácsy Prize (H)

2001
Hungarian Cultural Fund Scholarship (H)

2000
Hungarian Cultural Fund Scholarship (H)

1998-1999
MAOE Scholarship (H)

1997
Hungarian Cultural Fund Scholarship (H)

1995
Scholarship of the 11th District Municipal Government, Budapest (H)

1992
Hungarian Credit Bank (MHB) Foundation Scholarship (H)

1991
Eötvös Scholarship of the Hungarian State (H)

1984
Diploma of the International Biennial, Sofia (BG)

1982-1985
Derkovits Scholaprship (H)

1982
Studio Scholarship (H)

Works in Public Collections

INCLA, Paris (F)
French Institute, Budapest (H)
Hungarian National Gallery (MNG), Budapest
Janus Pannonius Museum (JPM), Modern Gallery, Pécs (H)
Jewish Museum, Budapest (H)
Kogart Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest (H)
Körmendi Collection, Budapest (H)
Matáv (Hungarian Telecom) Collection, Budapest (H)
Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History, Esterházy Palace, Győr (H)
Petőfi Literature Museum (PIM), Budapest (H)
Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár (H)
Saint Stephan the King Museum, Székesfehérvár (H)
Tragor Ignác Museum, Vác (H)