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Exhibitions Várfok Gallery 2018

Péter Ujházi: Labyrinth

By 2019.09.01. No Comments

The exhibition is open: 31st. October, 2018 - 12th. January, 2019

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The Várfok Gallery’s next large-scale exhibition will be a presentation of the work of Péter Ujházi (b. 1940, Székesfehérvár/H). Ujházi was one of the Várfok Gallery’s first exhibitors in June 1991 and has had 13 solo exhibitions at the Gallery to date.
The exhibition, to be held in both the Várfok Gallery and Várfok Project Room, concentrates on the first years of Ujházi’s career, his emblematic artistic periods, and shows the artist’s diverse use of materials.

Ujházi’s oeuvre is unbroken for over 40 years. He has presented his unique motifs, figures and locations in an individual way since the beginning of his artistic career without following any trends. Although his diverse artistic activities which include paintings, collages, graphics, watercolours, assemblages and artist books, as well as wooden, ceramic and iron sculptures, one can observe that his specific artistic world, formed in the 1970s, has not changed substantially over the years.

The basic, narrative character of his works is strengthened by different texts and inscriptions which appear on the works. The particular, multi-perspective view of his paintings and their special spatiality led the artist immediately into creating boxes and sculptures. In the stage-like world of his boxes and clay sculptures the two dimensional figures of the paintings come to life. However, the basic characteristics of his oeuvre, such as lightness and playfulness and, on the other hand, a grotesque world vision and critical approach are also present. His foliage painting series, which has been an important part of the artist’s oeuvre since the late 1960s, are witness to the joyful experience of painting, and are characterised by the same expressive colours and gestural brushwork as can be observed in his narrative paintings.

Ujházi’s works evoke typical locations of 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 metropolises like New York or Lisbon, the destinations of his adventurous journeys. Each exhibited artwork present us with a separate little world, but the artist’s distinctive style and narrative connects every story, whether it be an historical event or an event from everyday life. This organic oeuvre is what makes Péter Ujházi a remarkable force within the Hungarian contemporary art scene.

A SELECTION FROM THE EXHIBITED WORKS:

Péter Ujházi: 18 Small Painting
PÉTER UJHÁZI

18 Small Painting
2004-2005 - 70x100 cm
acrylic on woodpanel
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: 2015. nov. 12.
PÉTER UJHÁZI

2015. nov. 12.
2015 - 110x110 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

June 13, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Árki Spring (Blue)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Árki Spring (Blue)
2017 - 110x110 cm
acrylic on canvas
in the Várfok Gallery

June 13, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Árki Spring (Yellow)
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Árki Spring (Yellow)
2017 - 110x110 cm
acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

June 13, 2019
Ujhazi_Peter_Mert_o_igen_jokedvu
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Because He is So Cheerful
1983 - 126x161 cm
oil on woodpanel
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Easter
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Easter
1990 - 60x80 cm
mixed technique
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Elevators, Fountain
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Elevators, Fountain
2004 - 81x81 cm
acrylic on woodpanel
In the Várfok Gallery

July 29, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Juggler
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Juggler
2002-2007 - 22x18x1 cm
glazed earthenware
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Nadap Spring
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Nadap Spring
2015 - 100x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

June 12, 2019
Péter Ujházi: No Place For Delirium
PÉTER UJHÁZI

No Place For Delirium
1991 - 100x100 cm
mixed technique

July 28, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Red, Green
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Red, Green
1970 - 50x63 cm
acrylic on woodpanel
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Still-Life
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Still-Life
1999 - 120x100 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: The CEU, Skoda Service
PÉTER UJHÁZI

The CEU, Skoda Service
2016 - 120x221 cm
acrylic on canvas
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019
Péter Ujházi: Tropics
PÉTER UJHÁZI

Tropics
2002-2007 - 40x37x4 cm
glazed earthenware
In the Várfok Gallery

July 27, 2019

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