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(Magyar) Kondor Attila kiállítása november 12-ig látható a hódmezővásárhelyi Tornyai János Múzeumban

Saturday November 4th, 2017

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A kiállítás A figyelem útjai projekt utóbbi négy évben készült festményeiből és festményanimációkból ad válogatást. A kiállított képeken látható alapmotívumok – a hegy, a tükröződés, a könyvtár és a tájkert – között vannak olyanok, amihez hasonlót mindennap láthatunk, mint például az iroda ablakban tükröződő Sas-hegy; másutt a látvány csak kiindulópont egyfajta vizualizációhoz. E nagyon különböző eredetű motívumokat az fűzi egybe, hogy a szemlélődő-meditatív hagyományok gyakorlatát követve közismert tárgyak látványát az elmélyülés egyes fázisaival állítom megfelelésbe. Az irodaportálok, bevásárlóközpontok különféle ablakai így lehetnek a valóságot mindig csak részben és egyéni kivágással tükröző egyéni elme analógiái. Azonban nem szeretném sorra végigvenni a lehetséges „megoldásokat”, hiszen a festmény úgyis „feltárja magát” az elmélyült nézőnek. Vizuális meditációnkat erősítheti, ha tekintetbe vesszük, hogy maga a festészet gyakorlata is mély metaforikus jelentéssel bír.
Ugyanis a festmény egyszerre eredmény, végpont és új kiindulópont. Az egymás fölé kerülő festékrétegek az összpontosítás megannyi egymásra következő pillanatát rögzítik. Ezért a festmény mozdulatlanságát vizsgálva az időbeliségen túlmutató lehetőségeket találhatunk. A műalkotásként létrejött kép számos fizikai és mentális mozgás összhatásaként jön létre. Ehhez hasonlóan a néző tekintete és elméje számos külső és belső mozzanat során fogadja be a képet. Ezek együttesét – úgy az alkotói, mint a befogadói mozzanatok összességét nevezem a figyelem útjainak. A mozdulatlan kép az alkotó tudati mozgásai mentén kristályosodik ki, ezeket mintegy megőrzi és egyúttal a befogadó mentális aktivitásának is terepet ad. Az alkotómunka – időbeli mozzanatok egymásutániságából összeadódó – folyamatának végeredménye virtuálisan megállítja az időt az így kapott “időtlen” tárgy a néző idejét, vagyis a figyelmét észrevétlen összpontosítja, ezzel mintegy meghívja a maga különös, “sűrű” létmódjának megismerésére.

Kondor Attila

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A kiállítás A figyelem útjai projekt utóbbi négy évben készült festményeiből és festményanimációkból ad válogatást. A kiállított képeken látható alapmotívumok – a hegy, a tükröződés, a könyvtár és a tájkert – között vannak olyanok, amihez hasonlót mindennap láthatunk, mint például az iroda ablakban tükröződő Sas-hegy; másutt a látvány csak kiindulópont egyfajta vizualizációhoz. E nagyon különböző eredetű motívumokat az fűzi egybe, hogy a szemlélődő-meditatív hagyományok gyakorlatát követve közismert tárgyak látványát az elmélyülés egyes fázisaival állítom megfelelésbe. Az irodaportálok, bevásárlóközpontok különféle ablakai így lehetnek a valóságot mindig csak részben és egyéni kivágással tükröző egyéni elme analógiái. Azonban nem szeretném sorra végigvenni a lehetséges „megoldásokat”, hiszen a festmény úgyis „feltárja magát” az elmélyült nézőnek. Vizuális meditációnkat erősítheti, ha tekintetbe vesszük, hogy maga a festészet gyakorlata is mély metaforikus jelentéssel bír.
Ugyanis a festmény egyszerre eredmény, végpont és új kiindulópont. Az egymás fölé kerülő festékrétegek az összpontosítás megannyi egymásra következő pillanatát rögzítik. Ezért a festmény mozdulatlanságát vizsgálva az időbeliségen túlmutató lehetőségeket találhatunk. A műalkotásként létrejött kép számos fizikai és mentális mozgás összhatásaként jön létre. Ehhez hasonlóan a néző tekintete és elméje számos külső és belső mozzanat során fogadja be a képet. Ezek együttesét – úgy az alkotói, mint a befogadói mozzanatok összességét nevezem a figyelem útjainak. A mozdulatlan kép az alkotó tudati mozgásai mentén kristályosodik ki, ezeket mintegy megőrzi és egyúttal a befogadó mentális aktivitásának is terepet ad. Az alkotómunka – időbeli mozzanatok egymásutániságából összeadódó – folyamatának végeredménye virtuálisan megállítja az időt az így kapott “időtlen” tárgy a néző idejét, vagyis a figyelmét észrevétlen összpontosítja, ezzel mintegy meghívja a maga különös, “sűrű” létmódjának megismerésére.

Kondor Attila

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almost – Mátyás Boros’s exhibition at Resident Art Budapest Gallery [photo gallery]

Thursday October 26th, 2017

   Mátyás Boros – almost Introductory thoughts In his graphic works, Mátyás Boros has been moving beyond the boundaries of narrowly interpreted graphic arts for years, and moving towards installations and objects, most recently also in the direction of the ready-made. He leaves the surface defined by the dimensions of graphics in every single exhibited work of art, and he steps out into the space, as if he felt the […]

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Mátyás Boros – almost
Introductory thoughts

In his graphic works, Mátyás Boros has been moving beyond the boundaries of narrowly interpreted graphic arts for years, and moving towards installations and objects, most recently also in the direction of the ready-made. He leaves the surface defined by the dimensions of graphics in every single exhibited work of art, and he steps out into the space, as if he felt the opportunities provided by the surface too narrow. In the art of Boros, this shift, i.e. the crossing of the borders between dimensions and genres, is not a game for its own sake, but the result of the impact of the content on form in every instance, where the carrier adds as much to the interpretation of the work of art as the depicted form.

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As far as his topics are concerned, Boros prefers the tropes of collective image recollection and the world of everyday objects, which we catch a glimpse of with the joy of recognition, but in the same moment this good feeling passes due to a sense of fragmentation, deformation and incompleteness, and is replaced by the unpleasant feeling of almost. The barriers of visual satisfaction – the forms of foldings and truncations, which have a frustrating effect – almost prompt the recipient to intervene in the work of art, as well as to uncover and repair the hidden parts. The enjoyment of the presentation of forms and the simultaneous feeling of fragmentation causes a tension in the work of art and in the recipient as well, which is not resolved at the exhibition.

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The almost works of art simultaneously refer to incompleteness and imperfection (imperfectum), which are the signs of the mundane imperfect representations of ideal or idealistic objects and notions, but also the metaphors of the fragmentation of human existence. It is hard not to realise the parallel between the almost state of the installations and the topics of the masterpieces selected and adapted by Boros, most of which are images of the recollection of European culture, with the topics of the fragmentation, incompleteness and aberration of mankind (The Fall, The March of the Blind). When visiting the exhibition, it is useless to hope for the realisation (perfectum) of our almostness, but at the same time we can get used to or almost get used to living together with this knowledge.

János Schneller
13 Otober 2017, Budapest

Opened on 19th October 2017, 7 pm, Resident Art Budapest (1061 Budapest, Andrássy Avenue 33)

Curated by János Schneller art historian, opened by Flóra Mészáros art historian.

The exhibition runs until 1 December 2017. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 2-7 pm

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Sopianae – Ákos Bánki’s exhibition at Resident Art Budapest Gallery [photo gallery]

Monday September 11th, 2017

Ákos Bánki’s 50 piece series named Sopianae was created in 2011, and with its uniform format and technique makes a well separated collection among the artist’s pictures. The 50×50 centimeter format, the uniform oil- monotype technique and the starting form tells us how disciplined the artist is while creating the pictures. The order of them can be followed without looking at their numbering, as the consistent changes between the pictures […]

Ákos Bánki’s 50 piece series named Sopianae was created in 2011, and with its uniform format and technique makes a well separated collection among the artist’s pictures. The 50×50 centimeter format, the uniform oil- monotype technique and the starting form tells us how disciplined the artist is while creating the pictures. The order of them can be followed without looking at their numbering, as the consistent changes between the pictures reflect the passing of time, the inner work of the artist as well as the changes in his mood.

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The starting frame of the series forms an ancient symbol of a cross, drawn along a vertical and horizontal axis, that recalls the transept plan of the old Catholic church, the ancient symbol of the cross, the opening of the window and the target cross as well. The self controlling, self disciplining systematic attitude implies that he’s intention is autotherapeutic. The target cross proves this interpretation, in which the creator working on himself by standing in focus.

    

The pictures can be interpreted as a kind of diary as well, in which the individual pieces of art can stand alone too, but looking at them as part of a series and interpreting them carry more meaning and imply the possibility of our broader understanding of his intention. In the network of non stop flowing of quick, wild gestures and between the even geometrical borders of the cycle we feel great tension, that accumulates into an unsolvable contrast, so that in the last pieces of the series this unbearable tension is relieved in one explosion. In this process, Bánki set his own borders, and in this case he crosses them in the end, some more, by the explosion he destroys and eliminates them. The 50 monotype is the visual projection of momentary moods on the road, a continuous expression, that is in close relation with process art, where seeing the series together show us the process of making them, and the changes in the state of mind. Bánki’s series made in Pécs can be seen by the public first, in this exhibition.

    

The exhibition was curated by János Schneller art historian, opened by Flóra Mészáros art historian and runs until 29 September 2017.

[photo: Gabi Lukács]

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Budapest Design Overview – art walks in English

Tuesday July 25th, 2017

HAVE AN ART TRIP! – If you are into design or have a knack for unique gifts, or if you would like to get a better look at the works of up-and-coming Hungarian designers, then this is the right walk for you. Take it if you are interested in exploring something different or just want to get some original and innovative gifts, souvenirs or memorabilia. The walking tour is led […]

HAVE AN ART TRIP! – If you are into design or have a knack for unique gifts, or if you would like to get a better look at the works of up-and-coming Hungarian designers, then this is the right walk for you. Take it if you are interested in exploring something different or just want to get some original and innovative gifts, souvenirs or memorabilia.

The walking tour is led by Lili Varga art historian.

Dates: 27 and 28 of July 2017 – 3 pm; 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, 24 and 25 of August 2017 – 3 pm

Registration: [email protected]

Meeting point: Fővám square (entrance of Great Market Hall)
Duration: 2,5 hours
Price: 4.500 Ft / person (cash only)

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Resident Art Budapest is an art service company dedicated to organizing guided art walks in the heart of Budapest. Our aim is to present the works of contemporary and classic Hungarian artists to visitors, art lovers and collectors.

Through our art-historian guided walks we offer our guests a glimpse into Budapest’s vibrant artistic life by giving them the opportunity to visit the leading galleries and meet artists and gallerists.

Our walking tours are about 2,5 hours long and they take each group into the artistic heart of Budapest.

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Resident Art Budapest Gallery
1061 Budapest, Andrássy Avenue 33. II./1.
www.residentart.com
[email protected]
+36 1 339 4573

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An Unknown Oeuvre – István Szita’s exhibition at Resident Art Budapest Gallery [photo gallery]

Friday June 30th, 2017

Only a few people might be familiar with István Szita’s art, which is not too surprising, if one has read his life story. The young István Szita, who was dedicated to choosing the profession of an artist from his early childhood, was admitted to the College of Arts, but due to his religious ambitions could not begin his studies, even with the recommendation of master Barcsay. But, as a consequence […]

Only a few people might be familiar with István Szita’s art, which is not too surprising, if one has read his life story. The young István Szita, who was dedicated to choosing the profession of an artist from his early childhood, was admitted to the College of Arts, but due to his religious ambitions could not begin his studies, even with the recommendation of master Barcsay. But, as a consequence of an open conflict with the bishop, his religious career soon crashed, and he could never return to the profession of a clergyman. Afterwards, he was occupied as a laborer, while he continuously worked as an artist on the side, always completely excluding the public. His paintings, which were inspired by intensive experimentations, the art school of István Szőnyi in Zebegény and international influences, can be clearly divided into two groups.

 

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His religious paintings are mainly characterised by naive, narrative and mostly unoriginal art, but they constitute a unified world, which is definitely worth introducing.

In parallel with this, István Szita developed a completely autonomous, colourful and non-figurative painting style, which ignores expectations, and the pieces of which remained only in the artist’s studio for many long years. As a result of that continuous work, an unknown heritage of nearly 2,500 paintings is waiting to be introduced. For our current exhibition, we selected some pieces from this unknown part of his oeuvre – none of the pictures have ever been presented for an audience. So, the exhibition is a posthumous introduction and also a retrospective exhibition.

The two main motifs in his art are absence and the arrangement of accidentally developing forms into colour harmonies and plane compositions. In this non-figurative world of paintings, in which all kinds of publicity were foregone, he could unfold his desire for freedom, which could not evolve in reality, but which continuously found its way into István Szita’s life – mainly through his paintings. Similarly to some artists of the European School, István Szita painted only for himself throughout the decades. In his style, the influence of paintings in the European School can be discovered. His pictures, which are based on pure colour surfaces, reveal the impact of the colours and shapes of Árpád Illés. The evolution of this freedom was on one hand prevented by the suppressing regime of socialism, which controlled individuals, and on the other hand by the ambivalent relations with the church of that period, as well as by his work, in order to make ends meet. Considering this, only an extremely persistent steadiness and an inner motivation can justify the systematic self-instructed artistic work, the result of which is the presented world of paintings, which did not have the opportunity for an introduction or a positive reception for a long time. The solitude of the study room, however, provided an appropriate environment for him to create his paintings in freedom, without assumed or real expectations towards himself.

 

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The exhibition was curated by Zsuzsa Gadó and János Schneller, opened by János Schneller art historian. It runs until 18 August.

[fotók: Lukács Gabi]

 

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Sun-City exhibition opening by Attila KONDOR in Resident Art Budapest Gallery

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

On 18 May starts the exhibition Sun-City by artist Attila KONDOR in Resident Art Budapest Gallery. Sun-city an exhibition by Attila Kondor – painting-installation and painting-animation The works of art of the exhibition ’Sun-city’ are constatly pushing the envelope of the medium of painting. The artist dosen’t only surprise us by the fact that he cuts the canvas or wooden board by the edge of the contours of the depicted […]

On 18 May starts the exhibition Sun-City by artist Attila KONDOR in Resident Art Budapest Gallery.

Sun-city an exhibition by Attila Kondor – painting-installation and painting-animation

The works of art of the exhibition ’Sun-city’ are constatly pushing the envelope of the medium of painting. The artist dosen’t only surprise us by the fact that he cuts the canvas or wooden board by the edge of the contours of the depicted view and interprets them as spacious forms but by combining two different images into one composition he creates a new one. Late antiquity, renaissance architecture and horticulture types have been playing an important role in Kondors’ painting since the beginning of his carreer as an artist. One of his main approaches is to addopt and reinterpret these

Attila Kondor started the painting-animation project in 2014 in which he ellaborates the ways of perception, reception and cognition.Resident Art Budapest After the A38 Ship Gallery, the Kiscelli Museum Space and the B32 Gallery the next exhibition of „The Ways of Attention” project is the „Sun-city” which is going to be on show in Resident Art Budapest Gallery until the middle of June. The paintings, graphics and animations complement each other and lead the viewer to a contemplative observation. The moving and standing images effect the senses and propose questions at the same time which through the perception of art opens the way for self-reflection and our ultimate questions.

opening speech: Szegedy-Maszák Zsuzsanna art historian

curator: Schneller János art historian

date: 18 May 2017 Thursday 19:00

venue: Resident Art Budapest – Tours & Showroom
1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 33. II./1., bell No 29
opening hours: Thursday-Friday 13.00-18.00

on show until 16. June 2017

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