Made in Wunderland

Csató József, Erik Andersen, Franziska Klotz, Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Király Gábor, Korodi Luca, Moritz Schleime, Radák Eszter

Kurátorok: Pintér Rita, Sárvári Zita

The exhibition intends to pay tribute to and strengthen the cultural liasion established between Germany and Hungary 20 years ago by featuring the works of contemporary German and Hungarian artists.

This exceptional exhibition organized in Judit Virág Gallery will portray four artists from both countries, Germany and Hungary, in order to endorse prolonging the effective and fruitful cultural animation.

ESZTER RADÁK (1971)

A strong sarcasm lurks in her paintings overwhelming with the nihil of Edward Hooper and this elucidates in the ruffled drawing and object structures, the “trick” of the theoretical perspective transforming into two dimensions. The pictures clairvoyantly indicate the rigidity of the world of pathetic art.

Her point of origin is always reality, her own environment, her home, objects in her house, the garden, the surrounding landscape. The figurality of these objects is however shattered by her conceptual abstraction and strange modification of perspective. She ruffles the thickly applied paint with her brush, thus redirecting the eye from the flat composition onto the surface of the canvas. Her paintings are part of numerous public and private collections.

JÓZSEF CSATÓ (1980)

Paints portraits and torsos. His oil-on-canvas works are characterized by powerful colorite and wild strokes of his brush.

Main themes of the artist, who acquired his degree in 2006, are individuals performing everyday activities (phone calls, cooking, plant-watering) in front of an “informel” background, painted in a traditional oil-on-canvas method. His genre, his portraits are humorous snapshots with a cheery disposition, often also depicting strange image-associations. His paintings depict a combination of the stylistic primitivism of the avantgarde with his own contemporary cultural dictionary.

GÁBOR KIRÁLY (1979)

His painting can be associated to the style called neoprimitive or neo-folk. He depicts simple activities of a personal, intimate lifestyle, portraying eccentric, lonely figures living on the brink of society. There has not been such a courageous outreach towards the outsider artwork of children or inhabitants of asylums, the depiction methods of primitive societies. The paintings of Király are the most outstanding examples of metanarrative visual revelation, searching for simplicity in the overregulated society. His large works of art are mostly objects, as they are prepared on handmade paper, crude canvas, randomly found objects, table and furniture block boards.

LUCA KORODI (1975)

These paintings may be embraced mainly from a formalist point of view and their main characteristics are the lascivious, dense, disjointed, wild brush strokes and use of warm, intensive colours. These pictures are reactions to the challenges of the ages.

The works of Korodi depict traditional painting topics, but they are not merely portraits of landscapes and architectures, not only experiments of texture or brilliant utilization of the material. Abstraction and figurality simultaneously characterize the sequence of works of the painter, who thinks in picture-cycles. She creates an artistic manipulation of the environment documented on photographs thus mediating between his works of art and her audience.

FRANZISKA KLOTZ

She was born in Dresden in 1979. Subjects of her work are pictures of everyday life, which she archives in her mind and on photographs. This archive consists of visual stimuli, a passing sensation, dispositions and situations. The typical dynamic of her pictures is rendered through composition design and use of colour. She often uses a spackling tool to coarsely apply paint, leaving the canvas empty in some spots, letting the setout, drawn by pencil or pen vaguely emerge from underneath. Characters in her pictures often appear lost and lonely. The combination of a thick, dense coat of paint and the sketch-like elements results in an exciting subject, full of tension that keeps the audience captivated. Her vivacious landscapes and scenes evoke a longing in the spectator.

ERIK ANDERSEN

He was born in Freiburg in 1977, presently lives and works in Berlin. His oeuvre features everyday objects becoming metaphores that evoke free associations wiped out of their usual environment. The content of his pictures ranges from the laws of physics to existential contemplations.

New levels of meaning are created via playing with magnification and miniaturization, reversing of inside and outside or reversal of sides.

SECRET STARS

The formation of young, graduate painters was established in January. This year they have already participated at exhibitions in Berlin, Leipzig, Barcelona. Collective painting is a great source of pleasure for them, primarily serving as a liberating counterpole to their solo careers. Since each of the artists conveys their own style into the collective work of art, naturally the paintings are affected in a compound way. The picture entitled “Eyecatcher” is their third collective painting. Several styles are amalgamated in this picture too, from graffiti to traditional representation, including comic strip, abstract and naive painting. Their frequent themes are city romance, loneliness, relationships and the yearning to leave.

Eszter Radák: For Seasons: if they still exist at all march 2017
Eszter Radák:
For Seasons:
if they still exist at all
22 March 2017  - 22 April  
Gábor Király: Reservation february 2017
Gábor Király:
Reservation
20 February - 18 March 2017
József Csató: Pocket Volcano march 2016
József Csató:
Pocket Volcano
24 March - 13 April 2016
Eszter Radák: Fütyül a rigó september 2014
Eszter Radák:
Fütyül a rigó
10-27 September 2014
Gábor Király: Guests march 2014
Gábor Király:
Guests
12 March - 9 April 2014
Vomeronasale - An exhibition by József Csató september 2013
Vomeronasale - An exhibition by József Csató
4 September - 1 October 2013
Out-of-the-doors! september 2012
Out-of-the-doors!
6-27 September 2012
L O O P may 2012
L O O P
23 May - 30 June 2012
Istvan Nyari march 2012
Istvan Nyari
6-31 March 2012
Small Talk september 2011
Small Talk
1-28 September 2011
Budapest Flow may 2011
Budapest Flow
27 May 2011  - 0  0000  
Paper Panorama march 2011
Paper Panorama
11 March - 30 April 2011
József Szurcsik: Homo Homini november 2010
József Szurcsik:
Homo Homini
10-30 November 2010
Luca Korodi: Far away from Africa november 2010
Luca Korodi:
Far away from Africa
10-30 November 2010
A kép képe september 2010
A kép képe
10-30 September 2010
Szilárd Cseke september 2009
Szilárd Cseke
9-30 September 2009
Katalin Haász september 2009
Katalin Haász
9-30 September 2009
Luca Korodi: Happy Huntingfields february 2009
Luca Korodi:
Happy Huntingfields
12 February - 14 March 2009
Éva Köves 2007-2008 january 2009
Éva Köves 2007-2008
12 January - 6 February 2009
Imre Bak and Roters Katharina november 2008
Imre Bak and Roters Katharina
3-26 November 2008
Nádler Retrospective september 2008
Nádler Retrospective
13 September - 4 October 2008
Áron Gábor: Light processes may 2008
Áron Gábor:
Light processes
29 May - 28 June 2008
Three Graces april 2008
Three Graces
16 April - 6 May 2008
Arnulf Rainer and Respect for Arnulf Rainer: József Gaál, Tamás Kopasz, István Nádler, Károly Szikszai february 2008
Arnulf Rainer and Respect for Arnulf Rainer:
József Gaál, Tamás Kopasz, István Nádler, Károly Szikszai
23 February - 22 March 2008
József Szurcsik: Arcadia january 2008
József Szurcsik:
Arcadia
29 January 2008  - 29 February  
Fresh Painting september 2007
Fresh Painting
16 September - 3 October 2007