Small Talk

The title of the exhibition, „small talk” refers to the form of communication between two people, the aim of which is to make the other person interested and to initiate a deeper dialogue.

According to the main concept of this exhibition two artists were asked to work together exceptionally for this exhibition. Eszter Radák and Péter Hecker painted on picture titles together, while József Csató and Gábor Király worked on jointly defined topics.

The staring point for Eszter Radák (1971) and Péter Hecker (1963) is always reality. Their topics are always coming from their own environment and personal objects. Their works are characterised by conceptual abstract painting style and strange changes of perspectives. Radák typically ruffles thick paint with the brush, which guides the observer’s eye from the plane composition to the surface of the canvas. Hecker’s compositions are strongly connected to texts, which is what makes his art so unique. His works are humorous, often full of self-criticism, or sarcasm aimed at society.

The careers of József Csató (1980) and Gábor Király (1979) have been running in parallel for a long time. The two artist show similarities both from the aspect of content and technique, and both belong to the group of Neonatives. In their painting topics they are seeking simplicity as opposed to over-regulated, technology-focused society. Their traditional oil-on-canvas paintings depict scenes of everyday life by representing strange, outcast, lonely figures. Their genres and portraits sometimes capture funny, happy moments, and at other times sarcastically document our society. The visuality of their expressive, colourful paintings is rooted in the past. They are not afraid to use the depiction methods of primitive societies or the art brut. In their work, tvjghey combine the stylish primitivism of avant-garde with the cultural vocabulary of their generation.

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
Made in Wunderland april 2012
Made in Wunderland
3 April 2012  - 0  0000  
Istvan Nyari march 2012
Istvan Nyari
6-31 March 2012
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