György Segesdi
(1931-)
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György Segesdi was one of the most authentic artists of Hungarian public sculpture of the sixties. His sculpture in Debrecen, inaugurated in 1972, was the first abstract sculpture erected in Hungary. However, the public is more familiar with the Marx-Engels, which once played on the Pest bridgehead of the Margaret Bridge. Segesdi's constantly experimenting art was influenced by the new constructivism, in contact with industrial modernity. The culmination of his oeuvre is the industrial "futurism" of the 1970s: the geometric modernity of chrome-steel structures polished to an irritatingly calm colour. His monumental works, consisting of repeating arches, can be found in Hungary: on the facade of the famous Novotel Hotel in Budapest, near the Danube, or in  Szeged. This aesthetic world and technological diversity (sheet metal cutting, bending, edge welding) appear in his public and smaller studio sculptures. In addition to polished chrome steel, Segesdi also used plexiglass as a raw material for modern sculpture but worked with other traditional raw materials such as bronze, porcelain or carved wood.

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005   Művelődési Ház, Balatongyörök, Hungary

2004   Vígadó Galéria, Budapest Hungary

2003   Schöffer Museum, Kalocsa, Hungary

1998   Synergon Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1989   Galerie Ritzel, Frankfurt, Germany

1984   Művelődési Ház, Vác, Hungary

1983   Óbuda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1982   XL. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 

1981   Castle, Gyula, Hungary

1980   XXXIX. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 

1979   Sculpture Park of Komárom County, Tata, Hungary 

1979   Hungarian Cultural Institute, Warsaw, Poland 

1977   Biennale Internazionale di Piccolo Scultura, Venice, Italy 

1977   Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

1975   Hungarian Avantgarde, Nürnberg, Germany 

1974   Galerie Beck, Erlangen, Germany

1974   Ungarische Kunst der Gegenwart, Vienna, Austria

1972   Egyetemi Galéria, Debrecen, Hungary 

1972   Hungarian Sculpture, Moscow, Russia

1971   I. International Sculpture Biennale, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle,                          Budapest, Hungary

1970   New Works, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

1970   Art Hongrois Contemporain, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest,                    Hungary

1969   Biennale Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany 

1969   Kunst fra Ungarn, Oslo, Norway 

1966   National Fine Art Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary 

1965   Hungarian Art Today, Belgrad, Serbia 

1964   XXXI. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1964   National Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest,                    Hungary

1963   Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Paris, France

1962   National Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest,                    Hungary

1960   National Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest,                    Hungary

1958   Spring exhibition, Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

1955   VI. Hungarian Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok                                                   / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

1954   V. Hungarian Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok                                                   / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

1953   IV. Hungarian Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok                                                   / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

1952   III. Hungarian Fine Art Exhibition, Műcsarnok                                                   / Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

SELECTED WORKS IN PUBLIC

1990   Lajos Street, Budapest, Hungary

1985   Teve Street, Budapest, Hungary 

1983   Hotel Novotel, Budapest, Hungary

1981   Sport Hall, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

1979   Monument of the Great Flood in Szeged, Szeged, hungray

1978   Hungarian Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 

1975   Völgy Street, Budapest, Hungary

1973   City Center, Tatabánya, Hungary 

1971   Jászai Mari Square, Budapest, Hungary 

1969   Kossuth Lajos Square, Budapest, Hungary

1968   Anna Presszó, Váci Street, Budapest, Hungary

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