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Dorottya Szabó
15-17 November 2017

In collaboration with FKSE, Art+Text Budapest presents a pop-up exhibition highlighting the work of Dorottya Szabó. These selected works, created in the past twelve years, exhibit the consistent and recurring motifs the artist evokes. From the antique chandelier and the capitolium wolf, through the laurel wreaths and the grid-like muster to the small children and the statue-like heads. Next to the mysterious, ivory-beige colored pictures a black-based, more dramatic group of artworks appear.


The distinctive character of Dorottya Szabó's dream-like art is formed by a pronounced paraph-like technique. Using templates drawn on tracing paper, she is perforating the outlines of the template, similar to how frescos were once created with preparatory cardboards. The paint is soaking through the holes from the tracing paper to the canvas, creating small blurry line of dots. The airy, random molds start the long and slow process of building the picture. Szabó uses more layers, sometimes "correcting" and sometimes "messing up" the first "too beautiful" looking results. "The accidental and the intended", she says, through this "teeming patches and blank surfaces give meaning to each other. The inspiring eventualities define and stimulate my next steps. The picture is slowly unfolding from the interference of painting and attention. What I pursue, is to collide my confusing experiences with something, that is generally applicable and which becomes clear through the intellectual process of work. I like it when, from a created visual construction an unforeseen vision rises, thus creating a new coherent unity."


Dorottya Szabó (b. 1975) lives and works in Budapest, first studying philosophy, then graduating from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (1996-2001). Following this, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and got a DLA degree at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. During her one and half decade of practice, she won multiple awards and scholarships (Derkovits Scholarship, DAAD Scholarship, Scholarship of Collegium Hungaricum Roma, main prize of Strabag Painting Award, Strabag SE Scholarhsip Vienna, Scholarship of Budapest Gallery), and several solo exhibitions (2017, Fészek Gallery; 2014, New Criterion Gallery, Csíkszereda; 2012, Crisis Fruits, VILTIN Gallery; GEDOK Künstlerrinnenforum, Karlsurhe; 2010, MONO Galéria 2007, MONO Galéria; STRABAG Kunstforum, Art Lounge, Bécs; 2006, City Gallery, Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár etc.). She lives and works in Budapest.

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with The Studio of Young Artists’ Association (FKSE), in the framework of the program FKSE+.

Béla Szilárdi
4 October 2017 - 6 October 2017

​"​[...]​​ Ruins are in a sense the victory of nature over the civilizational object, but nature in the post-digital context is just as questionable a principle as the digitally untouched ‘uncontaminated’ material. According to one interpretation of post-apocalyptic perception, this is life without a world (to quote Tamás Seregi), a damaged and melancholy existence scarred by the agony of civilization - the vanishing of the world. ​[...]​ In other words, a new non-human aspect emerges out of the unconscious over-hype and ruination of technology: Earth as planetary machine. 
Fridvalszki’s obsessions with materials history and paleontology keep cropping up in his technology-related research,

​[...] Contemporary screen aesthetics caves in under the raw materialism of the non-figurative spreads that take the audience on a geological descent towards the silence of the geological sublime devoid of humans. This suggests a sort of arte povera attitude, the subversive exploitation of Georges Bataille’s base matter, but the sensualness of the photocopied surfaces is balanced on the razor’s edge between the material and the immaterial. ​[...]" 

("The simulacrum bleeds matter" ​by Márió Z. Nemes, details. Artlocator/03, 2016)

The exhibition is realized in collaboration with The Studio of Young Artists’ Association (FKSE), in the framework of the program FKSE+.

Dániel Bernáth’s solo exhibition entitled Organimetry has been realised in collaboration with Artlocator Magazine at Art+Text Budapest Gallery.

Dániel Bernáth was born in 1990, graduated in Imre Bukta's class at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts at 2014. The young artist quickly became one of the most important voices of his generation not only because he won the Hungarian Prize of the Essl CEE Art Award, but because of his consequent art program which was affected by the new abstraction as well - although Dániel Bernáth’s painting attitude draws as much on the arte povera's tradition as the aspects of the conceptual painting and analysis of abstraction.

Bernáth's new works which are the continuation of the so-called organic framed abstract series appear in his new exhibition applying new experimental installative gestures. Bernáth's works continue to point towards colourfield painting's radical abstraction, meanwhile in the background we can see the artist's pulsing memories of Mátra. Since Dániel Bernáth spends most of his creative period in the Mátra where his rustic, rural frames come from, this region is at least as important for the artist - with its DIY-aesthetic aspects - as the scenery's transubstantiated colour fields. Therefore Bernáth's paintings are dual icons, they bear dual identity since they are abstract landscapes which are created with the scenery, with the elements of the landscape making the land's concrete image.

The title Organimetry reflects the notions which are can be described as organic and metric duality. The dual identity and motivation is the most personal element on Bernáth's painting, besides his painting program relies on impersonality. The artist tries to bypass his own handmarks using the abstract color fields  rarely turn up for instance the colorful shadows reflects to the wall from the back of the paintings.

Bernáth's free, sassy, confrontational and fresh art this time can be seen until the 22th of November at Art+Text Budapest Gallery.

Sári Ember
22 September, 2016 - 30 September, 2016
Dia Zékány
31 August, 2016 - 7 September, 2016
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