Curated by Gábor Rieder
Opening: 3 May 2018, 7 p.m.
On view: 4-25 May 2018
Art+Text Budapest is delighted to present a solo exhibition on one of the greatest masters of metaphysical Hungarian painting, Tamás Soós (1955). Praefigruatio, the gallery’s first exhibit dedicated to Soós, features selected works from the artist’s oeuvre spanning over four decades and blends familiar themes with hitherto unseen early works, large-scale oil paintings with conceptual photographs as well as sculptures realised in various materials.
The exhibition unveils an imaginary thread in the oeuvre of Tamás Soós, thereby modelling the artist’s journey of intuitive revelations. The selection comprises the previously never exhibited, early Substances, several important works (paintings and sculptures) from the Melancholy series, one completely new and a few older examples (including a sculpture from 1982) from the Line of Existence sequel, as well as works of photoconceptualism and a herald of the impertinently grotesque, most recent objects.