New paintings on display for a week
Curator: Gelencsér Rothman Éva
Exhibited artists: Zsófi Barabás, Zsombor Barakonyi, József Bullás, László Gyõrffy, Zsigmond Károlyi, Lola Kovács, DánielLászló,István Losonczy, RitaMátis, Róza Reményi Schmal, MártonRomvári, Rita Varga
Opening speech by János Sturcz art historian, on Monday 19th of September, at 6 p.m. Staged for the third time, Mũcsarnok’s One-weeker presents twelve artists in twelve rooms. The exhibition seeks to give an introduction to current action in contemporary Hungarian painting. A common feature of the works on display is that their creators reached back to various traditions of painting: some reinterpret century-old styles, others do the same to trends of the recent past (thirty to forty years ago). Of the exhibiting artists, Dániel László, Rita Mátis and Rita Varga search for the new in some old artistic style (pittura colta), while László Gyõrffy, Lola Kovács and Zsófi Barabás are characterized by an eclectic union of stylistic marks which has suggestive, metaphoric and subjective orientations (new image painting). The reinterpretation of monochrome painting also makes an appearance at the display, partly as an ongoing inquiry into painting, and partly as a questioning of the possibilities of painting, the continuously restructuring positions of the work of art, as in the pictures of József Bullás, Zsigmond Károlyi, István Losonczy and Róza Reményi Schmal. Zsombor Barakonyi uses skateboards and boat shells as the support of his paintings, while Márton Romvári employs gesture painting and painted wooden boxes with personal objects within, to speak about time and make it visible.