Books have their destinies. This old saying unfolds in Pataki’s works spanning genres. Artists’ books, assemblages, giclée prints, virtual and real book objects and even classical paintings are side by side in confounding ways: we see book destinies or rather human destinies. The rhetorical question is not left unanswered. Pataki’s lyrical canvases are executed with engineering precision and move us profoundly.
Curator : György Szegő
Tibor Pataki graduated in 1997 with a degree in painting from the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts (today the Hungarian University of Fine Arts), where his mentors were Szilárd Iván and Tibor Bráda. Between 1978 and 1980 he studied at the Hungarian University of Art and Design (today the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design). Since 1982 he has worked as a freelance graphic artist creating publications, book illustrations and cover designs. He has taught at the Krea Design School, Szeged Teacher Training College and the Metropolitan University in Budapest. He is a member of the National Association of Hungarian Creative Artists (MAOE), the Hungarian Creative Artists Public Foundation (MAK), Hungarian Creative Artists Non-Profit Company (MANK), the Association of Hungarian Fine and Applied Artists (MKISZ), the Hungarian Electrographic Association (MET), the Symposium Association, the Association of Hungarian Illustrators and the Hungarian Artist's Book Association. He has exhibited regularly since 1977. His artworks have won awards on several occasions, including at the Miskolc Graphic art Biennials and Vásárhely Autumn Exhibitions in Hódmezővásárhely. In 2011 he received a Munkácsy Award. His works feature in private and public collections in France and Hungary. Since the mid-1990s the main theme of his art has been the book as a symbol and a visual element for the mapping of human relationships. He lives and works in Budapest.
Simultaneously – Studio Visits
Zoltán Bánföldi | Zsófia Bérczi | Győző Byhon | Gábor Fülöp | Réka Gergely | Tibor Pataki | Péter Rizmayer | Nóra Soós | László Tenk
MŰCSARNOK Kunsthalle Budapest | 28 October 2020 – 10 January 2021
virtual opening: https://www.facebook.com/events/788612371708763