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Imre Bak, József Bartl, László Fehér, Nóra Sóos, Tamás Trombitás, Zoltán Tölg-Molnár, Gábor Záborszky

In this exhibition can be seen rigidly geometric works by Imre Bak, one of the most eminent pioneers of Hard-edge painting and Minimal Art in Hungary. Also on view – and similarly consistently executed – are works by Tamás Trombitás, who from the 1970s onwards has developed a system of symbols that connect geometric form elements with a metaphorical plane of meaning. Related to these two are the picture worlds of the notable Hungarian painter László Fehér. The figuration, the narrative element and the relationship to his everyday life link his figural, strongly-contoured works constructed with homogenous and vividly contrasting paint surfaces with the works of the young Hungarian Nóra Sóos. Not quite so stringent but still committed to the geometric sign language is the symbolism of József Bartl, sublimating folk art forms. His pastose painting on the picture surface has its equivalent in the works of Zoltán Mölg-Molnár. With the use of sand a structured surface is created which in its archaic material language resembles the artistic cement areas in Gábor Záborsky’s works.

For further details on the artists and on Hungarian art in general go to the Gaudens Pedit Collection at: http://www.art-hungary.net

Opening
Wednesday, 4 July at 7 p.m.
in the Gaudens Pedit Gallery, 9900 Lienz, Brennerleweg 1
Introduction to the exhibition by Júlia Váradi, Hungarian Journalist.

The exhibition runs until 1 September, 2012 and is open to the public every Friday between 2 and 7 p.m. and every Saturday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or by appointment.

  • Záborszky Gábor, Sign of old Things, 1979, etching, mixed media on paper 6/8, 68 x 97 cm