Platán Galéria

2017. április 18. (kedd)


The idea of an „artist-genius” created and maintained by theorists through the last centuries, and particularly important during the XIX century, has been questioned and criticised since the avant-garde. The concept of an artist situated above a hierarchy of norms and being inspired by some „other” and „higher” power is hardly relevant anymore. The reality surrounding us have an important impact on our life, our perception regarding the world, and our work. The young artists presented in the exhibition FORMS OF EVERYDAYNESS are also influenced by this reality, taking it as a starting-point of reflexion and making their own interpretation of it. This personal expression of everyday life into works of art shows us how differently we can perceive it and hence creates an exhibition full of variety. The LATARKA Gallery situated in the Polish Institute invites the public for the opening of the exhibition which will take place the 26 of April at 7pm.

This new exhibition is another example of cooperation between Hungary and Poland. Creating an artistic dialogue between these two countries is an important feature of the LATARKA Gallery. The curators of the exhibition Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec (Cracow) and Tomasz Piars (Budapest) have invited 7 artists to the project. Going to the exhibition the spectator will have the opportunity to discover different artistic visions presented through various techniques. Among them we find photography, by Michalina Bigaj and Máté Balázs. The combination of different objects creating „industrial” sculptures is presented through the works of Bartłomiej Węgrzyn. Canvas, wood and strings are among the prefered materials of the Hungarian artist Árpád Forgó. The concept of mixing different media, experimenting with them and challenging our normative perception can be found in the works of Adrian Kolerski and his « object-painting ». Michał Sroka is also using various techniques for the creation of his form-modules. Áron Baráth is using only primarly colors, black and white for his paintings, the abstract pictures of whom attracts our attention thanks to an energical and strong gestural brushstokes.

Minimalist conceptions are especially important regarding the Hungarian works of art. In a personal way, choosing monochromatic photography or colors artists create synthetic visions through the repetition of the same units or the predominance of geometric figures. This apparament calm is perturbed by works where a dominating gesture and movement enters a three-dimentional room. Creating artworks using a similar artistic language, minimalism that is, the artists explore their surrounding reality in different ways. In the same logic as the world influences the artist, the exhibition has an impact on us and our « baggage » of experiences. The latter constructs us as individuals in a society, to quote the german artist Joseph Beuys from his text I'm Seeking Field Character «All human knowledge comes from art. Every capacity comes from the artistic capacity of man, wich means, to be active, creatively ».

author Anna Michalak


Polish – Hungarian contemporary art. exhibition in LATARKA Gallery

Opening on April 26th at 7pm


PL  Michalina Bigaj, Adrian Kolerski, Michał Sroka, Bartłomiej Węgrzyn

HU Máté Balázs, Baráth Áron, Forgó Árpád

Curators: Agnieszka Jankowska-Marzec, Tomasz Piars

Exhibition on view till May 25th.