28 SEP - 5 NOV, 2017

Péter Szarka: With Global Warming Against Cold War

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You can download the handout of the exhibition from here.

The art of Péter Szarka (1964) is most widely known for his 3d rendered c-prints, which he produced in the 2000s, and which depicted dream-like figurative visions. When a completely new generation started to use 3d rendered images a decade later, Szarka’s interest already departed from the clean digital visuality and was heading towards a more hybrid language, which was inspired by trash aesthetics and generally was more painterly, incorporating more gestures and material-experiments as before.

Among the new works commissioned for the space of Trafó Gallery we find abstract modelling tables, sound installations and manipulated found objects – all with a revelatory freshness. The previous 3d print series of Szarka was entitled „With Cold War Against Global Warming”, which is twisted out on the occasion of his Trafó show, in relation with the present line of global politics.

Péter Szakra graduated at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in 1989. He was one of the founding members of the Újlak Group, a key artistic entity of the Hungarian art scene in the early 1990s. Beside his solo-exhibition at Kunsthalle, Budapest in 2003, he had several exhibitions in acb Gallery which represents him, and in Liget Gallery, Budapest. He participated at the Sao Paolo Biennale in 2004, and also at various international group exhibitions in such venues as Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Supported by: National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Káli Kövek

 

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