2016. július 9., szombat
2016. július 7., csütörtök
ISTVÁN OROSZ, GUNTARS SIETIŅŠ. ON ESCHER’S TRACES
A100 Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition István Orosz, Guntars Sietiņš. On Escher’s traces that will take place at the gallery space on Friday 22nd of July at 18.30.The exhibition, already successfully touring from Budapest, Potenza and Matera arrived in Galatina. It is curated by Sergio Buoncristiano and Daniel Köster, with the scientific support of Fiorella Fiore and organized by Rebis Arte and Koller Gallery from Budapest. The 40 artworks on display, are introduced by an early section comprising artworks of Mauritis Cornelis Escher, Carlo Mo and Victor Vasarely, illustrate the latest developments of István Orosz and Guntars Sietiņš careers. Both artists are internationally recognized as among the most prestigious artists followers of Escher. Despite coming from different backgrounds, cultures and countries, being Orosz Hungarian and Sietiņš Latvian, both express in their work the deep bond with the Dutch master, and both are virtuous in engraving, altough using different techniques. Orosz etcher, Sietiņš undisputed master of mezzotint and aquatint, both are artists of international fame, as evidenced by their articulated résumé.
Sietiņš is currently Head of the graphics department at Riga Fine Arts Academy, and he is a member of several international associations devoted to graphic art and he has exhibited his artworks in many countries. He’s considered worldwide one of the greatest artists in the mezzotint tecnique.
Orosz is certainly one of the greatest contemporary Hungarian intellectuals; sophisticated engraver, famous illustrator, multifaceted artist, known in his homeland and abroad, whose career is full of prestigious awards.
During the vernissage visitors can be protagonists of an interactive experiment of creative production that will address the theme of Self Perspection. The black room, a laboratory within the gallery space, has been specifically conceived and equipped in order to manifest, by the team of Gestalt psychotherapists, Luca Petrini and Andrea Zizzari, with whom the gallery has started since a few months an innovative and multidisciplinary research. In Gestalt Psychotherapy the act of creation (as the artistic process) represents the ability that all human beings have of developing new behaviours to deal with existence, creating new and different horizons of action. The process necessarily requires to explore within the unknown zone, in order to develop something that makes a new sense of completion for us. Therefore it could be a behavior, a sentence, a gesture or a work, the creative act requires venturing into the unknown, enduring the generative tension inherent in taking the risk, in choosing. This is the synthesis that reflect a new way for the art by A100 Gallery. The overall project is conceived, organized,and coordinated by Nunzia Perrone, director of the gallery.
The exhibition will run until October 2, from 10.00 am to 01.00 pm and from 05.30 pm to
08.00 pm (in August by appointment)
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2016. június 18., szombat
The "Paradoxonometria" exhibition in Bratislava does not close in the end of June, hopefully it would be opened until the end of the summer. (More information in the Hungarian Institute). Warsaw celebrates the 25th Poster Biennial. It is the most important poster-event in the world. This time, there is no competition, however, the organizers asked fifty poster artists to send an old work for the Jubilee exhibition. They appeare as cityposter in all over the town. In Matera, close to the boots corner of Italy my etchings and Guntars Sietins mezzotints will be shown together. It will be the third joint exhibition of us (Budapest, Potenza, Matera).
2016. június 6., hétfő
2016. május 8., vasárnap
Is there any connection between Donald Trump and M.C. Escher? I mean the U.S. presidential candidate and the Dutch craftsman. (By the way he is my favorite graphic artist.) You say that it is impossible? O.K. The key figure is nobody else but Mick Jagger. I read in the news, that the Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign. The band have issued a statement saying that the presidential candidate does not have permission to use the band's music.
In the beginning of 1969, Mick Jagger wrote a letter to Escher asking him to provide an image for the Rolling Stones' forthcoming record cover. Here is his letter:
Dear Maurits,For quite some time now I have had in my possession your book (Graphic Works Of...) and it never ceases to amaze me each time I study it! In fact I think your work is quite incredible and it would make me very happy for a lot more people to see and know and understand exactly what you are doing. In March or April this year, we have scheduled our next LP record for release, and I am most eager to reproduce one of your works on the cover-sleeve. Would you please consider either designing a "picture" for it, or have you any unpublished works which you might think suitable -the "optical illusion" idea very much appeals to me, although one like "Evolution" would of course be equally as suitable. -and would say the same thing. You might even like to do a long one like "Metamorphosis" which we could then reproduce as a folding-out sleeve. It could be either in one colour or full colour, that would be up to you entirely. Naturally, both you and your publishers would get full credits on the sleeve, and we could negotiate a fee on hearing of your decision to do it. I would be most grateful if you could contact Peter Swales or Miss Jo Bergman at the above address or telephone (reverse charge), and either will give you every necessary assistance. However, I am not so fortunate as to possess a Dutch interpreter, and so if you do not speak English or French, I would again be grateful if you could fix up somebody in Baarn to oblige.
Yours very sincerely,
Mick Jagger (for ROLLING STONES LTD.)
Here is Escher's response:
Dear Sir [addressed to Mr. Peter Swales],Some days ago I received a letter from Mr. Jagger asking me to design a picture or to place at his disposal unpublished work to reproduce on the cover-sleeve for an LP record. My answer to both questions must be no, as I want to devote all my time and attention to the many commitments I made; I cannot possibly accept any further assignments or spend any time on publicity.
By the way, please tell Mr. Jagger I am not Maurits to him, but
Very sincerely,M. C. Escher
(Conundrum: We know that Jagger is an Escher fan, and Escher is NOT a Stones fan, and Trump is a Stones fun, and Stones is NOT a Trump fun. I wonder if Trump is familiar with the work of Escher. Maybe he is an Escher fun too. But it is hard to imagine Escher to be a Trump fun. Not only because he does not live.)