Please visit my ‘New Paper Collage pieces’ to see several new works created on hard paper, using metal foil, gold and solver wax-based paint and paper of different colours, here! These include images I first showed here in my earlier ‘sneak preview’ post.
In these compositions, I experimented with cracked surfaces, after painting over two or three layers of paper, then removing the top layers and regluing them, to reveal the unpainted surface underneath. I added layers of paper foil, then repainted over these, allowing these to shine through, for more added depth and still further complexity of layers.
All of the surfaces are reflective and thus change with the mood.
In this respect, the camera meets me half way in recreating the surfaces and the ‘jewelled’ qualities these possess. In these latest works I did not use my scanner but rather my camera, using ‘lying’ mode. I am not sure this is the right way to express this in English actually as my phablet phone is still set to Hungarian and it was switched from automatic to ‘fekvő’ mode. This latter produced greater sharpness of images and richer, more golden shades – though the size of these works is reduced hugely so that they will upload smoothly onto this site.
There is a chance I will be able to present a solo exhibiton of my larger works in the Autumn of this year – so please watch this space. Currently I have works on show in Budapest at the co-operative run KAZI 30 project run by the Ferdinand Gallery at Kazinzsky Utca 30 and at the Újnesz venue at Papnövelde Utca 2, near Ferenciek Tér, Budapest.
For Those of Little Faith…..
Work does shift at the Ferdinand, at Kazi30! There now will this summer be more opportunities to show a work or two at Szentendre too as well as at Buda and accordingly I have taken more pieces to show there. One of these is the work featured here – Echoes of Bam.
Recently I went to visit an exhibition of Reigl Judit at the soon-to be closed down gallery near Boráros Tér in Budapest.
It was felt that the work was a little hit-and-miss – it did seem that for her, the process of creating seemed more important in many instances than the result – the most patterned and considered work was the best. She certainly appears to be the mistress of the Splodge – though in the Fifties, Splodges would have been radical indeed.
It was interesting to note that she liked to allow some substances to bleed through the canvas, creating subtleties of shading and staining…
I also bought a book about Roszda Endre, whose works we saw at a gallery near Moscow Square, when it was still Moscow Square. I always respond to work that is full of intricacy and pattern.
Ferdinand Gallery – new work on show for the next month from March 16th
The Ferdinand Gallery is located at KAZI30, Kazinszky Utca 30, Budapest. KAZI30 is a new venture, designed to function as a co-operative venue for artists who are not part of the ‘closed shop’ mainstream of galleries here.
This is the piece I have on show there for the time being: it is a mixed-media piece on board, 50x50cm in size, its title being ‘Autumns Shades on snow-covered surface.’
I still, also have a work that can be viewed at the headquarters of the Intergaléria Foundation, at Mester Utca 22. This work is also 50×50 cm and completed on board. Its title is ‘Sunset City.’
I understand that Intergaléria have recently formed a new society for local artists and currently are showing work at a town hall in the city centre. However, these days I am starting to get very busy again with teaching work, so will not really have the time to investigate during the week much and the shop is only open from 2 00 pm to 6 most days – when I am at my busiest.
Do check these out yourselves though if you happen to be in town.