On “Flux LXIII” by Imre Barna Balázs we get into an other reality. The abstract painting, wich creates an organic system of gestures is inspired by forms of nature. On the pale blue surface of the picture there are luminous shapes of paint. They can be understood as a reflection, which appears on the water, an element of the living nature. We don’t know the real landscape, only the reproduction. The painting itself takes one more step foreward, since it is a reproduction of a reflection, i.e. a reproduction which has no original. The “Flux LXIII” faces a philosophycal question as old as art itself: is art able to be more than the reproduction of reality? If we look at the artwork by Imre Barna Balázs, we can realize, that the important thing is not the similarity between the painting and reality. The picture’s composition without any eventuality, creates an own, inner order, which leads the viewer’s perspective into the depth of the painting, to a mystical darkness, a distant sphere. It doesn’t urge us, to imagine, build the orginal reality, what is only reflected. Contrarily, it creates a substantive world.
written by: Zsófi Máté
Flux LXIII (50×69,5cm, oil on wood, 2014)