In The Focus / Perceptions 2. …silence……

To Art Salon\Társalgó Gallery is opening the new season with the group exhibition “Perceptions” is a tradition. This year the subject of the exhibition, which was processed by seven artists is silence. Imre Barna Balázs, Róbert Csáki, László Gyémánt, Mózes Incze, Iván Paulikovics, PAF and György Szabó all created their own variation of silence. The curators, Dr. Dóra Ocsovai and Dr. Katalin Kovács circled the question: what is the coherence between art and silence? The evident answer could be of course: painting and sculptures as objects are silent. Although in the domain of aesthetics none of the artworks are mute. But as the opening speech of Katalin Kovács highlighted, silence could be the effect, that artworks trigger. This is prevailing, as we are standing in front the arworks of the exhibition. For example the creatures on the portaits by Róbert Csáki, as they would like to say something, but they stay wordless, they fade into the peaceful background. Then PAF breaks the silence and peace of his pictures with his definite, craggy gestures. And these are just examples of the intellectual and technical variegation, which is united in the exhibition “Perception2…silence…..”


written by: Zsófi Máté

photo: Diana Rédai



In The Focus / DIALOG2

On 26th of June in Graz, in Gallery Eugen Lendl the „Dialog 2” group exhibition was opened. Three painters of the Art Salon\Társalgó Gallery shared the exhibiton space with four austrian artists. The seething gestures of Stefan Maitz; expansive forms of Christian KRI Kammerhofer; abstract visions of Josef Wurm and the expressiveness of drawing by Michael Fanta have a word with the shadowy landscapes of Róbert Csáki; refined system of gestures by Imre Barna Balázs and the powerful colors of PAF. Dr. Márton Méhes, director of Collegium Hungaricum Wien emphasized in his opening speech, that there are energies in the space, created by the artworks effecting eachother. Truly, the halls of the gallery become a field, in which different artistic visions, styles and techniques open themselves to eachother. „Dialog 2” gives the viewer the opportunity to indite and shape the connections of the artworks. So the concept of the exhibition insures a broad playing field for the paintings, and for the visitors as well. Exciting, thought-provoking opennes of „Dialog 2” reveals, that art is a general language, which is able to blur any boundaries.


photo: Zsófi Máté
written by: Zsófi Máté



In The Focus / DIALOG2

In spring of 2013, Art Salon\Tarsalgo Gallery’s artists debuted with great success in Vienna with the „Dialog” group exhibition. In June 2014, „Dialog II” will be settled in Gallery Eugen Lendl, in the city of Graz, Austria. The concept, just as last year, will be creating harmony of the heterogeneous material created of several artists’ artworks, so the works open themselves to each other, but they do not lose their uniqueness. Róbert Csáki, Imre Barna Balázs and PAF are excellent contemporary painters, each of them express their thoughts and feelings through painting, but with a different technique, in a different style.

Róbert Csáki’s painterly impressions are visualized by gorgeous colours and masterful compositions. On his paintings we travel into a mystical, unreal but still familiar nature. „Hommage à Caspar David Friedrich” guides us from the shady frame to the centre of the composition, so we can linger on in the bland distant lights.

Strong gestures and colours dominate the painting of PAF, which are the abstract forms of an inner world filled with vehement emotions. The sharp surfaces, stirring colours of his paintings create deep inner spaces. „Gesture Box I” is a cube, each of its sides is covered with PAF’s gestures. In this wise the pictures become spatial, and are showing the infinity and the non-enclosing, which characterize PAF’s painting.

Imre Barna Balázs seizes with amazing sensitivity the phenomenon of experience, and how the sense and the soul can shape the sensation of the world. The system of gestures on „Flux LXII” reflects the forms of nature. The intensity of colours reveals the great power of our thoughts and emotions.

The variegation of „Dialog II” will be enhanced beyond the Hungarian painters by the artists of Gallery Eugen Lendl; Michael Fanta, Christian KRI Kammerhofer, Stefan Maitz and Josef Wurm as well. Though each artwork creates an own world and aura, they can effect each other, and their dialog can vest them with stunning, new meanings. „Dialog II” will aim to represent through the connection of different artworks the open, inexhaustible, always renewable character of art.

photo: misi

written by: Zsófi Máté


In The Focus

On „Flux LVIII” by Imre Barna Balázs a dynamic system of gestures is appearing on the surface of the painting, blazing in the colors and lights of dawn. The gestures vivify the picture, while they transmit the stillness of motionless stationarity. Their various colors, variant intensity of their stratification do not result tension in the space of the picture. The ground of the artwork and the gestures on it resolve to eachother, creating indissoluble whole, sense of pure harmony. Though the gestures seem stochiastic, they are part of a larger order, in which every detail has it’s own space and function. They fill the space of the artwork with movement and stationarity at the same time, as part of the conscious composition. In the shapes of gestures we can observe the forms of nature on „Flux LVIII”. The painting by Imre Barna Balázs reflects how the artitst’s, or even the viewer’s inner world translates, recreates well known sceneries. Thus it is connetcted with the reality, not only visualizes it, but unfolds it’s connection to mental, spiritual contents with the instruments of painting.

photo: misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

Flux LVIII (130×210 cm, oil on canvas, 2014)

Flux LVIII (130x210 cm, olaj, vaszon, 2014)_eng

In The Focus

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.

photo: Misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

Flux LXIII (50×69,5cm, oil on wood, 2014)

Flux LXIII (50x69,5 cm, olaj, karton, fatabla, 2014)_eng


Our new series IN THE FOCUS

On every second monday we are planning to introduce one Masterpiece of our Artists.

Zsófi Máté Bachelor of Arts student writes short description about the Masterpieces.


Standing in front of an almost two meters high and three meters wide canvas, we usually get confused, try to see the details and the whole at once. On Imre Barna Balázs’s Flux … the system of pulsating gestures simply lets us into the painting. We are too close to stay away.

The streaks of colourful gestures weigh heavily, float effortless, or wreathe mysteriously on the surface. They get in interaction, frame eachother. Cold and warm colours trigger incompatible feelings, and create total, pure order in us and also on the painting.

On the masterpiece by Imre Barna Balázs the moitonless moves and the unimaginable becomes visible, perceptible.


Imre Barna Balázs – Flux 57 (190×290cm, oil on canvas, 2013)


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