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

„Uptown Workshop (Philadelphia)” by László Gyémánt is a realistic detail of a city, understandable by Paul Cézanne’s the idea about landscape: man is absent from it, but completely within the brain. Sense of leaving behind dominates the picture, incarnated in the dying workshop or the unowned car. These are the stock of the painting, which could be defined as the objective world of a social class, milieu, standard of living. However, Gyémánt’s unmoved, willfully void-profundity portrayal alienates from the underlying,these objects should refer to. They do not advert to a bigger context, do not become symbols of a bigger reality, do not lead to the people they belong to. What is there on „Uptown Workshop” by László Gyémánt, shows indeed what is absent. All this goes beyond the alienation of people from their objective world, and captures visually their irreversible fragmentation, in stony, inexorably precise style.

photo: Misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

Uptown Workshop, Philadelphia (50×70 cm, oil on canvas, 2009)

Kulvarosi szerelomuhely _ Philadelphia (50x70 cm, olaj, vaszon, 2009)_eng

The Master and the Disciple

Exhibition of László Gyémánt and Boglárka Nagy.

Opening: 21. oktober 2013. 19h


László Gyémánt, painter is our gallery’s significant artist and an important figure of hungarian contemporary art. He spent the major part of his career in London and Vienna, and became internationally acknowledged. After the fall of the Berlin wall he has returned to Hungary where he kept on working, his oeuvre is growingly condescended by his experiences of the journeys to America. In the last two years he started working with the graduated artist, Boglárka Nagy. Gyémánt’s representationalism has a vast effect on the the young painter’s works. The master’s presence is appreciable in every brushstroke, while the fresh voice of the student is constantly developing. On the present exhibition, called „The Master and the disciple” László Gyémánt shares the gallery spaces with Boglárka Nagy. They’ll be attending with works concerning basically different subjects, in which their technique unfolds the professionnal and intellectual fellowship of master and disciple.

Gyémánt László and Nagy Boglárka 1  Gyémánt László and Nagy Boglárka