In The Focus

„Time Twine” by Attila Rajcsók and PAF is the connection of two artists, two art forms, two minds, in addition the objective effect of clear artistic humility. This takes openness of the artists, and also of the artwork itself. To Attila Rajcsók space-organizing of sculpture, and the question of balance is important. Welded steel straps of „Time Twine” embrace to eachother like they were a living, moving, pulsing organism, despite their stern material. The motive of eventuality on the clean, sterile surface of the sculpture appears only at the meeting point of the stratificating straps. This tiny detail has its own-from the viewpoint of the whole sculpture secondary-rythm, which could serve as the starting point of PAF’s work. „Time Twine” is completed by painted gestures. PAF vindicates the strong colors and the conscious gestures of his painting in a given dimension of form. Stratification of paint, the facture modificates the surface of the sculpture, and the variety of colors, varying of dark and plain gradations give a new rythm to the inner space of the sculpture. In the exhibition the postament with the sculpture on it stands on hangings painted by PAF. This installation is the counterpoint of the gestures on the artwork, which are settling of emotions. This means that they are carriers of underlying content, while the hangings could be defined as action painting, where the creatice process is more important az the message. It is significant to pin down, that none of the artists want to rule „Time Twine”. On the contrary, the artistic world of Rajcsók and PAF open themselves to eachother, honor eachother, adapt to eachother without losing their freedom. In this wise they twine in absolute harmony in an unique artwork.

 

written by: Zsófi Máté

photo: misi

 

 

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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

 

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IN THE FOCUS special / PAF

On 14th of August the individual exhibition of PAF opened with great success at the Nádor Gallery in the city of Pécs. The painter not only presented new paintings, but the exhibition also includes exciting, new installations, which are due to the inspirational exhibiting space of the Nádor Gallery. For example, the 81 meters long painted canvas, which could be defined as the clew of the exhibition. It wimples above our heads, creates the sense of infinity, it’s uproarious colors are completely ruling the space. The other group of the installations arethe dress-stands, covered with gestures. Painting of PAF animate these ordinary objects, their ordering in the space terminates their impersonality. To the saturation of the exhibition contribute the spatial paintings; boxes painted on five and six sides, which enter the viewer’s own sapce. This powerful, provocative cavalcade is surrounded by the paintings on the walls, wich are the ground of all the installations. The exhibition is ordered in three units, and to top it all, all of the artworks have their own lives. This is what makes PAF’s exhibitoin so special: this stunning variegation organizes into a whole in front of our eyes. Installations and paintings intensify eachother, and lead us into a compelling world of painting.
Visit the exhibition at the Nádor Gallery, have a share in this special experience given by gestures, forms, surfaces and colors. On the 21th of August PAF1s painting comes to life on the fashion collection of Eszter Cselényi with an irregular performance, then on the 28th of August with ministration of András Jász, jazz saxophone artist and Zsirai, we discover the connections of art, music and wine.

written by: Zsófi Máté

photo: Panamy

 

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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

 

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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

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Attention

We are closed on the 27th and 28th of march but we pleased to informed you that we prolong our PAF exhibition untill the 25th of april.

In The Focus

To visualize temporality is a great aritstic pledge. “Hidden Time” by PAF interprets time as a mechanical construction at first sight,inasmuch as the circles scooped into the harsh surface of the painting evoke the spur wheels of a clock. At the center of the artwork, as contact point of all these components, there is a clockface. PAF represents measurable, objective time. Nevertheless this isn’t the full extenct of temporality. The paining’s dark colors, it’s scrachty,mysterious surface, infinite inner spaces do not suggest the domesticity,concreteness of the illustrated topic. Technical complexity of the picture carries the possibility of mental compelxity: the painting tells about time that is accessible to all, about subjective time, even about the time of the artwork. The picture is bisected by a vertical red gesture,which is dominating the whole painting, and could be the intervention into operation of time. With this powerful gesture PAF takes possesion of the unknowable on “Hidden Time”.

photo: misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

Hidden Time (100x50cm, mixed technique on wood, 2013)

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In The Focus

„Demons and Chaos I-IV” by PAF create a whole. The four artworks share the same system of gestures, they are perfect continuation of each other. The dynamic, powerful gestures don’t respect their frames, stretch beyond their measures, so the for paintings become permeable. The „Demons and Chaos” series is an open artwork, both visually and mentally. The interlocking gestures create a chaotic, deep, quintessential space in the picture, and in some cases they become dark, demonic figures. Variety of touch, colors, consistency of the paint the viewer can always pioneer new figures in trying to be released of the demons haunting them, overcome the chaos, reveal the secret hidden by the paint streaks. New recognitions lead to other representations. Accordingly reflexive relations of the viewer and the artwork can change the whole painting, is able to generate very different emotional impressions. This mental openness makes „Demons and Chaos” series by PAF unfailing, always vivifies it in new and other lives.

 

photo: Misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

 

Demons and Chaos I-IV (100x50cm/piece, mixed technique on wood, 2014)

 

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In The Focus

Chaos means in vulgar tounge maze, an unwanted condition, in which we would rather not spend time. On the other hand, chaos means infinite space, unshapen matter, from which the universe came into existance. Latter approaches “Chaos” by PAF. Stratification of the paint, varied facture provides strained tone to the picture, which plants the fear of the unknowable into the viewer, but this is only the surface. If we lose ourselves in the artwork, the chaotic spectacle could become an order without any eventuality.Gestures create a conscious system, they are forces taking effect on eachother in tackle on the painting, mostly the black and the white ones. In the space of strained relations of dark and light, as the center of the composition, there is a red gesture, which is one of the most important elements in PAF’s art. This is the substratum of the painting’s order, which vindicates and terminates the aforsaid discrepancy at the same time. Unity of gestures, colors and matter on PAF’s artwork is materialization of the creativeness chaos possesses.

photo: Misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

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In The Focus

„Champagne” by PAF hides it’s secret behind coatings. It involves the viewer into a game, who is forced to move between visible and undercover. The picture imperously expects from us the reconstruction of everything, that is obscured by the painter. On „Champagne” this tendency materializes through the figure.We don’t know about the hand reaching from the background, wheter a body belongs to it, or not. This scepticism creates the game with the artwork. We are not able to accept the fact, that the spectacle given by the picture is not, what we really supposed to see.

Champagne in the title of the painting is the attachment and symbol of celebration. On the picture the hand, holding the glass fitfully, is the focus of the artwork, since it’s the zero point of the red gesture, which overarches the whole painting.

PAF’s glass is empty. A smashing red gesture is flowing out of it. The blues guttering onto the arm of the incomplete figure are hiding the color of her skin. The processes on the picture rule the subject of the picture. They show as strange something well known, hamstring something lightsome.

written by: Zsófi Máté

PAF – Champagne (100×100cm, mixed technique on wood, 2013)

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