Tamás Szigeti, Moment
A38 Exhibition Venue, July 1-19, 2020.
In Tamás Szigeti's latest paintings - just like in the paintings created in recent years - the proliferating textures of forests and floodplains provide the spatial coordinate system of the paintings. In it, the figures - humans and animals - move in a web-like forest aura filtered through foliage and permeated by flickering lights.
Naturalness and attitude; the captured moment and the elaborate compositional elements are simultaneously the characteristics of the paintings. Some of the movements caught at the show; images of the moment extended to infinity unfold before us.
The paintings on display draw a lot from the visuality of stencil images and photocopies, which are widely used in street art movements. Starting from reproduced black-and-white copies, the base layers, which manipulate image defects and fragmented shapes, are enriched with vibrantly colored ink layers during painting work. From the originally motionless image sources, a meticulous new quality is born, which suggests movement, change and transformation in its kind of molecular vibration. The resulting plastic formality suggests a new degree of freedom, new possibilities, by merging form and space.
The exhibition will be opened by Balázs Bús.
Music at the opening: János Bujdosó.
Our illustration features the painting titéed Flashlight (135x195 cm, acrylic and oil on canvas) by the artist.
Born in 1968, Budapest, Tamás Szigeti is an active exponent of Hungarian metaphysical painting.
Initially enrolled in the Hungarian University of Applied Arts, Faculty of Interior Design in Budapest where he graduated in 1994, soon he turned toward autonomous visual production. After a period of installation and performance activities between 1992 and 1996, he moved to Mexico City where he gained M.A. degree in Painting at the San Carlos Academy of the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas de la UNAM in 2000.
Between 2006 and 2010 he completed his DLA studies in Painting at the University of Pécs, Faculty of Music and Visual Arts. He is currently working on his doctoral thesis.
Since his 2000 return to his native Budapest, he has been creating painterly work, exposing regularly in Budapest-based galleries and venues. His works are to be found in important private collections.
Between 2001 and 2009 he gave classes as a drawing instructor at Corvin Rajziskola, Budapest.
In February 2009 he founded Szuterén Stúdió, an Open Atelier and Drawing School in Budapest.