Art Today 2018-10-24T23:35:43+00:00

ALL EARS?
Botond Keresztesi: Van Gogh’s Airbnb

október 8, 2019|Categories: Art Today, ONLINE|Tags: , , , |

Patrick Tayler
Painters, like Botond Keresztesi, bring back distant visual triggers, for those who still have some unfinished mission in the virtual sphere: a save slot left unopened for too long, an uncaught apple, a motorbike levitating since the last millennium. Instead of recreating previous experiences – and the resulting emotional-cognitive reactions – on a technically more advanced platform, Keresztesi deploys the ancient practice of painting to recontextualise digital and non-digital fragments.

Guarding Beauty
Ádám Dallos’s one-man show Mercurius with Crying Dragon

július 20, 2019|Categories: Art Today, ONLINE|Tags: , , |

Patrick Nicholas Tayler
Ádám Dallos exhibited three large-scale oil paintings – Boy with Crying Dragon (2019), Mercurius with Crying Dragon (2019), Bleeding Eye Bull Begins to Cry (2019) – that each show an individual male nude in the company of a monster. The mythical beasts complete the human figures as attributes of an awakening power, as projected spirits of testosterone, or in other words, a guarding presence hovering above the exposed bodies.

Purple Prose
Orsolya Lia Vető's exhibition

július 2, 2019|Categories: Art Today, ONLINE|Tags: , , , |

Tayler Patrick Nicholas
Zooming in on flowers and fruit in the series Plantscape, Orsolya Lia Vető is not squeamish concerning the alluring, the decorative in her painting practice. The communicative urge that drives the aesthetics of kitsch is condensed into individual signs, that cease to denote separate morphological units and instead hook-up in a hybrid inflorescence, merging in a despecific corporality.

Whitecube Wunderkammer
Sekrestye – Unixpected

június 3, 2019|Categories: Art Today, ONLINE|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tayler Patrick Nicholas
Sekrestye is a Budapest-based, loosely defined group of artists whose collective movements are centred around a series of exhibitions and events arranged predominantly in private places, introducing a fresh, off-track attitude to the art scene of the Hungarian capital. Surfacing gradually from the depths of social media and appearing sporadically in different venues, the group’s fifth exhibition was installed in the two visually transformed exhibition halls of Art9 Gallery and presented a visual jam session, that contextualised personal voices within a common vision.

BUMm
an introductory group exhibition of the resident artists of Atelier Budakalász

április 26, 2019|Categories: Art Today, ONLINE|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tayler Patrick Nicholas
There are places in suburban Budapest where artists tinker around in weird hours, working on pieces that can be described with a collection of contradictory terms: edgy, ephemeral, toy-like, pseudo-scientific, Blade Runneresque, sacred, sacrilegious, modified, recontextualised, assisted, remixed, etc., deploying tactics that unsettle the norms of art. They sometimes utilise the tools of the film industry, of fine mechanics or of any other area connected to the construction of illusions and palpable realities.

Ritual Trail to Self
Patrícia Jagicza and Patrícia Kaliczka’s exhibition

április 17, 2019|Categories: Art Today, ONLINE|Tags: , , , , |

Tayler Patrick Nicholas
The self-portrait reveals traces of an impossible distance – an out-of-body experience, that proposes selfhood through a kind of informed schizophrenia. If “presence is impossible except as co-presence”, who is this other I share myself with? Is the dichotomy of artist and model relevant in this case? Is the mirror or camera – the technical facade – the real eyewitness to this emergence of the self?