Related Worlds focuses on a key period in the oeuvre of Ferenc Lantos (1929–2014), when — his creative approach governed by the intention of harmonizing artistic and social ambitions with nature – he discovered the central motif for his visual language.
The motif of the circle had already gained increasing importance in his representational paintings from the late fifties, and by the mid-sixties, it had practically become the sole compositional principle of his images, leading to the abstraction of his art, rendered even more solid by geometric construction in the seventies. The current exhibition offers a selection of works on paper and paintings from the mid-sixties through the late seventies, which reveal the formally, stylistically and structurally diverse and progressive character of the circle, a principal element in Lantos’ motif-set.
acb Gallery presents the first ever solo exhibition of Andrea Éva Győri at acb.
Andrea Éva Győri (1985) graduated in painting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Although painting still prevails in her oeuvre, in the course of further education and residencies in Stuttgart, South-Korea and Maastricht, her art has matured over the years, with a multimedia approach and the practice of collaborative art gaining more and more emphasis. Captured with a scientific proclivity coupled with free imagination and an expressive formal character, the central theme of her work is the relation of the human body and consciousness, which she delves into through various sub-topics (intimacy, female masturbation or the experience of disease). Since Vibration Highway, a series of drawings about sexuality, her 2016 masterpiece exhibited at Manifesta 11 in Zürich, personal mythology has gained increasing importance in her work: through recurring motifs and self-referential allusions it is perfected into a world where techniques of rite, consciousness and healing have significant roles.
The exhibition on display at acb Attachment gives insight into this stream of consciousness along with the methodology of the artist’s program. The show is centred on the artist’s newest series of drawings exploring the phenomenon and significance of “places”. Places that are more than mere projections of mental states: furnishable and confinable places of personal life events, traumas and hopes. Emotions and internal struggles formulated as locations; intimate arenas of solitude to retreat to, places to dance where no one can see, where one can believe in God, practice sorcery, or become a tiger…