Artist: Gábor Pintér
Exhibition title: Untitled (Untitled)
Curated by: Peter Bencze
Venue: aqb Project Space, Budapest, Hungary
Date: March 8 – May 1, 2021
Photography: Áron Weber / all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and aqb Project Space, Budapest and Everybody Needs Art, ENA Viewing Space
Former Titles will be the next:
Socrates Must Beg to Protagoras to Speak Shorter as He Cannot Follow a Long Speech Sky-High Doorstep Seven Seasons
“The easy-going figures, the funny visual elements and puns are elevated from the registers of paraphrase, pastiche and parody by post-formalist reflection, that is, the process of the creation of the image, of the visualisation of the idea, as Pintér himself takes the painterly process of visual and spatial construction very seriously.
He carefully plans his cold, mixed colour harmonies and always takes the space-forming effect of lines and gestures into consideration as well as the perception of motifs.
It seems as though Pintér was roaming the remarkably complex space that lies between reality and the painted image, the space that is the (abstract) field of vision, which might as well be called visuality, as it is mostly filled by visual entities, perceptions, mental images, memories, fantasies and ideas.
Gábor Pintér essentially reflects on the way our mind functions and examines the way cognition works, the nature of psychological and mental reality and of course its relation to real nature and the tangible world.”
Sándor Hornyik – A Postformalist Journey in the Realm of Visuality_Gábor Pintér’s painting