Impressionism paired with
This week is the last
chance for art lovers to visit the exhibition of contemporary Hungarian artist
András Ernszt at the AL Gallery. Ernszt studied in Pécs, the 2010 Capital of
Culture, under László Valkó and Ilona Keserő.
As a scholarship holder
he also had the opportunity to attend courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Munich, long a favourite of Hungarian artists. So far his paintings have been
shown in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Hungary.
In his current pictures,
the artist combines the influence of the landscape painting of the French
Impressionists with geometric abstraction. The forms from nature which are
depicted using flecks and lines come to life in amazing compositions.
remain constant throughout his work, despite being used in different ways. The
large-scale works from the beginning of his career seem like blown-up versions
of his current pictures.
He shows viewers the
beauty of natural forms from a new perspective. Viewed from close up, for
example, the series Criss-cross (2007) reveals vibrating layers, which create
depth and the effect of space. Lines and forms which repeat themselves
seemingly by chance lend the work a deliberately composed rhythm.
The series Detail of an
Organic Phenomenon (2008) shows the world and the inner limits of a given
colour, such as green, orange or blue. Through the variation in tones, Ernszt
creates a rich colour effect. Light and purity emanate from the pictures, which
at the same time reflect the approach and the humility of the artist towards
The formats of the modern
pictures, which convey a fascinating colour effect, are extreme: the 2×3 metre
works invite viewers to immerse themselves in the paintings, whilst the 40×40
centimetre pictures allow the details to be admired.
District XIII, Lőportár utca 14b
Runs until Friday, 6 June
Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 5.30pm