The art of Várady, who was born in Budapest in 1950, has a certain intellectual nature. He often gets inspired by exact philosophical and literary texts, engaging himself in existential experiences, thoughts and themes. Besides philosophy he reflects on the actual problems and results of natural science. In his works elusive concepts of metaphysics are translated into a visual language, turning them into visual metaphors.

This exhibition shows several connection points with previous series, continuing the detailed inspection of the topics. Thus some of the works focus on the examination of space. From the exact, real space of the painting “Immersion” we arrive to the virtual, geometrical, abstract space of the “Search of Balance in Ambivalent Space”, where the composition is filled with tension due to the ambivalent elements.
An absurd and ironical tone has recently been intensified in Várady’s art that can also be felt at this exhibition. Absurd signs, references and incongruous little details appear in the paintings, aiming to displace the composition and force the viewer to leave comfort zones.
Elderly women are the main figures of two exhibited works: one of them finds herself facing a physical diagram on the wall of her own house, and the old pot cover suddenly becomes a shield in her hand. The other one is dragging an unidentifiable black sack. Besides them, Martin Heidegger, one of the most important sources of Várady’s philosophical painting, also appears in the exhibition hall.
Paintings presenting heads form a special group at the exhibition. Different dimensions reveal in front of the viewer – who from the works reflecting on the world grief of the young generation, through the counterparts depicted above, to the clones – encounters moral dilemmas of the technological world, raising important dilemmas and issues.

Róbert Várady: Immersion

Várfok Project Room
Várfok utca 14, District I
Until May 6
Open: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am- 6pm

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