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(Painted-, still and moving pictures)

Exhibition at the DEÁK Gallery, Budapest. • 2011 • Tact

The Erika Deák Gallery is proud to announce its recent exhibition, until October 15, 2011:

Péter Forgács' recent works

The biggest surprise of the exhibition is certainly Forgács’s painting series.  Even that he studied to be a sculptor at the Fine Art Academy, he prepared himself to be a painter, yet in the 1970’s Forgács put the paintbrush down to make films.  After 15 years he decided to paint again. 

The primary inspiration of his paintings is the moving images of this exhibit.  Everything connects to everything else here, everything has many layers to interpret – even beauty can’t be intact from the moods of our preset times.  Forgács’s freedom reaches its highest here; a portrait is perfectly conveying the mood, just as the gaze expresses the fear, or as the movement expresses the curiosity.  Forgács’s brushstrokes are convincing, and the observer has to realize that even after all this time, the paint and the brush does exactly what Forgács wants them to do.


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