What happens when fingers stop their usual work of touching and pointing, and become hooks for strings instead? Or when shower curtain rings line up side-by-side atop a head to form a curly wig—or when one ring hangs still in the middle of a face, taking the place of the human eye?
I create pictures using a method that I call "material directivity". A realistic narrative painting is created using the materials that I am painting. So, for example, if I was painting a table in an interior, I would paint the wall of the room with plaster, and the table with wood putty.
Art+Text Budapest presents a solo exhibition on one of the greatest masters of metaphysical Hungarian painting, Tamás Soós (1955). Præfiguratio, the gallery’s first exhibit dedicated to Soós, features selected works from the artist’s oeuvre spanning over four decades and blends familiar themes with hitherto unseen early works, large-scale oil paintings with conceptual photographs as well as sculptures realised in various materials.
The Director of the Kunsthalle Wien, Nicolaus Schafhausen, has reached an agreement with the City of Vienna for the early dissolution of his contract. Schafhausen has been Director of the Kunsthalle Wien since 2012.
Dimora Artica presents Body Ache, an exhibition by Andrea Barbagallo. The show it’s focused on the obsessive reproduction of the human body made through the use of technology.
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