Ernszt András, Somody Péter
Body of the Image
26. October 2018. - 5. January 2019.
Opening: 25. October 2018 at 18:00
Remarks by: Máthé Andrea
András Ernszt’s and Péter Somody’s works both have their roots in abstract painting. In his paintings, Ernszt uses an organic form of expression, which is inspired by nature. Whereas Somody has created in a more analytic style that is characterized by plain and rudimental forms. Their common visual language derives from the usage of geometric base forms that are constructed into organic structures; this way creating a framework for their compositions, which reach beyond their borders.

While András Ernszt captures the subtle movements of nature in his works, Péter Somody emphasizes the rhythm and movements within space while capturing the passing of the moment. Their artworks balance and shift between abstract and concrete forms, so is their connotations. The paintings are characterized by sequences, as variations of similar forms and patterns.

András Ernszt’s focus of interest originates in nature, in the observation and interpretation its diverse phenomena. By the usage of acrylic paint in various thicknesses and layers, he creates passages of spatial dimensions and invites the observer to explore these dimensions within the painting. The closer we inspect his pictures, the more we realize the different ways of understanding the essence of nature that can be translated into basic organic patterns. Ernszt’s works are built around color stories, hereby the pieces of his series have their own interpretation and meaning, and in relation to each other.

The particularity of Péter Somody’s paintings is that even though they have their origin in traditional compositions that he uses on his canvas based paintings, the applied paints and materials register differently on the surface of the transparent plastic. These paintings become aerial and ethereal works by losing their strong bond to the materiality of the canvas. The colors appear as amorphous entities, they are closer to the world of ideas than to the real world. They can be interpreted in themselves as well as in the relation of blended colorful shapes.