Shadows and signs

10. March 2023. – 16. April
MegnyitóOpening: March 9, 2023, 5:00 pm
MegnyitjaRemarks by: Ágoston Zoltán

Anna Mark was born in Budapest in 1928. Between 1946 and 1950 she studied painting at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1950 and 1955 she worked in the set design workshop of the National Puppet Theatre. During this time she maintained friendly contacts with the artists of the European School, such as Lili Ország, Endre Bálint and Julia Vajda.

After leaving Hungary in 1956, he lived in Saarbrücken, Germany, and settled in Paris in 1959, where she still lives and works. Since 1964, her work has been exhibited in numerous private galleries, contemporary art centres and museums in France, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Switzerland and Hungary.

Mark has developed a visual language inspired by a wide variety of sources, so that each of her works is a complex fusion of materials, gestures and symbols. Her engagement with surrealist imagery early in her career provided the basis for her ongoing investigation into the nature and materiality of physical objects.

Anna Mark’s work unfolds in reliefs, gouaches, pen-and-ink drawings, aquatints and engravings, faithful to her interest in architecture and a deft balance between construction and emotional force.

Her work remains highly influenced by architectural compositions to this day, but convey the reality and inspiration of the order of the world within the strict order of geometry.

The exhibition at m21 Gallery is the Pécs premiere of the exhibition Shadows and Signs, which will be held at the Ferenczy Museum in Szentendre in 2022, and will feature 75 original works.