What Can Enamel Do?

Selection of enamel works by Ferenc Lantos

30. June 2023. – 04. August
MegnyitóOpening: June 29, 2023, 6:00 pm

The summer workshops held at the enamel factory of Bonyhád were in the front lines of the symposium movement, which flourished in Hungary at the end of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Experimenting with the new material of enamel paint had a liberating effect on the participating artists, led by Ferenc Lantos. The exhibition at the acb Plus shows how Lantos took his consistent visual system, already known from his graphic art, and applied it to enamel art, thereby creating a new type of artwork to be displayed on buildings, in public spaces and in natural settings.

Lantos, having now become experienced at the technical possibilities of enamel and with the help of factory workers, developed his own, distinctive visual language of enamel panels, using repetitive forms created by stencils, and opaque colours that could retain their hues during the lengthy process of high-temperature firing.

The main work of Lantos’s architectural oeuvre is the DÉDÁSZ Frieze, some panels of which are included in the exhibition at acb Plus.