The Erika Deák Gallery is delighted to present its next exhibition, the latest works by István Felsmann and Andrea Tivadar.
István Felsmann builds his peculiarly playful artworks from lego blocks. He carefully plans his lasercut elements before building them on their monochrome backgrounds, which then recall architectural elements or art historical remembrance, and sometimes simply remind us to the ever lasting search for order and symmetry. The images constructed by Felsmann simultaneously de- and reconstruct the space, and refer not only to the collective memory but to the ambiguities of today’s virtually built realities.
Andrea Tivadar’s latest paintings are dominated by the playful relationships of colorful, tube-like shapes falling on vigorously painted gray backgrounds. These colorful, tube-like elements are sometimes dancing in the virtual space, and sometimes racing to push one other in opposite directions. They refer to the random flows of information and the difficulties of interoperability between different realities.
On Tivadar’s paintings, just as on Felsmann’s works, the meeting of soft and hard elements, the tense playfulness of the building of different layers dominate. Felsmann’s re-constructed ping-pong table, an installation placed in the central space of the gallery, not only refers to the connection between the two artists, but also to the fundamental intertwining of play and art.