Márk Fridvalszki, an artist living and working in Berlin, began his studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, then graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2011 and later took part in a postgraduate master’s degree course in Leipzig. Since 2014, he has been the founder and graphic editor of a publishing project and art collective called Technologie und das Unheimliche (Technology and Uncanny).
In his theoretical interpretation, Barnabás Zemlényi-Kovács, who has been cooperating with the artist for many years, claims that Márk Fridvalszki’s creative method is a kind of archeo-futurology, a consistent exploration of the sonic and visual remains of lost futures and modernist visions in a timeless age after the future. His collage-like creative practice seeks to activate forces drawn from the set of forms of late modernism, the subcultures of the early 1990s, and the spirits of these utopian moments.
Fridvalszki’s works directly evoke the inspiring artistic behaviour, the cosmic pictorial, iconic motifs of Pál Deim, Dezső Korniss and Ilona Keserű (still active today), which have become topoi and are the highlights of the collection of the Ferenczy Museum Centre and appear on the walls of the exhibition space.
The Picture Gallery presents the artist’s most recent paintings, selected works from the collection of the Ferenczy Museum Centre, and a series of serigraphs created in collaboration with the museum, in the company of mural works and sound installations which have become Fridvalszki’s personal trademark.