Péter Mátyási’s current exhibition is inspired by the book Wunderwelt der Alpen, which displays a great selection of colourful images and picturesque photo illustrations of the Alps. The gorgeous mountains, cliffs and sunsets appearing in the book, which portray the Alps in their entire beauty, are the starting points for Péter Mátyási’s light boxes.
The initial notion of the exhibition deals with the idea of admiration, raising the question: how is it possible to marvel at those things which are entirely natural? Can the wonder remain, while looking at the pages of a book, or on the walls of an exhibition space when the spectator knows that the visual structure is made of everyday materials? The phenomena of nature, the approximation of structures and their interpretation on a human level create a wonderland, a dreamland which is no other than the re-creation of ‘Wunder’: the command of beauty.
Péter Mátyási (1982) was born in Budapest, where he lives and works. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Art in 2009 as a painter after having finished a year at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. He has had solo and group shows in Hungary as well as internationally. He participated at top fairs such as the Armory Show, Art Brussels and Artissima also. The untraditional materials he adopts in his artworks give a unique character to his pieces; let it be everyday props turned into light boxes or graphite, pastel and charcoal drawings. In 2013 he won the Contemporary Pastel Prize and in 2016 he received the Pastel Society’s award and the grant prize of the Graphic Triennial of Salgótarján.
tue, wed, thu, fri 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
mon, sat, sun
Ani Molnár Gallery, Bródy S. utca 22.