Paris - Budapest Exhibition by Márton Takáts at Kempinski Gallery
A graduate of the Hungarian College of Fine Arts, Márton Takáts (b. 1971) was noted for his classical drawings and graphics when he finished his studies in the middle of the 90s. Since the early 2000s, he has been focusing on cityscapes and the milieu of cafés in formally more relaxed oil paintings. Utilising more comforting colour schemes, his work merges past and present, nostalgia and reality.
Takáts chronicles the urban existences of Paris and Budapest. The two may seem very similar but uncover unique differences.
The 12 paintings on display at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus reveal diverse moods, both light and gloomy, different times of day and timeless moments. In addition, the exhibition presents Takáts’ etching series titled
“In Memory of Piranesi”, a collection of fantasies about Budapest’s famous sights in a state of disarray and overgrown with weeds sometime in the distant future.
Further information: Noémi Szabó (06) 30 282 7635
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