Exhibition of Péter Földi

The exhibition at Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), the institution of HAA is displaying a cross-section of the oeuvre of Kossuth State Award winning painter Péter Földi and can be seen from 30 November 2018 until 20 January 2019.
According to the website of Műcsarnok the special exhibition is focusing mainly on the works of Péter Földi made after the turn of the millennium, but is also offering an insight into the development of his special style of painting. Péter Földi graduated in mathematics and art at the Teacher Training College of Eger, and after his studies returned to the village of his birth, Somoskőújfalu in Nógrád County, where he has always lived and created. He takes his inspiration from the day-to-day life of the village, the farms, gardens, pets, livestock and the local pubs, but this micro-environment is enlarged into a cosmic, transcendental plane in his art. He populates his works with diverse human, animal and plant forms of life, painted using a system of vivid patches of colour, often drawing the scenes from an unusual perspective – such as from very high up, or perhaps from several viewpoints. His mini-dramas, with their generous helping of playfulness and irony, have much in common with the world of children's drawings and folk art. The workaday events are sometimes given a fantastical or mythological horizon, but there is no point in searching for familiar scenes behind the pictures, as the narrative always remains individual and sovereign. Besides the oil paintings, Műcsarnok's first retrospective exhibition of Péter Földi's work also includes a selection of bronze statues.
The curator of the exhibition is Zoltán Rockenbauer, a Hungarian ethnologist, art historian and politician, who served as Minister of Culture between 2000 and 2002.
January 21, 2019