LÁSZLÓ MULASICS: Retrospective December 12, 2014 - January 31, 2015
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The Várfok Gallery proposes to conclude this year with an important and significant retrospective exhibition of the work of László Mulasics. At the same time may be seen as anticipating next year’s outstanding planned programme to mark the occasion of the 25th birthday of the Várfok Gallery.

László Mulasics (1954-2001), a prominent figure of the Hungarian art scene of the 1980s and 1990s, would be 60 years old this year. This significant anniversary offers us an opportunity to look back over the artist’s existing œuvre and also to reappraise his work. László Mulasics was one of the most exhibited artists of his time, from the outset of his career, enabling audiences to see his works at both solo and group exhibitions, not only in Hungary but abroad as well. Since his sudden death in 2001, the Várfok Gallery has regularly organized exhibitions dedicated to certain periods of his career rather than that of the whole.  

The exhibition opening in the Várfok Gallery and Várfok Project Room can be considered as the first retrospective exhibition of László Mulasics. It aims to encompass the whole of this uniquely rich œuvre from the early study years until the last artworks. The exhibition concentrates on those major works and emblematic art pieces which have not been exhibited in recent years or, indeed, have never before been shown.

The career of László Mulasics began at the the height of the 1980s whilst he was still a student and when he joined the circle of the új szenzibilitás (new sensibility) created by Lóránd Hegyi art historian. This aimed to gather together those Hungarian artists who identified with the international new painterly movements (transavangarde, heftige Malerei, New Painting) of the time. As a result the first works of Mulasics were figurative compositions characterized by heated gestures, embedded into dense coat of paint. In 1986, following a sudden change of direction when he moved from the figurative towards the geometric, this was to result, one year later in 1987, to experimentation with various materials which was to lead him to the ancient wax technique, the encaustic. In the course of time the name of László Mulasics was to become identified with this particular hot wax technique and he was to become its master. The stratified grounding employed by the artist, sometimes rugged caused by dripping, sometimes softly smoothed, creates motifs which may not readily or immediately be understood. Alchemy appears to occur in the paintings, and because of this the objects of the material world are essentially transformed. There is an absence of space or time. The characteristic motifs – pseudo maps, ground-plans, archaic buildings – all of the 80s, in the 90s are replaced with historical art themes – hunting dogs, griffins - whilst physical illustrations, astronomical instruments and diagrams appear on wax-covered photo-prints. In Mulasics’ final years the implementation of vivid colours and the revitalization of organic ornamentation, mixed with scientific drawings or geometrical structures, are the signs of a new period which was only to be interrupted with the untimely death of the artist.

László Mulasics’ retrospective exhibition aims to present the artist’s complex use of material and to show his typical motifs in the most extensive way possible. This it does in the belief of implanting on the mind of the viewer the importance of this artist and, in addition, raising this exceptionally rich œuvre to its merited place in the Hungarian contemporary art scene. 

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