December 16, 2021 – February 7, 2022
Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts is extremely pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Márta Kucsora.
"Metaverse" will be Kucsora's third exhibition with the gallery. Presenting ten large paintings, we showcase the artist’s latest experimental abstraction.
Kucsora reflects on the physical forces of nature through her very own experimental methodology of applying paint to the canvas. In this very unique process, she employs chemical reactions that reveal breathtaking details. When we scrutinize her works up close, an entirely new dimension of her art reveals itself. In her free style performance - much like an innate force of creation - she controls the flowing layers of moving paint and freezes them as snapshots of an ever changing, fluidic vision. She embraces chance as her companion in this process. Similar to the post WWII masters of lyrical abstraction (for e.g. Simon Hantai, Judit Reigl or Francois Fiedler) she integrates tangible natural effects with particular emphasis on gravity and other physical forces – into the process of artistic creation.
As a result of a "trial and error" methodology, her performative creative process can be interpreted as an innovation of brushless action paintings. The 21st century chemicals she employs make the works fundamentally contemporary, as most of these materials are recent arrivals in the market.
„I observed in nature - both in the micro and macro environment – that in most natural phenomena, forces are expressed simultaneously; unforeseen factors play a very important role in their appearance and progression. There are no identical phenomena. Chance is a factor in evolution. In my studio practice, while I repeat the same process over and over, I deliberately allow flaws to take the work in novel directions, that is how I achieve improvement.”
The paintings also refuse to provide conceptual guides, offering no hints as to what time-space-dimension of reality we should be imagining ourselves in. This is when the artist also intentionally ceases to give titles to her work, as done by Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko during their move towards abstraction at the end of the 1940s. None of them want to steer the visual receptivity of the spectator into some forced or pre-ordained channel.
She creates an artificial universe on the canvass, a proverbial metaverse, as she mimics nature on a micro-macro level.
Márta Kucsora: Born 1979, lives and works in Budapest.
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
DEJI Art Museum, Nanking, China (upcoming) // Kunsthalle Budapest, Budapest // Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY // Kálmán Makláry Fine Arts, Budapest // Galerie Benjamin Eck, München // The Concept Space, London // Galerie Ucher, Cologne
Photo Credit: Dávid Bíró