Anya Tish Gallery presents Arpad Forgo: "Tales From the First Floor" opening reception
Anya Tish Gallery will host the second solo exhibition of Budapest-based artist Árpád Forgó, titled "Tales From the First Floor." In the tradition of the Hungarian neo avant-garde, Forgó utilizes shaped canvas to create visually alluring, subtle kinetic works while embracing the heritage of European abstraction and developing it further through his own geometric methods, such as reflection, shifting and rotation.
By eradicating any reference to the visual world, Árpád Forgó’s carefully painted shaped canvas structures create an entirely new object that instead references its own form. Each effulgently minimal work is pared down to its basic elements - form, color and line, and created from various species of wood, such as Tasmanian oak, cedar and balsa wood, into a unique spatial construction that retains the material’s inherent integrity and beauty. By utilizing what the artist calls “illusory drift” as a visual tool to prompt a reading of the works, Forgó questions how we look, perceive and reveal the physical aspects of space. Each viscerally proportioned work reveals compositional variations of lines, strips, or chords that simultaneously produce peace and tension as well as depth and surface as they are moved about, unfolding and transforming along the gallery walls. This fluid relationship between the whole and the segment are the crux of Forgó’s sophisticated practice.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view until December 23.