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Dénes Maróti: Landscapes and the Self

Landscapes and the Self features new and recent work by Hungarian artist Dénes Maróti. Held at Fiumano Clase from 8 June - 8 July, the exhibitionplaces Maroti's abstract landscapes in dialogue with his raw and emotionally charged self-portraits.

Maróti’s paintings of landscapes explore the notion that, like human beings, landscapes too change over time. Heavy on gestural brush-strokes, Maróti’s landscapes evoke memories of a time and place, rather than depicting realistic terrains. Image repetition is also key, and Maróti uses light and dark to show how differently the same location can appear at various stages of the day.
Similarly, Maróti’s abstracted figures, which appear to be influenced by Francis Bacon, are more concerned with memory and self-expression over reality. Though much of his practice is rooted in tradition and his work strewn with classical imagery, Maróti’sportraits are not naturalistic.It is this juxtaposition between unpredictability and control that results in …

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