On the occasion of the exhibition, Gábor Rieder, art historian, will talk to the artist in a private event, the video documentation of which will be published on our online platforms after the opening. The public opening of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021, between 3-8 PM in the presence of the artist.
József Bullás is one of the most renowned painters of his generation. His works, now exhibited at the Erika Deák Gallery, are the latest from the inexhaustible exploration of painting that he’s been practicing for almost four decades. The unique tone of his painting roots in his boldly experimental and constantly renewing creative approach, made inimitable by his masterly developed painting techniques. His visual world, vibrant with colour and enriched with optical effects, transmits virtuality, enhanced by carefully built compositions and precise structures. Nevertheless, the direct contact with the material is important in his work, which is why Bullás adheres to the traditional techniques of painting, which binds his images to material reality. His paintings capture a slice of infinite space, his illusory and repetitive geometric shapes and superimposed spatial planes revealing a new, hitherto unseen dimension to the viewers.
In the works exhibited in the gallery, Bullás continues and expands on the formal experiments he has begun in the recent years. His new paintings, sometimes blurred, sometimes sharply defined, are broken up by a structure of spheres and circular motifs on one side and geometric elements defining the foreground of the picture on the other, while reminding us the spaciousness and richness of the universe. Although playing with colors and striving for their unusual harmony have always been central to Bullás' art, the bold commitment to bringing the horizon of perception back into his latest paintings is palpable.
József Bullás was born in Zalaegerszeg in 1958. He graduated from the painting department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1984. He has exhibited his work in important places such as the 18th Sao Paolo Biennale and Ars Electronica in Linz. His works can be found in the St. Stephen King Museum in Székesfehérvár, the Modern Gallery in Szombathely, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Ludwig Museum and the Neue Gallery in Graz, among others. In 2008 was awarded the prestigious Mihály Munkácsy Prize.
In accordance with current epidemiological regulations, it is obligatory to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose at the opening of the exhibition in the gallery space.
The entire image documentation will be available on the gallery's website as well as on our social media platforms, and can be visited during opening hours, in compliance with safety regulations.
If you need more information on the artist or the exhibition, please contact us by email.
Opening: December 2, 2021, Thursday 3-8 PM
On view: December 3, 2021 – January 21, 2022
Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12-18 PM