A100 Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition István Orosz, Guntars Sieti?š. On Escher’s traces that will take place at the gallery space on Friday 22nd of July at 18.30.
The exhibition, already successfully touring from Budapest, Potenza and Matera arrived in Galatina. It is curated by Sergio Buoncristiano and Daniel Köster, with the scientific support of Fiorella Fiore and organized by Rebis Arte and Koller Gallery from Budapest. The 40 artworks on display, are introduced by an early section comprising artworks of Mauritis Cornelis Escher, Carlo Mo and Victor Vasarely, illustrate the latest developments of István Orosz and Guntars Sieti?š careers. Both artists are internationally recognized as among the most prestigious artists followers of Escher. Despite coming from different backgrounds, cultures and countries, being Orosz Hungarian and Sieti?š Latvian, both express in their work the deep bond with the Dutch master, and both are virtuous in engraving, altough using different techniques. Orosz etcher, Sieti?š undisputed master of mezzotint and aquatint, both are artists of international fame, as evidenced by their articulated résumé.
Sieti?š is currently Head of the graphics department at Riga Fine Arts Academy, and he is a member of several international associations devoted to graphic art and he has exhibited his artworks in many countries. He’s considered worldwide one of the greatest artists in the mezzotint tecnique.
Orosz is certainly one of the greatest contemporary Hungarian intellectuals; sophisticated engraver, famous illustrator, multifaceted artist, known in his homeland and abroad, whose career is full of prestigious awards.
During the vernissage visitors can be protagonists of an interactive experiment of creative production that will address the theme of Self Perspection. The black room, a laboratory within the gallery space, has been specifically conceived and equipped in order to manifest, by the team of Gestalt psychotherapists, Luca Petrini and Andrea Zizzari, with whom the gallery has started since a few months an innovative and multidisciplinary research. In Gestalt Psychotherapy the act of creation (as the artistic process) represents the ability that all human beings have of developing new behaviours to deal with existence, creating new and different horizons of action. The process necessarily requires to explore within the unknown zone, in order to develop something that makes a new sense of completion for us. Therefore it could be a behavior, a sentence, a gesture or a work, the creative act requires venturing into the unknown, enduring the generative tension inherent in taking the risk, in choosing. This is the synthesis that reflect a new way for the art by A100 Gallery. The overall project is conceived,
organized,and coordinated by Nunzia Perrone, director of the gallery.
The exhibition will run until October 2, from 10.00 am to 01.00pm and from 05.30pm to 08.00 pm
Galatina, July 5, 2016