Boldizsár Szmrecsányi (known as Boldi), a young sculptor trained at the College of Fine Arts and master school, creates unusual and impressive works in marble and bronze. His works have won numerous Hungarian and international prizes and his public statues can be found in many places in the world.
One of his main aspirations is to bring out the hidden beauty in each block of stone with the simplest tools: chisel and hammer. When he creates a hand, a foot, a seated nude, a mother and child of an almost abstract form he is carrying on the tradition of Brancusi. His figures are often still recognisable, their heads are generally set on their bodies without necks and they often turn their faces upwards, as though they wanted to break away from earthly existence and also from themselves. There are many other possibilities inherent in the sculptures: for example the play of fine lines drawn on the foot of the perfectly rounded form, or a sphere placed in a bowl-like concave form.
Reproductions are not able to capture the full visual impression and especially the experience of touching the smoothly polished surface.
The exhibition will be open for a month in the Barabás Villa.
March 27 – April 27, 2008