From 3d May’12 Ernst Musuem is happy to invite the lovers of art to the exhibition of Karoly Kelemen, a distinguished Hungarian artist, also asknowledged internationally. His works belong to most important public and private collections in the country.
Distinguished simply among other artist, Kelemen cannot be attributed to any of the movements of art specifically. His oeuvre is eclectic, both in mediums and styles used: Kelemen hada achange to try his talent in all the techniques of postmodern art. Nevertheless the oeuvre is bound around the study of the art historical canon, the cultural memory, and most importantly its reevaluation of styles and movement in the modern context and in relation with personality of the artist.
Critical enough, the painter can be perceived as shocking or offensive. The central topics of his work are purely postmodern: reflection of the world of art itself and criticism of the modern values.
Artist’s study of the relationship between an artist with artwork, system, actuality, history, reinterpretation of the symbols and canons in art history is the major topic of the exhibition in Ernst Museum. A viewer may plunge into a fascinating exploration, looking for the original characters in changed figures, real stories in distorted plots, values in the reinterpreted signs. Visiting such exhibition is a real intellectual adventure for those who are not afraid to engage in reflection, to recognize the world icons among the exhibits.
Another important topic of the Karoly Kelemen oeuvre is study of loss of values, an important and often central topic of postmodernism. More closely you can get acquainted with artist’s appraisal here.
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