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Sunday Salon 15 | Árpád Forgó
7 November 2021, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
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"The works of Árpád Forgó (…) follow dimensionalist rules, although they never reveal
directly whether they are paintings brushing the borderline of sculptures or they
are more like sculptures leaning toward to paintings, and thus his compositions may
perplex the viewer. At first glance, Forgó's artistic activity could be best associated
with minimalism, based on the historical examples mentioned earlier. He builds on
reduction, works with few elements, and clings to the non-
However, there is something that implies that Forgó continues the tradition of his
predecessors. Already in the 1980s, but even today, the shaped canvas has represented
a kind of development for the artists discussed earlier, a process full of experimentation.
They are not tied to guidelines, and, as a result, it is difficult for them to find
their place in art history due to their uniqueness. Forgó's world of forms also seems
sovereign: it reveals a liberated, sensual world even amidst spatial games, but along
strict structures. His works mostly undertake the reinterpretation of tactility and
perception. And his special signature is the result of a concentrated, active maturation."
From the book Árpád Forgó: Modular Compositions 2015-
Saturation Point presents Árpád Forgó’s first solo show in London, and exhibits his latest shaped canvas works from the Diagonal Compositions series.
Árpád Forgó is interested in experimental painting, in broadening the interpretation
Supported by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Liszt Institute -
See below for a shortened review of Árpád Forgó’s work by Flóra Mészáros, art historian.