Fresh Paintings19 December 2007 – 18 January 2008
Inda Gallery presents the newest works of the young painter Krisztián Sándor (1975). When it is Krisztián Sándor – then it is a gaudy color palette and a comic strip dreamland. Although the young painter finished the University of Fine Arts last year, he already has a unique signature.His oil paintings fly us to exotic African and Asian sites, a swarming international airport, self-serve Turkish canteen, shoals of fish in the abyss or the crowded grandstands of competitions. The small, happy pop conversation pieces make scenes and feed on the memories of childhood and travels. But Krisztián Sándor does not much care about undoing the threads, the contoured, vivid, homogeneous dashes of color stream from him in unstoppable richness. He cannot stop painting, because for him, the essence (and vital medium) is the sight and the color itself, the par excellence picturesqueness, which is the most important element of trade since the impressionists. This is why the brushwork intensifies on his new pictures and the role of paint stains is stimulating. The picturesque, stimulating, exciting surface becomes even more stressed on his collages. Krisztián Sándor has always created works by combining different substances. He does not throw out anything from his studio, the spoiled collages and the painted canvasses all end up under the scissors or the saw. He paints fast lines on raw collages sticked together, made from corrugated paper, shabby cardboard, used up palette, canvas. Usually self-portraits in Picasso's style, or a Swedish sailor with a frozen nose. They are autonomous, spontaneous and energetic creations with debris esthetics made from waste.
„It is impossible to paint out of boredom”, declares Krisztián Sándor in his ars poetics. He is not bored, but creates firmly, on a high temperature, without convulsion or philosophic ballasts. Krisztián Sándor's art is a strange dash of color of the young Hungarian contemporary painting – a cheerful, lovable mini universe.
Gábor Riederart historian, curatorBACK