Hungarian Roma Naiv Artists
Галерея SED ARTE совместно с посольством Венгрии в Эстонии проводит выставку 10 цыганских художников ( живопись + скульптура) из Венгрии. У таллинцев и гостей города появилась уникальная возможность впервые познакомится с самобытным и колоритным искусством цыган. Натюрморты, жанровые сцены ,философские и религиозные размышления в живописи , а также деревянная скульптура представлены на выставке.
Безусловно , выставка вызoвет большой интерес среди любителей искусства.
Наивные , но очень темпераментные по цветовому звучанию, бытовые сценки из цыганской жизни помогут глубже понять культуру этого талантливого народа Обязательно посмотрите выставку и поделитесь своим мнением. Такое самобытное искусство Вы еще не видели
С наилучшими летними пожеланиями !
Ольга Любаскина
галерист, искусствовед,
член АИС


Pressrelease
Marginal art – perhaps this is the most widely accepted term among historians and sociologists of art when referring to the practice of artists who have refined their skills outside the official framework of arts training. It was previously called primitive or naive art, and was usually considered a part of folk art, or more recently, and using the terminology of cultural anthropology, a kind of art particular to a stratum of urban
dwellers, which, through the categories of street art, art bruite and arte povera, has links to contemporary art. All this is true of the current, and increasingly lively, Roma art of Hungary. Attempts at gaining recognition for such art have seen two, now compatible, now jarring, strategies: integration into the art of the mother nation, and through that, into international art; or defining it as a distinct, minority or national art, and seeking direct access to the global scene.
The works now presented offer an overview of a section of Roma art in Hungary, and together create a miniature model of its artistic-social issues, and the problems relating to the treatment of tradition, participating in, and dropping out of, formal education, unfavourable economic circumstances, and disadvantaged regions.
They are on the edge, not only of the field, but also of life. Theirs is a life of slums, crowded and dangerous suburbs, hard physical work, a lot of children, more grandchildren. Their social status prevents them from taking up studies in schools of art. In this respect too they cannot help being outsiders, yet the desire of communication prevails, and the emerging modes of expression are stronger than anything. Indigence, tribulations and exclusion feed their art. It is exactly because of their disadvantageous social status that their notion of the work of art is so fundamentally at variance with the concept maintained by high art. Uniqueness or the quality of the materials used do not matter: nor can they, because these artists cannot afford quality materials, and so they work on, and with, whatever they have access to: they work with tempera snatched from the kid’s school kit, watercolour or crayon, on old chipboards or unstretched canvases which were hastily cut out, and which never see priming or glazing. And then they sell it on the market to collect the price of a meal. There is no respect for art, nor any artistic infrastructure. Now, this state of affairs is slowly changing, because the art of the majority has taken notice of Roma art. Poet and painter János Balázs was the first to be discovered, and elevated form the slum to the temple of high art, and since 1980, comprehensive exhibitions of Roma art are a regular occurrence.
The pictures you can see on the exhibition will effect, first and foremost, your senses: they were created by warm, tempestuous, passionate persons, who come from low below, have penetrating eyes, but who concentrate, even in their trials, on the rich, joyous side of life. Their animated lines and loud colours encourage the understanding of fabulous truths, and teach that the good will always be victorious and will be rewarded. May you experience this liberating emotion of joy and happiness as you watch these paintings!
Exhibited artists
Gyöngyi Kalányos
Teréz Orsós
András Balázs Balogh
János Balázs
Jolán Oláh
Mara Oláh (Omara)
Pál Kun
özv. Miczi Károlyné