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Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo by István Horkay

April 11, 2012

Bio: István Horkay
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
István Horkay (b. December 25, 1945 Budapest) is a Hungarian painter

After graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1964, Horkay was invited to
attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow -Poland, one of the Major Art and Cultural
Centers of Eastern Europe, where he received his Master of Fine Arts. He continued his
Studies at the Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. (1968) and did additional
Post graduate work at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. (1971) Horkay studied under
the Internationally know Artist and Theater Director Tadeusz Kantor as well as Professors M.Wejman and J. Nowosielski. Palle Nielsen/Danmark/ He received Diplomas in Graphic Arts,Painting, and Film Animation.

Horkay’s art is epitomic in the double meaning of the word: a fragment, an incised part of something already in existence, and – just because of this incision – is an injury to the
finished surface, to the tangle of writing or a finished picture. This relies on the experience that man, handing himself down through signs, simulates a kind of sense-wholeness. In these series this textual sense-wholeness appears to be ever different as different colors enter the surface at different sites. It is the same and not the same at the same time. “Once the signs are scars, then the wounds will tell tales of some non-alleviated history” (D. Kamper – Zur Soziologie der Imagination Hanser V. 1986. p. 148).

The sign will temporarily closen over the story. Who else would know this better than Freud, who, after the neurological-physiological and neuropsychical phases, so deeply doubted that it was possible “to bring to light the hidden content in its wholeness”

(Konstruktionen in der Analyse 1937. in: Stud. Ausgabe Ergb. Fischer V. 1982. p. 398).

Béla Bacsó


2002 American Fine Art Editions Inc/Scottsdale
2002 Gallery of Art Eastern Washington University
2002 Kamiyamada /Japan/
2003 LeslieSacks Fine Art Los Angeles/Web Exhibition/
2003 Collegium Hungaricum/Berlin/
2003 American Fine Art Editions Inc/Scottsdale
2003 LeVall Art Gallery Novosibirsk/ Russia
2004 Gutman Galery Budapest
2004 GGalery Budapest
2004 Peter Greenaway /Tulse Luper Film There
2004 Canariasmediafest
2004 Ausztralia IDAA
2004 Academy Gallery University of Tasmania
2004 QUT Art Museum Brisbane,
2004 VCA Gallery Australia
2004 Montreal Festival of New Cinema
2005 Belgrade/Closed Circuits/
2005 VCA Gallery University of Melbourne
2005 QUT Art Museum BRISBANE
2005 Beijing Today Art Museum
2006 New Delhi India CEC+CAC
2006 QUT Art Museum Australia
2007 Metro5 Gallery Australia
2009 Jewish Museum of Australia
2009 Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
2009 Gallery art 6 Richmond/ Virginia
2009 QACI Gallery, Queensland/ Australia
2010 Corona d’alloro alla carriera artistica Europclub Regione Sicilia (Italia) con Ennio
Morricone, Giovamna Mulas
2011 Ballarat International Foto Biennale/Australia

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