László László Révész

Moonlight, Self, Easel
15-27 July 2013

Language: English


Hungarian University of Fine Arts, main building, 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 69-71


From the crisis of easel painting in 1948 (according to Clement Greenberg), painting went through several other crises. In one of those crises, for example, New Media confronted painting with its role, but it did not cause its decline. The difficulties this art form faces can be chalked up to the condition of the economy. In times of prosperity, painting takes its place inside the art scene, while, in periods of depression, painting has to stay on the outside. Every recession is different; much depends on predictions of its longevity. The present crisis seems longer than its predecessors. Painting has one option left: to serve the lonely, to help those left without proper, acceptable living conditions, without a flat or a job.

This essentially means that crisis acts as a catalyst in the present, and a painter's duty is to help the poor, the defenceless; a painter is a present-day knight fighting with images, without using directly advanced, computer-based technology.

In this course, all participants can try to get under the skin of the contemporary, romantic artist, create works that give hope and style to the fallen and to the escapists.

Number of participants: minimum 5 persons, maximum 16 persons

Equipments, tools:

Participants are welcome to bring whatever they think necessary to achieve this goal, whether it is a costume, a photo, a neon sign, anything that does not pose harm to others. Painting materials, brushes and paint carriers (canvas, board, paper etc.) are also strongly recommended.

The course is designed to provide knowledge of classical art, and the digital technology necessary engineering knowledge combine a frame with which the student will be able to meet the strict standards of the profession.

Course code: 11320024

László László Révész is an artist currently working and living in Budapest, Hungary, where he was born in 1957. He studied painting and animation film and finished his doctorate degree at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. He has been working at various places and jobs including Pannonia Film Studio, Hungarian National Television, Budapest, Vox Television, Cologne, Germany, Faro Disegni, Rome, Italy, HCC, New York, USA. He is an assistant professor at Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2009 'My Sky, My Sixties', Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Poppies on the Palatinus, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
1993 Tudomásulvétel, Kiállítási Csarnok-Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary

Group exhibition (selection)

2013 TIME IS LOVE, 6 Sazmanab Platform for Contemporary Arts, Teheran, Iran
2012 EUROPE Otvoritevrazstave, Ptuj, Slovenia
2011 OK.Video FLESH 5th Jakarta International Video Festival, Indonesia
UnaVisita, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Torino, Italy
2010 Fragile, The Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejon, South-Korea
2008 Central Europe Revisited II, Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria
MICRO NARRATIVES, Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
2005 The Giving Person, Palazzo delleArti, Naples, Italy
Conflict, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
2004 Brooklyn Euphoria, Volume, NYC, USA
2003 Aura, Millenáris, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Bildbetrachtung, H. Quinque-Wessels, Berlin, Germany
1996 The Butterfly Effect, SCCA Annual Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
1992 24e Festival International de la Peinture, Chateau-Musee de Cagnes-Sur- Mer, France
1987 Dawn, documenta8, Kassel, Germany

Works in collections

Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria; Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary; István Csók Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary; Munkácsy Museum, Békéscsaba, Hungary; C3 Centre for Culture &Communication Foundation, Budapest, Hungary; Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest, Hungary; The Zine Collection at the London College of Communication Library, London, United Kingdom

Bibliography (selection)

Zug, Collecting Issue 1, 2010, p 22 – 29.
East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe; Afterall, Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design, 2006, p. 217.
Márta Kovalovszky: A modern magyar festészet remekei; Corvina, Budapest, 2005, p. 198.
Új Művészet, 2002/12, Erdősi Anikó: Miért nem 25?,p. 34.
Balkon, 2000/3-4, Mélyi József: Elfurészelt Tiepolók, p. 34.
Új Művészet, 2000/3, Bálványos Anna: Mozaik, p. 15.
Moltkerei Werkstatt, Projekte 1981 - 1994; Verlag Constantin Post, Köln, 1995, p. 82.
Artforum; Summer 1994, Diana Kingsley: Polyphonia
Új Művészet; 94/3, Pataki Gabor: Kant Königsbergben, Révész Budapesten, p. 29.;Merchán Orsolya: Hal, p. 34.; Páldi Livia: A pénztárosnő álma, 35.p
Elisabeth Jappe: Performance Ritual Prozess; Handbuch der Aktionkunst in Europa; Prestel-Verlag, München, 1993, p. 114.