'International Artist Residency Program', Budapest Art Factory

  • 6 Mar 2018 2:45 PM
'International Artist Residency Program', Budapest Art Factory
Now on until the end of July at Budapest Art Factory (BAF). During this Residency Program works of 3 international artists will be on display: Janis Avotins (LV), Christopher Orr (UK) and Andrei Gamart (MD).

Janis Avotins

In May, Latvian artist Janis Avotins creates a new body of work which he will introduce to the Hungarian public on June 5, Tuesday, 6-8 pm.

Janis Avotins (b. 1981) paintings are sourced from found antique photographs from the Soviet-era. The artist recreates the aesthetic of these images in his works. The work is reminiscent of a broader trend in Eastern European painting, which deals with the collective memory of Soviet rule and the gradual excavation of forgotten moments.

Avotins was the receipient of the Prix Jean-François Prat in 2016. He has also been featured in private and public collections around the world including Rubell Family Collection; Cranford Collection; Hort Family Collection; François Pinault Collection; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and The Federal Republic of Germany Contemporary Art Collection.

Janis Avotins is represented by IBID Gallery, Los Angeles, Vera Munro Gallery, Hamburg and Galerie Rüdiger Schoettle, Munich. He lives and works in Riga.

Christopher Orr

In July Scottish guest artist Christopher Orr is welcomed.

Christopher Orr's (b. 1967) paintings are often no bigger than a man's hand, however the worlds they depict are vast. His figures are based on photo shoots from 1950s and 60s magazines, and draw on sources as various as children's book illustration and old Super 8 home movies.

While Orr's work reaches back to old masters like Turner and Friedrich, his romantic renderings are decidedly “post-modern” in their approach of deconstructing and merging various art historical styles into surrealistic compositions.

Christopher Orr is represented by IBID Gallery, Los Angeles. He lives and works in London.

Andrei Gamart

Moldovan artist Andrei Gamart (b. 1980) is BAF's guest artist in August. His paintings, drawings, and graphic works reveal fractures of a world that seems suspended in-between time and space.

The major themes populating this tenebrous and sometimes surreal “counter-reality” tackle the relation between memory, matter, innocence and error.

Andrei Gamart is represented by Mobius Gallery, Bucharest. He lives and works in Bucharest, Romania

Venue: Art Factory
Address: 1138 Budapest, Váci út 152-156. 
by car: 1138 Budapest, Vizafogó utca 2.

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