21/10/2015 - 27/11/2015
Graphic artist Lajos Szalay (1909-1995) emigrated from Hungary in 1946, and after a short period in Paris, he settled down in Argentina in 1948, where he spent the next 12 years of his life. Szalay had a significant and lasting influence on Argentinean graphic art through his educational activity, exhibitions and several volumes of drawings that were published there.
The exhibition organized by the Jászi Gallery presents a selection of his works created in Argentina that were previously unknown to the Hungarian audience. The drawings, chiefly arriving from Argentina, offer an insight into his diverse art of this period. Also on display is a selection of drawings about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 that were featured in several contemporary publications.
“My main principle is that I do not want to be modern at all costs. What do I want? To make fine drawings” he summarized his ars poetica, which is also reflected in the examples of his consistent and uncompromising art presented at the exhibition.
In a separate room visitors can see the works of Sergio Moscona, an Argentinean contemporary artist who is a committed supporter of Szalay’s oeuvre and has also been deeply influenced by his art.