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Sculpture:Clay on Ceramic
Size:11.8 W x 20.5 H x 9.8 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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Ships From:Artist's studio in Greece.
Customs:Shipments from Greece may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
Laszlo Nemeth is a Hungarian artist whose ceramic sculptures simultaneously unsettle, provoke, intrigue and amuse. Some present an apparent conflict of the macabre and comedic, others imply an undercurrent of political unrest. In most it is the sometimes blatant eroticism that can be disturbing (deliciously so or threatening being in the eye of the viewer alone), yet within these pieces are delicate points of connectedness, an energy of tentative inquisitive tenderness. In his sculpture Nemeth is constantly exploring cellular memory and the interrelatedness between a species' stubbornness to survive and society’s willingness to evolve versus its inertia. He works to express the conflicts between man’s desire for freedom and our desire for union, to understand how we are conceived as utterly unique individuals yet are all one people, to reconcile the individual’s lustful desire and our quest for love. Nemeth was born in Russian-occupied Hungary in 1965, the ‘Iron Curtain’ era of austerity and little or no access to western culture. A self-proclaimed rebel he shunned the confines of the Communist state education system, choosing to satisfy his curiosity for learning with books, especially on physics, evolution and genetics. From the latter would emerge the personal repertoire of his artwork’s motifs, shaped in part perhaps by the stark graphic styles of the Eastern bloc. In his village exposure to art had been minimal and art education nonexistent; in 1992 none of that was to matter. The Communist regime had collapsed and the last Russian troops were leaving Hungary. Doors to the West were open and new opportunities for self-expression available. Out of curiosity, at age 27 Nemeth enrolled in a 2 year part time ceramics course whose instructors included Zsuzsa Fuzesi, Peter Korompai and Tamas Szarka. “The moment I touched clay” he says "the effect on me was so strong that I knew it would forever be a part of my life". A visit that same year to Venice’s Guggenheim proved that his imagination need have no bounds, and with a distinctive personal vocabulary waiting to be translated into art, his work was quickly embraced by an emerging Hungarian art scene.
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