Árpád Forgó (HU): ATTACHED

Date: 8 November - 14 November
Venue:  Saturation Point
165 Childers Street, Deptford, London SE8 5JR

Saturation Point presents Árpád Forgó’s first solo show in London and exhibits his latest shaped canvas works from the Diagonal Compositions series.

Árpád Forgó is interested in experimental painting, in the question of broadening the interpretation of non-figurative panel painting by keeping its painting feature and by exploring the borderline between painting and sculpture. His shaped canvas works are built from his pre-defined modular system, where structure, shape, measurements, and rhythm as well as the planar and spatial relationships are in the focus of his research. He is intensively experimenting with materials to create different surfaces that characterise each of the works.

Árpád is living and working in Budapest. His works have been exhibited widely at galleries and museums, including solo shows at Anya Tish Gallery, Houston; Milano Gallery, Warsaw and Rómer Flóris Museum of Art and History, Győr, Hungary, as well as group shows at Ludwig Museum and Vasarely Museum in Budapest, The Mark Rothko Art Center in Latvia or the Griffin Gallery in London.
In the past ten years, he has been invited to artist-in-residence programs worldwide, including the Vermont Studio Center, USA; SNO Contemporary Art Projects, Australia; and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, USA. For 2019-2020, he was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation artist grant.

Saturation Point was founded in 2011 as an initiative of artists Patrick Morrissey and Hanz Hancock. The non-profit project includes a curated exhibition program that explores reductive, geometric, and system practices in contemporary international and British art. Árpád Forgó is the first Hungarian artist invited into the project.

The exhibition is on view: November 8-14, 2021

By appointment only: editor@saturationpoint.org.uk

Supported by National Cultural Fund of Hungary, Liszt Institute - Hungarian Cultural Centre London

Árpád Forgó: 2E3C Shanghai B, acrylic on shaped canvas, 53x91x5 cm, 2019

Árpád Forgó: 2E3C Shanghai B, acrylic on shaped canvas, 53x91x5 cm, 2019

Árpád Forgó: 1C4E, acrylic on shaped canvas, 80x91x4 cm, 2019

Árpád Forgó: 1C4E, acrylic on shaped canvas, 80x91x4 cm, 2019