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Balázs Kicsiny
B.1958
HUNGARIAN
EMPIRE
signed with initials l.r.; further signed, titled and dated 1984 on the reverse
oil on board
169 by 200cm, 66 1/2 by 78 3/4 in.
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Provenance

The artist's studio

Exhibited

Budapest, Studio Gallery - Young Artists' Studio, Personal Exhibition of Balázs Kicsiny, 7 September – 2 October 1988
Budapest, Budapest Gallery, Kék Acél / Blue Steel, 17 July – 27 August 1989
Dunaújváros, Institute of Contemporary Art, Nehéz ipar / Heavy Industry, 5 November – 9 December 2011

Literature

Exhibition catalogue Personal Exhibition of Balázs Kicsiny, Budapest: Studio Gallery - Young Artists' Studio, 1988, p.1 illustrated
S.Hornyik, Nehéz ipar / Heavy Industry, Dunaújváros: Institute of Contemporary Art, 2011, p.23 illustrated

Catalogue Note

The artist referred to this work as 'documenting the very moment, when [he] recognized the untruthfulness of [his] childhood environment. Growing up in an artificially created 'mining city' was an absurd, bizarre, and inscrutable experience'. Dark colour scheme, sharp contrasts, factory-like repetition and dizziness are characteristic of his early work.

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