20th Century Art: A Different Perspective

20th Century Art: A Different Perspective

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Property from a Private Hungarian Collection


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November 12, 02:31 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Hungarian Collection


Hungarian, 1937 - 2018


with the artist's original certificate of authentication on the reverse

oil on canvas

unframed: 173 by 200cm., 68 by 78¾in.

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By descent from the artist to the present owner 

Probably: Pauker ed., Fajo János, Az út, Budapest, 2016, no. 2, p. 419, illustrated (with differing measurements of 160 x 180cm)

Painted in 1971, the present work is a prime example of János Fajó's take on Op Art. 

One of Hungary’s leading contemporary artists, Fajó follows in the geometric traditions of his teachers and mentors Lajos Kassák, Max Bill, and Victor Vasarely, and his works share a similar aesthetic and artistic pre-occupation to those of other Hungarian ‘new geometry’ painters Imre Bak and Istvan Nadler, with whom he formed the Hungarian neo avant garde in the 1970s to 90s.

Fajó’s sophisticated compositions come to life in drawings, paintings, graphics, reliefs, linocuts, and sculptures made ​​of wood, metal or marble. ‘Without form I would not exist. I would be not Fajó. Form is the basic element of composition. Art is the most concentrated form of evoking feelings, but it is an effect, not its aim. I regard reason as a primary thing before feelings. I try to create works based on mathematical forms with geometrical character, a physical system of motion, with colour structures of cosmic validity’.