From June 26 to August 2, 1992, the Gallery of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Exhibition Department Berlin, Friedrichstrasse 103, is showing the Hungarian artist László Fehér from Budapest. Born in 1953, the painter from Budapest is one of the most original representatives of contemporary Hungarian painting. He achieved international fame in 1990 when he represented Hungary at the Venice Biennale.
After a photorealistic phase in the seventies, Fehér turned to an expressive style in the early eighties, which was prevalent in Hungary at the time.
World history is thematized in connection with family history and personal experience. In the series of paintings on display, Fehér develops an interesting process of transformation in which events coagulate into states, into symbols, and into immovable monuments. The mental moment is at the centre of his work. The number of motifs is reduced and uneventfulness, immobility and stillness become thetheme. A predominant, impenetrable, mostly black background stands out.