Péter Csíkvári’s oeuvre, which came to a regrettably premature end one and a half years ago, is not entirely unknown to Hungarian lovers of photography, but nor is it known in its entirety.
Csíkvári studied sculpture with Sándor Mikus and Tamás Vígh, and earned his diploma in 1976. While active in his original art form, in the early 1990s he became interested in computer graphics. Photography serves as the starting point for his distinctive images, which are marked by an original mood. The works he defines as photo-based digital images occupy a position between photography and the graphic arts. His large-format photo-graphics fuse the formal universe, composition methods and traditions of European painting and sculpture with the almost unlimited possibilities of photography and computer graphics.
In addition to a selection of images from the oeuvre, the exhibit takes a brief look at the artist’s work as a sculptor, as well as the output of the artist colony he headed. Several of his video installations are also on view.