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Vető János NahTe – Duo-Trio-Fluo

Curator(s):FARKAS Laura
Artist(s):VETŐ János NahTe
Opening by:Dr. HORVÁTH Putyi
Venue:Project Space
Opening:01/11/2020 18:00 (Sat)
Duration:01/11 - 02/23/2020

Opening hours

Wednesday – Saturday15:00 – 18:00

“Imagine the big and the small, the outside and the inside, the up and down the organised, the secret, the invisible and the visible, the acultural and the culture.” - János Vető

The upcoming exhibition presented at aqb Project Space titled Duo-Trio-Fluo is showcasing public art and room graffiti works of János Vető created between 2004 and 2019. Images of public art and the artist’s private spaces- assembled into pairs based on colour, form and subject-matter. Sixty images presenting a fluorescent riot.

"The works are digital photographs, that were organised into pairs in 2011, in 2015 twenty heat-sensitive prints were made that were later ironed on A/4 fluorescent, zinc-treated sheets of paper and finally coloured with pastel. In 2019 he created prints in two different dimensions from these works, forty altogether. Duo-Trio-Fluo is a result of a decade-long creative work. Regarding the oeuvre as a whole it is an essential summary: photography, image manipulation, use of materials and painting combined. „Blue marbles and blue bird, bridge, family, children, Sea, Copenhagen-Haverdal, aluminium foil covering a champagne cork, Malmö-Szántód. Here or there, this way, or another, teaspoon, toy gun, plastic skeleton, savoury candy, cabelflower, liquid statue. Camera, Photoshop, printer, fluorine paper, zinc substance, iron, dry-pastel. Photography, painting, alchemy, public art, roomgraffiti. Iron-, Fluo- Ferrari print.” The words of János Vető are keywords to understanding the image pairs: through symbols and myths we can catch a glimpse of the past and the future, of the microclimate, the private, the universe and the public space." - Noémi Forián Szabó

János Vető was born in 1953. Since his childhood he is writing poems and from the 60s he developed an interest in photography, film and music. Between 1976 and 1980 he worked as the photographer, assistant and director to the performance artist Tibor Hajas. In the 80s he created artworks, sculptures and installations with Lóránt Zuzu Méhes. In 1981 they established the Trabant band with Gábor Lukin and Marietta Méhes. From the beginning of the 90s he lives in Denmark and Sweden. He creates digital images and works as a producer and songwriter, he plays on ukulele and kaossilator. He is well established worldwide both as visual artist and as a musician.

Special thanks: Noémi Forián Szabó and Tomáš Krivočenko