20 of March - 30 of April 2015
Solo Show by Istvan Betuker
Istvan Betuker is a young and promising painter from the Cluj School of Art, Romania; born in 1984 in Satu Mare, at the border with Hungary, the artist graduated from the Art and Design University of Cluj Napoca, the city where he currently lives and works. Istvan Betuker is a highly skilful painter that masters all classical techniques of the medium, ranging from oil to watercolor and non-conventional pigments, applied on canvas, paper or board.
The solo show Fragile comprises of new and old artworks alike, all representing Istvan Betuker’s continuous survey of the inner frailness of human existence; also, the exhibition brings into discussion the fragility of the painting as means of expression in itself, explored throughout different technical aspects and approaches of the medium.
Thus, Fragile solo show finally represents an aesthetical exploratory study regarding interiority as seen from a self-perspective as well as from the other I point of view; the paintings unveil a special hidden feeling of Istvan Betuker with regard to either himself or the others, highlighted by a common subject and an existentialist theme and, also a specific preciousness given by the sophisticated artistic manner and the refined execution. (Adina Zorzini)