Often referred to as a conceptual artist, György Jovánovics (b. 1939, Budapest) has been considered one of the leading figures of Hungary’s art scene since the mid-1960s.
The Mayor Gallery will present a selection of his relief sculptures in plaster, a nealry exclusive medium chosen by the artist since 1965.
Jovanovics uses the “poor" and frail material to create, alike marble, smooth and lustrous reliefs. Cast from thin assemblages of geometrical pieces (wood, laths, folded plastic..) , the white reliefs give the viewer, through the fine depth of the layers and the radiance of light, a permanent swap between reality and illusion.