MÁRTON NEMES

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BIOGRAPHY

Márton Nemes‘s paintings are characterised by their distinctive aesthetic combining vibrantly expressive saturated colourways, playful interventions within the pictorial structure and materials and architectural inspiration drawn from the built environment. His work explores themes related to the increasingly fragmented nature of modern life as lived in today’s urban metropolises. 

Initially inspired by the architecture of Budapest, the city where he grew up, Nemes’s practice began with the colourful abstraction of buildings.  Following on from this early work, and his subsequent relocation to London, Nemes’s work became heavily influenced by techno subcultures, as he continued to create abstracted colourful works influenced by the atmosphere and experience of rave culture, as expressed through creating, disintegrating and rearranging the pictorial state.  His latest works reference sociological phenomena, such as FOMO (fear of missing out) or ghosting, and reflect the more general malaise increasing urbanisation has fostered on the denizens of large cities, as populations become more individualistic and socialise more via web-based apps, and in so doing, lose traditional forms of community and support, such as immediate and extended family.

Nemes was born in 1986 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.  He received an M.F.A. from Chelsea College of Arts, London in 2018, the city in which he continues to live and work.  Annka Kultys Gallery has represented the artist since 2019.  Ghosting Love, which opened in October 2019, was Nemes’s first solo exhibition at the gallery and his first solo showing in London, although he previously contributed to CACOTOPIA 03 (2018), a group exhibition at the gallery and the artist’s London debut. 

Nemes’s work was included in the group exhibition Abstract Hungary at Halle für Kunst & Medien in Graz, Austria (2017), accompanied by publication of the book of the same title by Sternberg Press.  2019 also saw the solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the show Tomorrow at the Holnap, Szent Istvan Kiraly Musuem, in Székesfehérvár, Hungary (2019). 

Nemes has been nominated for the Esterházy Art Award 2019, a prestigious prize for Hungarian contemporary artists.  The winners of the competition will be announced in December 2019 and their work featured at the Ludwig Museum, Budapest.

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ARTIST STUDIO VISIT

Part 1 – CRAFT | Márton Nemes in the workshop, first and very important step in Nemes’ creative process, welding and preparing the uneven wooden structures
Part 2 – ART | Márton Nemes in the artist’s studio. Main fine art activities undergoing here are: spray painting, abstract painting, laser cutting, and stiching the canvas on the wooden structures and various metal parts all togerher.

SELECTED WORKS

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
Ghosting Love 05 (She)
2019
Acrylic on canvas, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, laser cut plexiglass, carpaint, foamex pvc, wood
162 x 122 cm
(63 3/4 x 48 in)
Unique
(MNem034.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
Ghosting Love 05 (He)
2019
Acrylic on canvas, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, laser cut plexiglass, carpaint, foamex pvc, wood
162 x 122 cm
(63 3/4 x 48 in)
Unique
(MNem033.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out) 02
2019
Acrylic on silk-screened paper, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, PVC foam board, car paint, and steel frame made by the artist
134 x 94 cm
(52 3/4 x 37 in)
Unique
(MNem032.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out) 01
2019
Acrylic on silk-screened paper, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, PVC foam board, car paint, and steel frame made by the artist
134 x 94 cm
(52 3/4 x 37 in)
Unique
(MNem031.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
New Tomorrow 08
2019
Acrylic on canvas, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, laser cut plexiglass, PVC foam board, car paint, steel, and wood
130 x 90 cm
(51 1/8 x 35 1/2 in)
Unique
(MNem028.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
New Tomorrow 10
2019
Acrylic on canvas, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, laser cut plexiglass, PVC foam board, car paint, steel, and wood
130 x 90 cm
(51 1/8 x 35 1/2 in)
Unique
(MNem029.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
New Tomorrow 33
2019
Acrylic on canvas, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, laser cut plexiglass, PVC foam board, car paint, steel, and wood
130 x 90 cm
(51 1/8 x 35 1/2 in)
Unique
(MNem030.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
Ghosting Love 06
2019
Acrylic on foamex pvc, mirror board, light reflective vinyl, laser cut plexiglass, aluminium, carpaint, steel
70 x 48 cm
(27 1/2 x 18 7/8)
Unique
(MNem035.19)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
High All the Time 05
2018
Acrylic, lasercut mirrored Perspex, edge reflective Perspex, canvas, and wood
196 x 136 cm
(77 x 53 in)
Unique
(MNem001.18)
ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY
MÁRTON NEMES
High All the Time 06
2018
Acrylic, lasercut mirrored Perspex, edge reflective Perspex, canvas, and wood
196 x 136 cm
(77 x 53 in)
Unique
(MNem002.18)

For more information about available works, please contact Annka sales@annkakultys.com


PAST EXHIBITIONS AT ANNKA KULTYS

GHOSTING LOVE

2 OCTOBER – 23 NOVEMBER 2019

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

CACOTOPIA 03

5 DECEMBER 2018 – 19 JANUARY 2019

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

PUBLICATION

ANNKA KULTYS GALLERY

Abstract Hungary

Texts by Dávid Fehér, Áron Fenyvesi, Michael Wimmer, Mónika Zsikla

Design by Nik Thoenen, Maia Gusberti
Copublished with Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz

October 2019, English
16.5 x 23 cm, 273 pages, 2 b/w and 97 coloUr ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-512-1
€25.00


NEWS

MÁRTON NEMES NOMINATED FOR ESTERHÁZY ART AWARD HUNGARY 2019

13 DECEMBER 2019 – 26 JANUARY 2020

LUDWIG MUSEUM, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Artists nominated for the 2019 Award:
Ádám Albert, Róbert Batykó, Sári Ember, István Felsmann, Márk Fridvalszki, Kitti Gosztola, Éva Andrea Győri, Dániel Halász, HeyWeSeeAskShowandDie (Csaba Árpád Horváth and Eszter Sipos), Dorottya Kalocsai, Adrian Kiss, Gábor Kristóf, Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó, Péter Mátyási, Judit Lilla Molnár, Zsolt Molnár, Barbara Nagy, Márton Nemes, Péter Puklus, Anikó Süttő, Ottó Szabó, Péter Szalay, Gergely Szinyova, Kata Tranker, Ádám Ulbert

SALÓN ACME 2020, MEXICO CITY

SOLO PRESENTATION : MÁRTON NEMES

VIP PREVIEW, THURSDAY, 6 FEBRUARY, 10:30AM-12 PM

6 FEBRUARY – 9 FEBRUARY 2020

Annka Kultys Gallery