Ani Molnár Gallery: JAKATICS-SZABÓ Veronika – Supra urbem

The Ani Molnár Gallery is pleased to present a solo show by Veronika Jakatics-Szabó.

Wednesday, October 14 at 6:00pm
Molnár Ani Galéria
Bródy Sándor utca 22., Budapest, Hungary, 1088


Opened by: Gábor TAKÁCS, art historian

Veronika Jakatics-Szabó appears again as ’urbanus pictus’, that is city painter, creating a private mythology in the public exhibition space. Using elements of the everyday life in a city as a starting point she gets to fundamental existential questions by not only visualizing individual perception and emotions, but also reflecting on political and social phenomena.

The works of the exhibition depicts a wide range of subjects from the lives of average people (Change) to those of people with power over a country or even the whole world (Politicians). The Cityman (Translation) may first make us think of the poem by Radnóti: „…this land is merely a map…”. In addition, the word in the title ’translation’ stems from the middle ages and means transporting, moving of the relic-bodies of saints.

Although the works of Veronika Jakatics-Szabó express gloomy reality, they also incorporate the possibility of hoping for change: her figures – in spite of the mitological tension – seem to be close to us and alive. Her works make generalizations instead of speaking specifically. They criticize in a non-intrusive way.

Veronika Jakatics-Szabó (1983) was born in Székesfehérvár and she lives and works in Budapest. She graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts as a painter in 2007 and she has been pursuing her DLA studies there since 2011. She received Erasmus Scholarship and Amadeus Art Prize in 2006. She has exhibited at solo and group shows in significant institutions for example in Kunsthalle, Budapest. She has participated in scholarships abroad for example in Rome. Jakatics-Szabó also has excellent international reputation having exhibited at prestigious international art fairs for example ARCOmadrid and Viennafair and having been invited by the curator David Elliott to the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art in 2014.