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White Relief I.


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White Relief I.

35.5 x 28.5 cm
14 x 11.22 in







By the end of the 1960s, Katalin Hetey's works simplified to monochrome, in which white became a standard. White means "nothing" in Malevich - the nothing-all of outside sensation, a metaphor of perfection, explicit action and infinity and hence of absolute value. In Dubuffet's art, a means of disembodiment, a release from eventuality, for Katalin Hetey - the symbol of definiteness in all-synthesizing space, a notional and material unit, and what she also highly esteemed in Robert Ryman's minimalist painting, the measure of pure quality. 

As she said, "it is a benchmark you can compare to even if you do not paint in white." 

1924 , Hungary

Katalin Hetey (1924-2010) graphic designer, painter and sculptor left Hungary in 1956. First she went Italy (where she met Alberto Burri and Marino Marini) then she moved to France. Her works were exhibited in Galerie Lambert, Paris and in the Stedelijk Museum in Netherland. In the late 60's using cement, marble powder and mixture of binders made white reliefs, examining the theme of the material's self-molding and chaos. From the seventies his intention was moving towards the clear forms and made spatulas and mock-ups that can be realized in monumental sizes. Its movable, variable steel plastics can be found in countless museums and private collections.

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Budapest, Aulich utca 7

The gallery focuses on contemporary art, post war modernism, and photography, and organizes various international and Hungarian exhibitions.After closing Art+Text Budapest and followed that by a two-year-long resting period, the founder of the gallery, Gábor Einspach, is returning to the art market with a new exhibition place named Einspach Fine Art & Phot...

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140 x 140 cm