Born in Hungary in 1970, painter Sandor Barics creates works of art of high visual and tactile appeal. In his works from the series “Mars” now shown, the focus is on the color “red”. This is the color that is connected to the neighbor planet Mars. Above all, red is that exciting color that is regarded as an outstanding symbol in many ways. This is exactly what has inspired the artist for many years in a special way to ever new images. Within his “Red Phase” more than 500 works were created between 1998 and 2018 in different techniques and formats. The exhibition shows a small, exquisite selection.
But it was not just the red planet “Mars” that repeatedly triggered new image ideas in Sandor Barics, but the symbolic power of color in principle.
Sandor Barics frequently integrates a wide variety of materials in his paintings, for example those that can also serve as packaging materials. These are styrofoam chips, foams, structural films, cardboard or adhesive tape. Natural substances, such as sand, ash or marble dust, were also used on a case-by-case basis. He once brought sand from his hometown in Hungary with him and used it in individual works. Because he applies the acrylic paint in several layers, whereby it is not only superimposed, but also blended and mixed, relief-like surfaces appear in his pictures. The surface is always of particular importance, sensual, synesthetic skin on which touch and touch meet, as an idiosyncratic interface between the physical object and its sensual experience. The viewer will find many other sham laws. The works tie in with the familiar and lead the viewer in surprising turns to unfamiliar new.