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Exclusive Workshop with Lászlo Fekete

Exclusive Workshop with Lászlo Fekete
Exclusive Workshop with Lászlo Fekete

Time and Place

Aug 12, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – Aug 14, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Barnston-Ouest, 2133 Ch De Way's Mills, Barnston-Ouest, QC J0B 1C0, Canada


The artist

László Fekete, a renowned Hungarian contemporary artist, emerged within the context of Postwar culture. His practice provides commentary on the successive transfers of power in Hungary by reworking existing ceramic pieces and found materials, particularly those from Herend Porcelain, to create sardonic artworks imbued with sociopolitical commentary. His immediate kin played a significant role in sheltering Jews in hiding—an experience had a profound impact on both his life and artistic expression. He approaches the material with a cultural perspective and critical examination of its materiality, employing two original techniques.


To this day, Fekete has been awarded no less than 24 international and Hungarian prizes, including the International Ceramic Festival in Mino, Japan, in 1992. His work received praise rom critic Garth Clark, who invited him to join the permanent collection of his gallery located on 57th Street in New York. Fekete's creations have also found their place in over sixty private collections, as well as in numerous venues including:


Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada

Garth Clark and Mark del Vecchio Private Collection, Santa Fe, USA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Dallas Museum of Art, USA

New York Museum of Art and Design, USA

Los Angeles County Museum, USA

Pittsburgh Carnegie Institute, USA

Zsolnay Art Museum, Pecs, Hungary


The Workshop

Renowned Hungarian artist László Fekete will be leading an exclusive workshop at the Rozynski Art Centre, immersing participants in the realm of his extraordinary craftsmanship. Over the course of three days, Fekete will unveil the inner workings of his two distinctive and self-crafted techniques, integral to the creation of his awe-inspiring body of work.


The first of his techniques consists of the reinvention of industrially manufactured ceramics through the process of re-firing. Fekete ingeniously breathes new life into found objects, infusing them with new meanings and engaging sociopolitical commentary. Notably, he harnesses ceramics sourced from the prestigious Herend Porcelain of Hungary, adroitly exploring cultural perspectives and critically examining the essence of the material within his artistic endeavors.


The second technique encompasses the meticulous construction of ceramic pieces using a precision applicator. This method serves as the cornerstone of Fekete's most acclaimed artworks, including the masterpiece that earned him the esteemed 1984 Prize of the French Cultural Ministry at the renowned Vallauris French International Ceramic Biennial. Through his manipulation of clay using molds and precision applicators, Fekete achieves towering sculptures reaching heights of up to 2.8 meters.


Video of his techniques


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