02. 14. 2020 – 03. 20. 2020.
Private View: 02. 14. 2020., 6pm
Opening speech by Andrea Máthe, aesthete
Born in 1947 in Gyula, Hungary, Sándor Kecskeméti’s work derives its power from the clarity of his vision and his particular sensitivity to the materials he uses. His best pieces are a synthesis of technical, formal, aesthetic and intellectual elements that exceed the sum of their parts. Kecskeméti’s works are characterised by an architectonic approach combined with sculptural concepts.
Having learnt the potters’ craft, he took his diploma at the Hungarian Academy of Craft and Design in 1972, where he was a pupil of the influential Árpád Csekovszky. Not long after, he started experimenting with new forms and shapes, understanding the importance of intermediality. His artistic development was strongly influenced by his friendship with the surrealist master Pierre Székely.
Since 1972, he has been a freelance artist while also teaching at the Hungarian Academy between 1987 and 1994. Between 1990 and 1993, Sándor Kecskeméti collaborated with German architect Egon Kunz in making ceramic architectural elements in the town of Gundremmingen (Germany). He currently lives and works in both Germany and Hungary.
WORKS IN MAJOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest (Hungary)
Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs (Hungary)
Modern Ceramics Collection, Istanbul (Turkey)
Museum of Applied Arts, Prague (Czech Republic)
Ariana Museum, Geneva (Switzerland)
International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét (Hungary)
Sammlung Tiemann, Hamburg (Germany)
Nievergelt Sammlung, Zürich (Switzerland)
Musee Ahuillé (France)
Museum of Modern Art, Seoul (Korea)
KIAD, Rochester (England)
EKWC, s’Hertogenbosch, (Holland)
Keramische Sammlung, Römhild (Germany)
Exhibition on view until March 10, 2020.