U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin

Installation view, U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin
Botond Keresztesi, 7 mile boots, 2020, acrylic, oil, and airbrush on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Installation view, U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin
Botond Keresztesi, The great wizard, 2020, acrylic, oil, and airbrush on canvas 120 x 100 cm
Installation view, U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin
Botond Keresztesi , The legend of the true pearl, 2019, acrylic, oil, and airbrush on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Botond Keresztesi , Installation view, U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin
Botond Keresztesi , Me, myself, and I, 2019, acrylic, oil, and airbrush on canvas, 120 x 100 cm
Installation view, U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin
Botond Keresztesi , Time flies, 2020, acrylic, oil, and airbrush on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) Botond Keresztesi at Future Gallery, Berlin

January 29 – May 30, 2020 *extended*

Images Courtesy Future Gallery, Berlin

PR: Future Gallery is proud to present U.F.O. (Unreadable For Others) an exhibition of new paintings by Botond Keresztesi. This is the second solo exhibition by the artist at the gallery.

The title Unreadable For Others insinuates a sort of codex that can only be interpreted by the author. The imaginative collaging of various cultural elements leads one to puzzle, how did the artist arrive at such an absurdist narrative within the paintings. However, the highly recognizable imagery hints at a sort system of communication which transports you a bizarre virtual nexus.

Keresztesi’s visual language is made up of stark art historical references, imagery from pop and subcultures alike. In these new paintings, one see visual clues of Caravaggio, Harry Potter, Hieronymous Bosch, 3D rendered organs, Frank Lloyd Wright, Smartphones, Joseph Beuys, X-files and Modigliani amongst others. These images are abstracted and democratized removed from cultural hierarchy, and then mashed together into new compositions. The resulting canvases can be deciphered as unique conflations of different time periods.

Botond Keresztesi (1987* Marosvásárhely, RO) is a Romanian/Hungarian artist working in painting, drawing, and site-specific painting installations. Remixing references from Art History, popular culture, virtual space, and everyday life, his paintings crystalise into the fragmented realities of dream-like landscapes. Recent solo and group exhibitions have taken place at: Galerie Deroullion, Paris; Storage Capacité, Berlin; Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels; Kunstfort, Vijhuizen, NL; Future Gallery, Berlin; Artkartell Project Space, Budapest; Labor Gallery, Budapest; Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest; and Schloss, Olso.

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