Opening: Sun 01 Oct 2017, 5 pm
Exhibition: 01 – 30 Oct 2017
Dong Phong Art Gallery
From Dong Phong Art Gallery:
You are cordially invited to the exhibition “HỒ TÂY” (translation: West Lake) by Anna-Maria Ory. Artist Dang Thu Huong will give an opening speech at the opening of the exhibition.
The title of the exhibition is “West Lake”, as several paintings were painted at the west coast of the lake. The subject and the technique of the pictures mix the elements of both Eastern and Western traditions, as an attempt to establish connections between two very different cultures which nevertheless have a lot in common.
My relationship with the Vietnamese culture dates back to my childhood. My parents fell in love with Vietnam, so as a child I bathed in the special and magical atmosphere of the Vietnamese culture.
I met several Vietnamese painters and artists who came to Hungary with a scholarship. Thus, I inherited the love of the Vietnamese culture as a family tradition. After my graduation at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2006, I had my first trip to Hanoi as an exhibitor. In 2010
I participated at the Vietnam–Hungary contemporary fine art exhibition in Hanoi and HCM city. Between 2016-17 I had the possibility to stay in Vietnam for a longer period and thus got familiar with the art and culture of Vietnam. The paintings exhibited at the Dong Phong Art Gallery were made in Hanoi in 2017.
Annamaria Őry graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest as a painter at 2006.
She works in oil and pastel, also creating ink drawings and watercolours. Her main point of interest is in the intrinsic potentialities of particular techniques. While investigating these she focuses on a subject matter or a genre. The use of a particular technique is usually connected with a corresponding line of thought, thus the analysis of the pictorial problem gives birth to a series of paintings revolving around the same subject matter. Annamária Őry’s painting is an open possibility and embraces the access to the power of the primary feeling. The clean lines and expressive colors are the subordination of the painter’s instincts as the remedy for the disinterest of the everyday communication conventions.
The representation suggests that the true authentic experience appears indirectly where everyone can find his or her own essence. This way Annamária Őry’s painting is part of that painting school where every action of art appears as the romanticism of the revolution which rediscovers
the subjectivity of the lived-through experience.
She has received several scholarships, of which one of the most important was the one in 2009 by the Hungarian Academy in Rome. Her major exhibitions of the past period took place in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Prague (2009) Hungarian Academy in Rome (2009) MODEM Debrecen, Hungary (2010) Hang Bai exhibition space Hanoi, Vietnam (2010) Hungarian Cultural Centre Brussels (2010), European Parliament Brussels (2010) Symbol art gallery Budapest, Hungary (2012) Gallery Neon Budapest Hungary (2013) Hungarian Cultural Institute Sofia , Bulgaria (2013) CHB Berlin, Germany (2013) RMA Rome, Italy (2016) Gallery Sesztina, Debrecen, Hungary (2017).