BOLDI: Harmonia nobile

BOLDI: Harmonia nobile


Faur Zsófi Gallery cordially invites you to the opening of its next exhibition:

Harmonia nobile

17 December 2013 (Tuesday), 6pm

Opening speech by Zoltán Tima, Ybl-prize winner architect
Opening performance by Bence Takács, performer, presenter

The exhibition is on view until 18 January 2014.

`Boldi seems to have a single overwhelming passion, that is, stone - or, I should say, its noblest version, marble - and also its getting into shape. He collects pieces of marble and surrounds himself with them creating a separate world of stones for himself. (...) It is the Brancusian tradition that he develops further, forming a hand, a foot, a sitting nude, a head, a mother and child, or a seemingly abstract form in a mass of stone. His sculptures are always organic and start from a female form which is always present either explicitly or in a more hidden way in his works. When the sculptures are recognisable figures, their head usually sticks to their bodies closely, without neck, and they usually turn their faces upwards, towards a world beyond their everyday reality, as if longing to break away from reality or even from themselves.`

(Krisztina Passuth)

BOLDI (1970, Budapest) received his diploma from the Stone Sculpture Faculty of the Master School of the Arts at the Janus Pannonius University of Sciences in Pécs, while also completing studies at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, as well as at the Sculpture Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts.

His works were presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Hungary and internationally. The Prima Primissima statuette (renewed this year) was designed and manufactured by Boldi. His sculptures are present in private and state collections, while one can also meet his works in public spaces on several continents.

Harmonia nobile is the first solo exhibition of BOLDI at Faur Zsófi Gallery.