István Sándorfi — Réalité presque parfaite

Exhibition

Painting

István Sándorfi
Réalité presque parfaite

Ends in 10 days: January 12 → February 28, 2018

Sandorfi’s work is of an extraordinary expressive strenght, a visceral, primitive strenght, born from within due to authentic necessity. Gifted with a powerful and brilliant personality, he was always clear about what he wanted to do and how to do it. bq. Painting is also, and above all, a spiritual need.

Strongly individualist, a sole protagonist in his own world, voluntarily independent of any inkling of external influence, he found in himself, in his own physique, in his face and his body, as in that of his partner and daughters, the excuse to paint, the materialobject over which to spew out all his flow of expressiveness, painting without any order, without discipline, but also without stopping, without measure, without control…

Born in Budapest on the 12 June 1948, at a very early age he had the awareness of solitude before the world, and this solitude, intimate solitude, would accompany him until his death. Forced to emigrate in 1956, before the advance of Soviet tanks, he crossed the Austrian border on foot with his family, reaching a refugee camp from which shortly after they were able to cross into Germany, where he lived for a couple of years, until finally the chance came of emigrating to Paris, the city in which he would settle until the end of his life.