Gábor NAGY (painter)
András Endre TORNAY’s sculptures from the 70s and 80s are symbolic, block-like, and minimalistic. He was inspired by ancient and folklore objects, but his style could be linked to BRANCUSI as well. His figures symbolize ideas. Beside the seemingly floating aspect of the artist’s idols, wooden grave markers, crosses, and gates, Bálint CHIKÁN brought attention to the human scale of TORNAY’s sculptures. According to him, “the starting point for TORNAY‘s sculpture is man”.
“When he works with wood, he does not make traditional carvings out of blocks of wood, instead he creates collage-like constructions, in which the differences between the reclaimed everyday objects and the parts shaped by the artist are blurred to the point of being unrecognizable.” In the 90s, the spatial organization of elements became the focus of his work; he constructed his own world.” András Endre TORNAY’s sculpture mixing traditional and modern elements was born out of the sculptural cavalcade of the last third of the 20th century.” /Tibor WEHNER/
The exhibition is selected from the oeuvre of the sculptor who died 10 years ago.