Exhibition: "External and operational memory in art"
Concept: Ivan Gerát and Marian Zervan
Vernissage: May 18th 2019 at 17:00
Music guest: Andrea Bučko
Dates: May 18th till June 30th 2019
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

Exhibition: "Vitrofestival Romont 2019 - Swiss Bienial of Glass Art"
Artists: Ilja Bílek (CZ), Oliver Leššo (SK), Ašot Haas (SK) and Lothar Böttcher (ZA)
Dates: April 27th - 28th 2019
Venue: Vitromusee and Château Romont, Switzerland
Address: Au Château, Case postale 150, Romont 1680, Switzerland
Programme: Event information

Bellart Gallery would like to invite you to visit Vitrofestival Romont 2019 - the Swiss Biennial of Glass Art, where we will present the glass objects of Ilja Bílek, Oliver Leššo, Ašot Haas and Lothar Böttcher.

Exhibition: "Aesthetics of repetition"
Artist: Jakub Špaňhel
Vernissage: January 26th 2019 at 17:00
Musical guest: Michal Matejcik (Harp)
Dates: 26th January till 30th March 2019
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

Jakub Špaňhel's works are recognized by two characteristics: firstly from a painterly gesture in expressive interior views of his churches (one of them is in the display of the Czech National Gallery in Prague), baroque chandeliers and Female nudes. Second, by a technique in which he uses a Painting roller grid made from minimalistic patterns. In both cases Špaňhel is very disciplined and pursued systematically his artistic program. The exhibition "Aesthetics of repetition" focuses on the visual qualities the very limited expressiveness of a mechanically repetitive motive. Unlike one Špaňhel keeps the process in a pop-like multiplication of the original of a painting act in which the repetition of the motif up to the physical destruction of the paper-making roller. The Process of wear evokes an almost cinematic dynamic on the area of the image, but only with a sequence. The look of Observer follows a static close-up of a strong reduced object contour until it determines that it is not a abstract composition, but to known forms and motives from art history, repeated over and over again - ciphers in Špaňhel's expressive grids.

Exhibition: "Messages and therapies"
Artist: Robert Bielik
Vernissage: October 27th 2018 at 17:00
On view: October 27th 2018 till January 17th 2019
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

At first glance, the images of the Slovak artist Robert Bielik (* 1963) appear as suicidal horror visions. They are regulatory measures of his life. Although it may sound paradoxical to compare life to depicting a bleak death, it is a therapeutic necessity for Bielik. He "must" portray it as such, but not as a medical expression of a disturbed patient, but as a confession that can hardly be presented in any other way. The decay, the ruin and the irritating passive correspond to the current social situation in which we as "living corpses" are obsessed by a sick greed for consumption. Bielik's messages are not moralizing apelles at the turning point. He deals solely with the hopelessness that he feels in his own body. What he shows is the repulsive misery of a traumatizing existence. But there is a way out: all those pictures that deal with nature and the metaphor of balance, in which sheep and wolves assume a spiritual symbolic function, but in front of which every observer can consider the fragility of such harmony.

Exhibition: "Designer of abstraction"
Artist: Miroslav Cipár
Vernissage: July 7th 2018 at 17:00
Finissage: October 13th 2018 at 17:00
On view: July 7th till October 13th 2018
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

Miroslav Cipár (* 1935) is a great Slovak artist: draftsman, illustrator, graphic designer, creator of many famous logos and passionate painter. As such, he is considered as the most important representative of abstract art in Slovakia. With his distinctive style in which he has been since 1960s, he transforms the caligraphic elegance of a simple line into an abstract system, while preserving the aesthetics a filigree written text. Cipár uses the power of the line, as well as simple graphic sign and thus lays a trail to the person of its creator. Using a fine line emphasized by corresponding chromatics, Cipár creates dynamic effects in his works whereby his pictures give the viewer the euphoria of movement. His painterly expressions testify their own "life force" as well as the inexhaustible energy of creativity.encoded in a in the movement of a confident stroke. In both his paintings and illustrations, the conciseness of a graphic designer and the communicative abilities of a designer are expressed in memorable logos, for example for the Slovak National Gallery. For him is painting a way to unleash the compressed form and of the ciphered content of a logo in the width of the image format and the complex depth of the material texture of an image. To his honor, the Bellart Gallery has prepared a comprehensive exhibition which gives unique opportunity in Vienna to see the artworks of the "Designer of the Slovak abstraction art".

Exhibition: "Night Cruise"
Artist: Marek Ormandík
Vernissage: May 3rd 2018 at 18:30
Finissage: June 30th 2018 at 17:00
On view: May 3rd till June 30th 2018
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Vienna

The "Night Cruise" in an artistic implementation by Marek Ormandík (* 1968) is a disturbing and extremely critical expedition to human prejudice, fears and aversions of the stranger, the incomprehensible, the non-European that is, just about anything else that is not corresponding to our Pharisaic well-being. Ormandík is the most important representative of a neoexpressive painting in Slovakia. In the "Night Cruise" he speaks impulsively about himself and his own position on the refugee situation in Europe. His pictures are neither a moralizing view nor a populist rant, but a profound confrontation with the phenomenon of the suffering of the fleeing people. His art is a conscious empathy for the flight-weakened human body. Two themes dominate this cycle: the people fleeing on boats and the personification of the floating refugee as Christ (considered a savior in the Christian tradition). The subjects are presented in a composition that disputes classical iconography. In his intimate and formally intensive work, he shows himself with his family in a rubber boat somewhere in the darkness of the nocturnal Mediterranean. The image of a man who is in the water with several others in a swimming ring, reaching out to draw our attention, raises the question of whether we recognize in him a Christ to be rescued or an uncertain threat?

Vernissage: March 3rd 2018 at 17:30 and 18:30
Finissage: April 14th 2018 AT 17:40 and 18:30
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

With Illovský and Zillner the Bellart Gallery presents two quite fascinating art positions. The Slovak artist Ivan Illovský uses glass objects to capture the tensions between glass and metal with scientific invention. The Austrian visual artist Christian Zillner operates on a very different level also with areas of tension. Just as Illovsky succeeds in reshaping the fatal discrepancy between the expansion of the metal and the fragile fragility of glass into an impressive balance, Zillner creates with his pictures biblical places, very complex philosophical questions of ontology, the mythological and the factuality of the fictition to deliver. Two solitary positions find an intersection in their individual approach to rationality and empiricism, which seeks its balance in the artistic diversity of postmodernism.

Exhibition: "Narrative borders of Constructivism"
Artist: Ján Vasilko
Vernissage: January 17th 2018 at 18:30
Finissage: February 28th 2018 at 18:30
On view: From January 17th until February 28th 2018
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Vienna, Austria

The work of this young artist shook the Slovak art scene after the turn of the millennium to an unprecedented extent. A special confirmation of the quality of the art production outside of the metropolitan cultural centralism of Bratislava was already achieved in his final year of the art faculty at the Technical University in Košice in 2005. In the same year, Ján Vasilko won one of the most important artist prize in Slovakia (Price of O. Čepán) and and that despite the format, which is strongly focused on conceptual art. This fact proves for the time being two theses, firstly that we are dealing here with an exceptional artist and secondly that his industrial-constructivist stylistics in the medium of an image conceals much more than an effective phenomenon of geometric-abstract aesthetics. It is a unique opportunity to engage with this exceptional painting.

Exhibition: "Unconcrete Objectivity – Painting and Sculpture"
Artist: Igor Faško
On view: November 23rd till December 31st 2017
Vernissage: 23. November 2017 at 18:30
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Igor Faško * 1967 is a Slovak artist born in Germany (Treuenbrietzen), who in his pictures and objects represents an independent postmodern direction of constructive stylistics. As a graduate of architecture at the Technical University in Bratislava and in addition to working as an architect in Germany, but also in Vienna, as well as in artist studios, Igor has decided to devote himself mainly to the fine arts.His work, which is represented in several private and state collections, impresses with a formal and polychromatic mode of expression. He transforms the attributes of his inner world, such as the love of alternative music genre of the seventies, poetry and the philosophy of art, into a code language that is identifiable by always present spatial structure, chromatic chord formation and highly abstracting.

Exhibition: "The black gold"
Artist: Ján Hrčka
Vernissage: 5. October 2017 at 18:30
Finissage with concert: 11. November 2017 at 18:00
On view: 1. October till 15. November 2017
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Ján Hrčka represents the youngest generation of graduates of painting in the 4th studio under direction of Prof. Ivan Csudai, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. His work differs from that of his studio colleagues by the stylistic break with the typical Csudai school, which has many representatives in contemporary Slovak painting (for example Erik Sille, David Baffi, Katarina Janeckova, Peter Cvik ...). He moved into the consciousness of a wider public with a series of pictures that dealt with the theme of transience on a large scale and monochrome on the basis of ruins of historical architecture. These generous representations he sculpted almost like a sculpture of thickly applied layers of acrylic paint. At the same time Ján Hrčka is a member of several music bands and therefore his inspiration comes from rock and punk subculture. His representational painting is based on symbolic depictions of his own private influences, be it his circle of friends, music or hobbies.

Exhibition: "Sublime nature - wretched man"
Artist: Jozef Srna
On view: July 1st - August 31st 2017
1st vernissage: July 6th 2017 at 18:30
2nd vernissage: August 3rd 2017 at 18:30
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

Jozef Srna (*04.03.1979) is a Slovak artist who represents the generation of newly discovered painting the millennium. With an unadulterated approach to format and figure, in his monumental works he conveys obscure scenes of the moral diminution of the human. In contrast to this narrative level of his art, in which he confronts us with stories of obscene ceremonies and critical reports about the sociocultural situation of society, he devotes himself to romantic landscape painting. We would like to present both positions of his art in the Bellart Gallery.

In the newly extended premises of our gallery, the figurative paintings as well as the works of the romantic landscapes are displayed. These are both baroque compositions with postmodern semantics as well as energetic representations of lakes, wind circles and sun heat in a modern paraphrase by Claude Lorraine and William Turner. The artist Jozef Srna, who is represented in many state and private collections, is now presented for the first time in Vienna.

The exhibition "Sublime Nature - Wretched Man" is an ideal opening exhibition of the new concept of Bellart Gallery. Let yourself be enchanted by the charms of color-intensive nature and provoked by the scenes of the humble humanity. This contrast is effective and is highly recommended!

Exhibition: "Glass Horizons Vienna 2017"
Artists: Ilja Bílek, Luba Bakičová and Kristína Kubalová
On view: May 18th - June 29th 2017
Vernissage: May 18th 2017 at 18:30
Finissage: June 28th 2017 at 18:30
Venue: Bellart Gallery
Address: Fasangasse 42, 1030 Wien

Bellart Galleryv would like to invite you to joint exhibition “Glass Horizons Vienna 2017“ of 3 glass artists Ilja Bílek, Luba Bakičová and Kristína Kubalová. The artworks of these glass artists will be presented to you in the Bellart Gallery and this exhibition is held in cooperation with the Czech Center, Slovak Institute in Vienna and Austrian Slovak Cultural Association.

Exhibition: "ART & ANTIQUE HOFBURG 2015"
Dates: 6. - 15. November 2015
Place: Hofburg Castle in Vienna

We are pleased to announce our participation at the ART & ANTIQUE HOFBURG 2015, taking place at the Hofburg Castle in Vienna on November 6th - 15th. Please follow our updates on our homepage and Facebook profile to see confirmed artists exhibiting at the fair.

We are looking forward to meeting you at the ART&ANTIQUE HOFBURG 2015!

Exhibition: "Vitrofestival Romont 2015 - Swiss Bienial of Glass Art"
Dates: April 18th - 19th 2015
Venue: Vitromusee and Château Romont, Switzerland
Address: Au Château, Case postale 150, Romont 1680, Switzerland
Programme: Event information

Bellart Gallery would like to invite you to attend the Swiss Biennial of Glass Art, where we will exhibit the artworks of Ilja Bílek, Luba Bakičová and Kristina Kubalova.

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