Tibor Kádár painter was born in Cluj Napoca in 1946. He graduated from the painting department of the Ion Andreescu College of Fine Arts in Cluj Napoca in 1971. From 1971-74 he taught technical drawing in Marosújvár, and from 1974 to 1987 he taught painting at the Fine Arts High School in Cluj-Napoca. Between 1976 and 1986 he worked in the summer art camp in Gyergyószárhegy. After regular harassment and political dissent, and after being dismissed from his job, he settled in Hungary in 1988. In 1990 he moved with his family to Veszprém, where he has lived and worked ever since.
He is a member of the Hungarian Fine Arts Foundation, the Association of Hungarian Fine Artists, the Society of Hungarian Painters, the National Association of Hungarian Artists, the Veszprém Artists' Guild, where he also held the position of Guild Master for several years. In 2004 he founded the so-called F Group with five of his fellow artists.
He has had several exhibitions in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and England. He has also exhibited in Veszprém on several occasions. The exhibition Metamorphosis, opening in the Castle Gallery (Várgaléria) will showcase most of his recent works. A variety of techniques - watercolour, oil, nut wood, ink, silver, pen - and themes characterise the paintings. Tibor Kádár finds the balance between abstract and figurative language with a perfect sense of proportion.
The events of the past few years have transformed the way we all live and this change is reflected in the works. Alongside the kinetic, rhythmic compositions inspired by the music of Béla Bartók, there are poems by his favourite poet Jenő Dsida, as well as transfigured portraits and abstract landscapes.
The small-scale, intimate works, created in mixed media, are a vision of the times we live in. At the same time, there is a sense of loneliness, isolation and the joy of togetherness, the love of life.
The exhibition is also a tribute to the artist, who is 75 years old this year and still active today.
Following the opening of the exhibition, the latest album by Tibor Kádár will be presented by Péter Tömöry, poet and director.
Awards and honours:
1969 Cluj Napoca, National Student Festival - 1st prize.
1990 Ajkai Autumn Exhibition - Honorary Award
1991 Alföldi Exhibition in Békéscsaba - Award of the Association of Hungarians in Sweden
1992 Spring Exhibition in Veszprém - Prize for Excellence
1996 Pro Comitatu Prize - awarded by the General Assembly of Veszprém County in recognition of decades of outstanding artistic work
1998, 1948-1998 Contemporary Exhibition on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the 1848-49 War of Independence - Grand Prize
2002 Spring Exhibition in Veszprém - Grand Prix
2003 Balaton Biennale, National Biennale of Fine Arts - Grand Prix
2006 Order of Merit of the County of Veszprém
2007 Veszprém County Príma Award
2011 Gizella Award 2014 M.S. Master Award
The events and exhibitions of the House of Arts Veszprém are open to the public with a certificate of immunity. Thank you for your understanding.
The exhibition is supported by the VEB 2023 ECOC (European Capital of Culture).