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Kalmar Ferenc

     
     

Kalmar Ferenc (Serbia)

1928-2013

     
  Kalmar Ferenc - Conductor   He was born in Subotica (Serbia) in 1928. He began doing sculptures in 1947. He received many awards for his work. The most significant were Forum Award for Art (Novi Sad, Serbia, 1933) and The Award for Entire Artistic Work at the Thirteenth International Biennial of Naïve and Marginal Art MNMA, Jagodina, 2007.
As a pronounced individualist and an explorer of primordial unity, in the era of incredible speed and smoke of high technologies he provided us with the reminiscences of lost dimensions at the right moment. Hence his miraculous birds and even more original bugs are a link between primitive and modern pictorial expression.
With deep and surface incisions, the artist achieved the dynamics of closed and open, sharp and rounded forms. He coloured his figures with strong and bright tint and frequent interchanges of red and green, blue and yellow, thus associating to passion and strength of life. In his sculptures he united painting and sculpturing into a harmonised whole. This combination of the sculptural and the pictorial bears witness of the artist’s complexity and powerful expressiveness with additional help of naturally “blooming” forms, and nearly fauvist, wild tint. His most significant words are in Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art in Jagodina (Serbia).
  References:
N. Krstić, Naivna umetnost Srbije, SANU, Jagodina, 2003
N. Krstić, Naivna i marginalna umetnost Srbije, MNMU, Jagodina, 2007
 
 
  Conductor, 2009, coloured wood, height 112cm  
 
 
 
 
Kalmar Ferenc - Fiery Bird Kalmar Ferenc - Vulture Kalmar Ferenc - Taking off Kalmar Ferenc - Landing Kalmar Ferenc - Conductor
         
Fiery Bird, 1996,

coloured wood,

height 40cm

Vulture, 2000,

coloured wood,
70x52x54cm

Taking off, 2002,

coloured wood,
height 42cm

Landing, 2009,

coloured wood,
height 42cm

Conductor, 2009,
coloured wood, height 112cm
 
         
         
 
 
 
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