Abu Dhabi Art Hub
Dec 11, 2013 4:12PM

Simon Kaci graduated as Doctor of Liberal Arts at the at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts in Italy and did his MA and BA degrees in Fine Arts (Painting) at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He has won a number of international awards and his artworks can be found in private and public collections in Italy, Hungary, Germany, UK, Slovakia, Spain, UAE and USA.

People usually rely on their visual stereotypes for all ideas and objects in their perceptions and thinking. With his art, Simon Kaci wants viewers to challenge their first visual associations of classical and common themes. By giving up the usual customary way of observing and understanding these topics, a space is created for intuitions and emotions to guide conceptions – the same experience Simon goes through while painting.

To achieve this, Simon Kaci combines an almost classical painting style with surprising compositions and unusual cutting of the objects. From his unique viewpoint, the compositions often seem to hide or leave out elements that would help the viewer to arrive at a story or conclusion. In such state of mind we – as viewers – are not able to arrive at final conclusions but only fragments of different ideas. This creates a distinctive vibe and tension in the paintings, drawing the meanings towards abstraction, away from the reality of the figures and forms.

The objects and figures appearing in Simon Kaci’s paintings have a key role and an equal significance regardless of their location on the canvas, and a unique glow that provokes a desire in the viewer to return again and again. By this, Simon gives us less information to tell us more, to challenge our views without trying to rationalize or explain and resulting in an impossible and purposeless logical approach.  By attempting to make a detailed autopsy, or even arrive at a solution or story, we are doomed to fail or risk missing the essence of his art.


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