Erzsebet Nagy Saar
Erzsebet Nagy SAAR layers different depths over them. They escape the surface, the rationally accessible, the reference point.
Opposite stands the familiar sphere of the observer – definable and concrete. In this field of tension of form-depriving depths on the one hand, and nevertheless the eye of the observer who is looking for support, a so-called commissioning of Nagy’s depth worlds arises.
Her new works get rid of the profane. They inevitably create depth effects for the audience; in the omission of any allusion to the concepts of existence, the viewer is first put on his own. Layer by layer, the artist leads us far below the surface of the obvious. The artist does not celebrate a dull exaltation and nothing in her inner joy of expression is constructed or endeavored. Although her inner world is reflected in an opulent nuance and color scheme, the creative process has been left to its own devices – the search for expression has been found in finding itself.
The artist, who is the mediator of her inner world, gives us amazing insights. We, in retrospect, find ourselves as part of their work. After all, it is us who have to leave the surface of the omnipresent to encounter our own depths in their images. Artwork and viewer face each other, but Nagy’s works challenge us to renounce this duality for a moment. For only when we let go of our usual points of reference does the experience of their multi-layered depictions of depth reveal themselves to us.
Did the artist put it on it? No, because their works create themselves as an authentic image of their inner world, to those who are interested in art
for exploration. But when trying to open up, they inevitably allow him to mirror his own interior.
In this way, the observer Erzsebet Nagy evidently experiences SAAR’s new works in the common experience of their art.
© Gerald Lehr