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Kárpáti, Tamás




Tamás Kárpáti studied since 1974 at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Jenő Barcsay and Simon Sarkantyú were his teachers.

József Ladányi wrote about the artist: „Since 1974 his paintings with their special atmosphere and old techniques, warm colours (yellow-green, red-brown, golden-brown) can be seen on exhibitions. His works represent the timelessness, general human, morality and always figurative, kind of grotesque figures, angels, mythological and biblical beings. On the paintings at the beginning of his career, with their Rokoko-atmosphere, the figures can hardly be distinguished from their surroundings.

In the 1980s, the colours get darker. On his static paintings the scenes appear out of the dark background. The figures without contours dissolve in the surrounding landscapes, in the inner light. The figure reminding of Jesus appears in the 1980s. In the mid 80s, Kárpáti mainly represents figures of the middle ages and the Renaissance. He paints mythological and biblical scenes. At the end of the decade his ways to compose and his topics change. In the 1990s there is hardly any space around the figures visible, dramatic scenes can be seen instead of the static compositions. Beside the dark, red-brownish colours, he creates paintings in grey and black, with shadows and religious symbols, similar to still lives, with sculls, fish and birds.

Year Biography
18257 He was born in Budapest
1969-1974 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts
2004  He is the ember of the Hungarian Academy of Arts
  He is the member of the National Association of Hungarian Artists, the Hungarian Society of Painters and the T-Art Foundation.
  His teachers: Jenő Barcsay, Simon Sarkantyú
2005 M.S master award
2000 Merited atist of the Republic of Hungary
1989 The Molnár C. Pál Society Reward Prize
1986 The Spring Exhibition Grand Prize, Salgótarján
1983 Munkácsy-award
1982 KISZ-award in the Studio exhibition
1980 Tornyai-plaque, Autumn Exhibition, Hódmezővásárhely
1979 Derkovits-medal
1978 Szegedi Summer Exhibition Prize
1977-1979 Derkovits-scholarship
1976 Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county award on the IV. Winter Exhibition, Miskolc
2007 Erzsébet Galgóczy Capital Library, Győr
2006 National Theatre, Budapest
2005 Roman Catholic Church, Fót
2004 Örökmozgó Gallery, Budapest
2003 Benedictine Abbey Gallery, Tihany
  Aulich-Art Gallery, Budapest
2001 GOLD-ART Gallery, Budapest
2000 Agnus Dei, Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
  Collegium Hungaricum, Bécs
1998 St. Corona Gallery, Székesfehérvár
  the 150-year-old St. Stephen's Society exhibition, Rome
1997 Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár
  Hungarian Salon '97, Art Gallery, Budapest
1996 MOL Gallery, Szolnok
1995 Gallery, Csongrád
1994 Leiden
1993 Vigadó Gallery, Budapest
1992 Christian Museum, Esztergom
1190 Erzsébetvárosi Gallery, Budapest
  Marsvinsholm, Sweden
1989 School Gallery, Csepel
  Winter Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1988 Kis Gallery, Komárom
  Spring Exhibition, Art Gallery, Budapest
1986 Esztergom Gallery
1985 Sofia
1984 Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest
  National Fine Arts Exhibition '84, Art Gallery, Budapest
1983 School Gallery, Dunakeszi
  Hungarian Cultural Institute, Helsinki
  Hungarian contemporary graphics and drawing art, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
1982 House of Hungarian Culture, Prague
  International Biennial, Kosice
  Marseille, Menton, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris
1981 Art Gallery, Budapest
1980 Fészek Club, Budapest
  Kunstmesse, Basel
  Venice Biennale
1979 János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
1978 House of Hungarian Culture, Berlin
  Studio Gallery, Budapest
1977 International exhibition of painting, Cagnes-sur-Meer
  Kis Gallery, Dömös
1976 Purple School
  Le Havre
  Works in public collection
  Ottó Herman Museum, Miskolc
  Balassagyarmat Gallery
  Capital Gallery, Budapest
  Christian Museum, Esztergom
  Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Petőfi Literature Museum, Budapest
  József Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár
  Szentendre Gallery
  Szombathelyi Képtár, Szombathely
  János Tornyai Museum, Hódmezővásárhely
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