Istvan PETO

Istvan Peto cultivates painting like a garden. Shapes of botanical appearance invade fallow plots. Istvan Peto's painting is never where you expect it to be. The delicacy and subtlety of nuanced yellows are sometimes rooted in greys, while elsewhere the flaming cry of an orange-red saturates the eye. The plots are added one to another, and juxtaposed. The sensation of the fragmentary is required, simulating the apparent discontinuity of plant growth. Yet the composition intuitively organized, meets the principle of necessity. With the demanding practice of engraving and the scholar mix of its techniques, he cultivates this discipline as a gardener, slaved to the discontinuous time of seasons. Istvan PETO masters the invasive fertility of its indoor garden, sometimes gently, by a delicate plot, almost slender of an evanescent flower, sometimes with the violence of a black graffity, thick and bushy . Between disparates and paradoxes, each work gains its internal coherence and invites us in a stroll where our eyes, still amazed, will preserve the freshness of the first emotion.

  Painter and engraver. Born 1 September 1955 in Hungary

 Lives and works in Saint Denis (France 93) since 1984

  Education: Workshop Lenkey, School of Decorative Arts in Budapest

  Recent exhibitions

 2010 - Artogue Gallery, Clermont-Ferrand - BBV Galerie, Paris

 2011 - BBV Galerie, Paris

 2012 - Art Brussels - Gery Art Gallery, Namur

 2014 - Galerie Atelier des Marches, Paris

 2015 - Bonnet gallery- Dufay Bonnet, Paris - Malebranche Gallery, Paris

2016 - Galerie ART aujourd'hui, Paris "Abstraction" (May), "Minimenta" (June).

Paintings and engravings permanently visible at the gallery since may 20016