8 September 2016 - 8 January 2017
Through Hogarth – exhibition of the Slovak graphic artist Rudolf Fila
Rudolf Fila ranks among the most prominent Slovak painters. The exhibition Through Hogarth presents works based on reproductions of William Hogarth’s graphics, repainted by Fila. Interfering with the initial compositions, he alters their original meaning and sense. He changes the serious into the comical, the literal meaning into the figurative. Each of Hogarth’s pictures is complemented by a different gesture, each original requiring a different graphic interpretation. On some there is a thin fine line drawn with India ink, or painted with a dynamic brush stroke (brush oscillation), while others may see more major changes. Commenting on the works of other painters is an inherent characteristic of Rudolf Fila’s painting style.