Ferenc Ficzek

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1972, series of 36 enamelled steel plates, 30 x 30 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Scissors), 1977, silver gelatin print on Dokubrom paper, 45,5 x 33 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, not dated, acrylic, canvas, wood, 24,5 x 24,5 x 6,5 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Chair, bowl, grid) No. 1-3, 1973, series of 3 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 41,5 x 76,5 cm (framed). Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled I-III, 1976, series of 3 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 27 x 45,5 cm (framed). Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek_Door Opening, 1975, series of 10 silver gelatin prints on paper, 39 x 62,5 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1983, formed canvas, wood, 65 x 15 x 10 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Self-turning over, 1976, silver gelatin print on Dokubrom paper, 48 x 38 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Sphere), 1969-1970, ink, printing ink, spray on paper, 98 x 70 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1972, oil on fibreboard and formed canvas, 66 x 63 x 8,4 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, not dated, ink, paper collage, 31 x 45 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, ca. 1977, series of 6 sprayed ink on paper, 57,5 x 36 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider_04 thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Shadow projection, figure, grid) No. 1-4, 1975, series of 4 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 57,5 x 136 cm. Photo. Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (paper figure, boughs) No. 1-3, 1981, silver gelatin print, 3 prints, 17.8 x 23.8 cm each. Photo: Jan Hecl thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, (Chair hanging) No. 1-2, 1974, series of 2 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 52,5 x 71 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1968-69, sprayed ink on paper, collage, 70 x 100 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Shadowchange, ca. 1977, silver gelatin print, 16 prints, 13 x 18 cm each. Photo: Jan Hecl thumbnail
Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1972, series of 36 enamelled steel plates, 30 x 30 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1972, series of 36 enamelled steel plates, 30 x 30 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Scissors), 1977, silver gelatin print on Dokubrom paper, 45,5 x 33 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Scissors), 1977, silver gelatin print on Dokubrom paper, 45,5 x 33 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, not dated, acrylic, canvas, wood, 24,5 x 24,5 x 6,5 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, not dated, acrylic, canvas, wood, 24,5 x 24,5 x 6,5 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Chair, bowl, grid) No. 1-3, 1973, series of 3 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 41,5 x 76,5 cm (framed). Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Chair, bowl, grid) No. 1-3, 1973, series of 3 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 41,5 x 76,5 cm (framed). Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled I-III, 1976, series of 3 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 27 x 45,5 cm (framed). Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled I-III, 1976, series of 3 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 27 x 45,5 cm (framed). Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek_Door Opening, 1975, series of 10 silver gelatin prints on paper, 39 x 62,5 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek_Door Opening, 1975, series of 10 silver gelatin prints on paper, 39 x 62,5 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1983, formed canvas, wood, 65 x 15 x 10 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1983, formed canvas, wood, 65 x 15 x 10 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Self-turning over, 1976, silver gelatin print on Dokubrom paper, 48 x 38 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Self-turning over, 1976, silver gelatin print on Dokubrom paper, 48 x 38 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Sphere), 1969-1970, ink, printing ink, spray on paper, 98 x 70 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Sphere), 1969-1970, ink, printing ink, spray on paper, 98 x 70 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1972, oil on fibreboard and formed canvas, 66 x 63 x 8,4 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1972, oil on fibreboard and formed canvas, 66 x 63 x 8,4 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, not dated, ink, paper collage, 31 x 45 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, not dated, ink, paper collage, 31 x 45 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, ca. 1977, series of 6 sprayed ink on paper, 57,5 x 36 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider_04

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, ca. 1977, series of 6 sprayed ink on paper, 57,5 x 36 cm each. Photo: Marcus Schneider_04

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Shadow projection, figure, grid) No. 1-4, 1975, series of 4 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 57,5 x 136 cm. Photo. Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (Shadow projection, figure, grid) No. 1-4, 1975, series of 4 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 57,5 x 136 cm. Photo. Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (paper figure, boughs) No. 1-3, 1981, silver gelatin print, 3 prints, 17.8 x 23.8 cm each. Photo: Jan Hecl

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled (paper figure, boughs) No. 1-3, 1981, silver gelatin print, 3 prints, 17.8 x 23.8 cm each. Photo: Jan Hecl

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, (Chair hanging) No. 1-2, 1974, series of 2 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 52,5 x 71 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, (Chair hanging) No. 1-2, 1974, series of 2 silver gelatin prints on Dokubrom paper, 52,5 x 71 cm. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1968-69, sprayed ink on paper, collage, 70 x 100 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl

Ferenc Ficzek, Untitled, 1968-69, sprayed ink on paper, collage, 70 x 100 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl

Ferenc Ficzek, Shadowchange, ca. 1977, silver gelatin print, 16 prints, 13 x 18 cm each. Photo: Jan Hecl

Ferenc Ficzek, Shadowchange, ca. 1977, silver gelatin print, 16 prints, 13 x 18 cm each. Photo: Jan Hecl

Born in 1947 in Pécs, Hungary. Lived and worked in the city of Pécs before his death in 1987.

Ferenc Ficzek was member of the Hungarian artist group, Pécsi Műhely (Pécs Workshop) often referred to as the Hungarian Bauhaus for their following of the Bauhaus principles as well as many leading associates of the school, such as, Sándor Bortnyik, Marcel Breuer, Alfred Forbát and Victor Vasarely, either native to the city of Pécs or devoted to teaching the rich and comprehensive Bauhaus curriculum within Hungary.

Of Pécsi Műhely, Ficzek’s work could be considered the most poetic of the artist group. The multifaceted documentations of his experimentations are presented in the form of recorded performance, photography, photomontage, print making, painting and sculpture. The lyrical meanderings of Ficzek explore the interrelation of different dimensions, whether it be negative and positive, light and shadow, nature and human habitation, the tangible and the intangible, or the question of form, space and volume.

Selected solo exhibitions

2019
Exits Left Behind, Gregor Podnar, Berlin Germany.

2017
Carl Kostyál Gallery, London, UK.

2016
Scale Shift, acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2001
Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

1989
Concert and Exhibition Hall, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

1988
Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.

1978
Színház téri Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.

1977
Youth Center, Pécs (with Szíjártó Kálmán), Hungary.

Selected group exhibitions

2018
Bookmarks – Revisiting Hungarian Art of the 1960s and 1970s, The Vinyl Factory Soho, London, UK.

2017
Viewfinders – Hungarian Photography from the past half century 1967 – 2017, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest, Hungary.
The Way They See. An Overview of Hungarian Photography, National Museum, Warsaw, Poland.
Parallel Avant garde – Pécs Workshop 1968 – 1980, Szombathely Gallery, Szonbathely, Hungary.
Two way movement Focus: Hungary, viennacontemporary, Bécs, Austria.
With the Eyes of Others, Elisabeth Dee Gallery, New York, USA.
Parallel Avant garde – Pécs Workshop 1968 – 1980, m21 Gallery (Zsolnay negyed), Pécs, Hungary.
Parallel Avant garde – Pécs Workshop 1968 – 1980, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.

2016
Pécs Workshop 1968 –1980 Mama Said Knock You Out, Neue Kunstverein. Vienna, Austria.

2010
Kaleidoscope – Pécs, Balassi Institute, Brussels, Belgium.

2004
Pécs Workshop, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.

2003
Drawings, Közelítés Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.

2000
Pécs Workshop, City Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

1999
Pécs Workshop, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely, Hungary.

1983
Neun Künstler aus Südungarn, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.

1980
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Csók István Gallery, Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Workers’ Cultural Center, Paks, Hungary.
Pécs Workshop 1970-1980, Pécs Gallery, Pécs, Hungary.

1976
Sztuki Najnowszej Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Lengyelország, Poland.
Baranyaker Centre, Pécs, Hungary.

1975
Political posters / street exhibition, Pécs, Hungary.

1973
Exhibition of the Pécs Wokshop, Pécs, Hungary.
Young Artists’ Club, Budapest, Hungary.
Kápolnaműterem, Balatonboglár, Hungary.

1972
House of Science and Technic, Pécs, Hungary.
Chapel Exhibition, Balatonboglár, Hungary.

1971
Building enamel, Art Studio of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary.

1970
Exhibition of the Studio of Applied Arts, House of Technic, Pécs, Hungary.
Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc, Hungary.
BME Vásárhelyi College, Budapest, Hungary.

1969
Club of Young Artists, Budapest, Hungary.