Katalin Nádor, Untitled, 1970, felt tip pen on gelatin silver print, 13,1 x 17,9 cm, acb Gallery and the Estate of Katalin Nádor
acb Gallery presents the remarkable oeuvre of Katalin Nádor (1938-2018), yet unknown to the wider public. Working as a museum photographer of the Janus Pannonius Museum in Pécs for thirty years, Nádor developed an interest for the nature of light, its space- and form-creating power, and the way it can shape or transform surfaces and textures. Inspired by teacher and painter Ferenc Lantos who researched the common structures of art and nature through programmed geometrical reduction, she created an oeuvre that, in its forms and playfulness, stands close to the visual investigations of György Kepes and László Moholy-Nagy, as well as to the spirit of the Bauhaus movement, which is so deeply embedded in the cultural history of Pécs. Creating her own experimental and lyrical artistic world based on these experiences and her sensitive observation, she would focus her attention on universal abstraction, passages and hidden parallelisms among the abstract shapes and the rhythms they create.