Márton Váró


Márton Varó
Carrara marble, 2016
21 x 7 x 5 inches
Courtesy of the artist

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As he shows clearly in works such as this, Márton Váró reveres the sculpture of ancient Greece, paying homage to the classical tradition of carving folds in drapery while suggesting the sensuous forms of the body beneath. The piece also bears witness to his admiration for Michelangelo—the marble is from the same quarry Michelangelo used five hundred years ago—while the powerful sense of the block, and stone as a material, resonates with the modern masters Constantin Brancusi and Henry Moore. Váró was born and brought up in a part of Transylvania that was then Hungarian territory and is now part of Romania. He has lived in the United States since 1988, working in an outdoor studio on the edge of the University of California, Irvine. He often works on a grand scale, winning prestigious commissions for architectural sculptures all over the country.

Selected collections
Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples, Florida
Kyongnam Province Parliament, Korea
Congress Convention Center, Budapest, Hungary

Selected exhibitions
Solo exhibition, Consulate of the Republic of Hungary, New York
Solo exhibition, Galerie du Soleil, Naples, Florida
Group exhibition, West Week/Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles