WAM DESIGN 2008
In the end of February, 2008, I had an EXHIBITION with DR IMRE CSERNUS at WAM DESIGN.
The exhibition was based on his book titled "THE WOMAN" ("A NŐ"),
featuring additional relevant paintings of mine.
The concise, iconic quotes of Dr Csernus written on banners resembling long columns were harmonizing with my paintings. Words and images worked together.
We were both telling stories, each using a different language and form,
sometimes speaking of the same thing, at times of ourselves, at times of others.
In November 2007, DR IMRE CSERNUS'S BOOK "THE WOMAN" ("A NŐ") has been published by Jaffa publishing house. This was the first time my paintings appeared publically.
I have designed further book covers for Dr Cernus's book's titled "THE MAN" ("A FÉRFI") and "THE FACES OF PAIN" ("A FÁJDALOM ARCAI").
PURITY / €1199 /Peter Nador, 2011, 150 x 100, oil, canvas
Nivea, Dove, Palmolive, Baba, Fa, Axe… What’s all that is needed for us to be clean? Clean therefore anti-bacterial? As an extra the added pampering and care? Let’s make it clear, our souls do not foam… do not hesitate, clear up!
MOMENT / SOLD /Peter Nador, 2011, 150 x 100, oil, canvas
Would we behave differently if we knew that the next day will be a tough one with plenty to do or perhaps we knew that we have to put in extra hours at work? Would we do things differently if we knew beforehand that the post office will be closed for the day or our friends are organizing us a surprise party somewhere? Maybe we run into a long lost friend in the street? Would we change anything if we knew that our partner will not make it home that day
BETWEEN US / €989 /Peter Nador, 2011, 120 x 100, oil, canvas
We are taking a walk. We are looking out through ourselves while looking for ourselves. We just adore the feeling of recognizing things we have in common, realizing how same we all are. While endowing ourselves we bestow the self-image of others. In the end everyone becomes very much their self… but ultimately whoever is one’s own?
ALIEN / €949 /Peter Nador, 2011, 80 x 100, oil, canvas
Some are moving on skateboards, even jumping with it! But if they always bounce off of Earth then why come here? And one more thing, did anybody notice the shape of the pyramids resembling that of ramps?
ABOVE / SOLD /Peter Nador, 2011, 150 x 100, oil, canvas
I keep thinking about how temporary it is to be on top. Everyone gives it a different meaning, everyone has their own struggles and everyone else calls it differently and lives through it in a different way. Everyone starts out from different points and arrives at different destinations. Sometimes the journey itself is more important than the destination. One can indeed be down whilst on the top and vice versa…
TOGETHER / SOLD /Peter Nador, 2011, 120 x 100, oil, canvas
Some time ago at a dear friend of mine I’ve noticed that every time a spouse returns home at the end of the day, everyone will go out to greet and hug the person. Parents, brothers and sisters… a genuine, warm hug. Embracing someone means to let him in close to show unity openness and love. One cannot embrace mundanely. Drama or cathartic experience, a movie or a play, literature, art or just simply our own lobby, we feel and unity felt.
EGO / €989 /Peter Nador, 2011, 70 x 100, oil, canvas
My life’s going great, I love my surroundings, I love myself. What’s even more, people love me! I have great skills, I am certainly not your average Joe! Genetics surely has something to do with it but I am diligent too… simply just talented. A lot of people look up to me but I’ve learnt to handle it. It is a good thing that I am close to myself… It feels good to hug myself but… … But what?
AFER PARTY / €899 /Peter Nador, 2011, 100 x 70, oil, canvas
It’s huge! Don’t let it ever come to an end! You cannot stop this… we barely got started!
This painting -though only just finished- I started to work on back in 2003. It started off as my first oil painting, then it was packed away for years… Now that I finished it, I’m starting to get the hang of it!
FIRST STEP / €899 /Peter Nador, 2010, 120 x 100, oil, canvas
On any course we set out, the first step is inevitable. That first step of departure, the first impression. Should we do it? Should we not? Plenty arguments on both sides. Time passes by while we just going round in circles and not taking that first step is a step taken already.
PINK / €749 /Peter Nador, 2011, 70 x 100, oil, canvas
Economy, environmental protection, state, soul, media, relationships, work, opinion, masses, organisation, operation, finance, interest, empathy, education……………….and me.
RED EYE / €749 /Peter Nador, 2011, 80 x 100, oil, canvas
What’s your profile picture like? Beach, skyscrapers on it? Pantry door on it? Granny’s slippers in the corner of it by accident? Your ex-partner cut out on it? Power plugs in the background? Dogs, cats, children with chocolate mouth instead of yourself? Leaving for a party, balancing on high heels or posing for the perfect party picture? Hugging your best friend? ...What’s your profile picture tell us?
NATURALLY / €949 /Peter Nador, 2010, 120 x 100, oil, canvas
It is only natural that we live free, to do what we want to. After all it is our choice. Our world is almost limitless, we are accustomed to it. It’s up to us how far we decide to go. At times we set ourselves limits, boundaries to protect, to identify and to dictate. Naturally, we only do this to reach our goals. Naturally, it is becoming more and more difficult …