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Bert Green Fine Art

Robert Horvath
White Gold
July 8 - August 19 2017

Robert Horvath is originally from Slovakia in Eastern Europe, and is currently Associate Professor of Painting at Herron School of Art + Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has in recent years developed a fascination with the complex nature of Rococo porcelain. His work for this show is a series of paintings and digital compositions that incorporate homoerotic imagery into the Rococo style, transforming it into a contemporary idiom. Fusing technical virtuosity with “NSFW” (Not Safe for Work), these artworks advance a dialogue that breaks free of historical strictures.

The visual style of this current body of work expands on what Horvath has been doing over the past 20 years. Originally a portraitist of club kids and club fashion, Horvath captures figures of gay porn in throes of ecstasy. He places the miniaturized “actors” into the porcelain ornament, which is not unlike his exploration into organic forms and light on which his last decade of work was based. Morphing all his interests has led to this precisely controlled and filigreed still life with figures, upon a background of set pattern with abstract elements. Over the top, glossy and self-absorbed, his work has gone back from whence it came, as the club kids and the porn stars are not unlike the dandies and elegant ladies of the Rococo.

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Horvath’s work is made possible by support from the Indiana Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI) and Indiana University's New Frontiers Creativity and Scholarship Grant.

GoldRoom

Gold Room
Oil on Linen
55 x 55"
2017
$8,000


PetitSalon

Petit Salon
Oil on Linen
55 x 55"
2017
SOLD


SmallTreasury

Small Treasury
Oil on Linen
47.5 x 65"
2017
$8,000


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Hero Resting
Archival Digital Pigment Print
2017
Edition of 5 at 35 x 25” $900
Edition of 3 at 45 x 35” $1,900
Edition of 2 at 60 x 40” $2,900


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Proposition
Archival Digital Pigment Print
2017
Edition of 5 at 35 x 25” $900
Edition of 3 at 45 x 35” $1,900
Edition of 2 at 60 x 40” $2,900


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Muster of Peacocks
Archival Digital Pigment Print
2017
Edition of 5 at 35 x 25” $900
Edition of 3 at 45 x 35” $1,900
Edition of 2 at 60 x 40” $2,900


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Hunting Scene
Archival Digital Pigment Print
2017
Edition of 5 at 35 x 25” $900
Edition of 3 at 45 x 35” $1,900
Edition of 2 at 60 x 40” $2,900


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Tureen (Catch of the Day Service)
Archival Digital Pigment Print
2017
Edition of 5 at 35 x 25” $900
Edition of 3 at 45 x 35” $1,900
Edition of 2 at 60 x 40” $2,900