Abstract Realism Realist Abstract Joint exhibition of Kálmán Gasztonyi and Györgyi Bors

Hansági Museum – Cselley – house, May 18 – June 25. 2023.


On May 18. 2023, the joint exhibition of the artist duo Kálmán Gasztonyi and Györgyi Bors will open in the Hansági Museum of Mosonmagyaróvár. The event, which lists twelve paintings, will not present new connections, but the depths of an internationally recognized artist couple’s visual language.

Kálmán Gasztonyi (Budapest, 1964–) began his studies at the age of 15, and his first teacher was the painter János Nagy, who was a student of the famous Hungarian artist István Szőnyi. Later, he became a student of Tibor Wessely in the free-spirited workshop of the ARTEX Foreign Trade Company, which he considers one of the most defining episodes of his professional development. Despite his non-institutional status – or precisely because of it! – he got to know the painting technique of the classical masters. He is an exhibiting artist since 1992. Despite the fact that his early artworks appeared in the international art trade, more than a hundred of his works were owned by private and public collectors in Germany. Among others, his portrait about the former president of the International Kayak-Canoe Association, Sergio Orsi, can be found in Florence, the Deák square Evangelical Museum in Budapest owns his painting about the theology professor Lajos Ordas, and four portrait about the Teleki family can be seen in the Teleki-Degenfeld Castle in Szirák. He formulated his Ars poetica as followed: “The value of an art work is given by its uniqueness and technically perfect execution.”

Györgyi Bors (Tapolca, 1977–) were studied graphic arts for several years in Budapest at the Vasutas Zene- és Képzőműveszeti Iskola (Railway School of Fine Arts and Music of Budapest) by the painter and sculptor György Benedek. At the same time, Kálmán Gasztonyi was her mentor, from whom she learned the various techniques of oil painting. Her works of art are born as a result of self-reflection, they are highly personal, and they derive their authenticity from the individual and from the individual's suitable way of expression. They contain the loss and rootlessness experienced by the artist, as well as the healing and transforming creative process within the emotionally fueled elaboration of the creative program of universal self-reflection. She began to condense everything she thought and experienced about herself, the world, and the relationship between herself and the world into the form and sign system of constructivism, lyrical and geometric abstraction in the broad sense. Her artworks were shown in domestic and international tenders and exhibitions (e.g.: Hungary, Italy, England, China, USA, Spain)


Curator of the exhibition: Bálint Juhász



Kálmán Gasztonyi: The painter presents the model of Jesus to the photographer2017,

80×80 cm, oil on canvas

Kálmán Gasztonyi: The paradox of life, cm 70×140, oil in canvas


Györgyi Bors: Ad infinitum, 2022, cm 80×80, oil on canvas


Györgyi Bors: Hommage to Imre Bak, 2023, cm 110×80, oil on canvas


Györgyi Bors: Önuralom, 2022, cm 90×100, oil on canvas


Györgyi Bors: Pandora's box, 2021, cm 60×70, oil on canvas, Chianciano Biennale 2022


Györgyi Bors: The Last Judgement, 2021, cm 50×70, oil on canvas,

Nemzetközi festészeti verseny-Platina díj, Arizona


Györgyi Bors: Everyone has a place in the world, 2020, cm 100×70, oil on canvas


Kálmán Gasztonyi: Hommage á Vermeer; Girl with water jug, 2022, cm 80×60, oil on canvas


Kálmán Gasztonyi: Abuse, 2020, cm 100×60, mixed media, International Art Competition Hong Kong 2020. III. prize


Kálmán Gasztonyi: Doubting Thomas, 2020, cm 70×70, oil on canvas


Kálmán Gasztonyi: A snoozing hall guard in a Gerhard Richter exhibition, 2021, cm 100×120, acrylic, oil on canvas