• The Proposition is pleased to participate in the 7th edition of Salon Zürcher and present recent works by Balint Zsako.

    In his latest series, Zsako expands the scale of his works from an intimate 16×12″ to a substantial 30×22″. Continuing the technique of watercolor and ink on paper, the new format allows for increasingly complex narratives to unfold with space for many more characters to interact.  The vibrant colors and sensitivity to meticulous composition carry over from the artist’s smaller works, but are given a new freedom and intensity.  The complex open ended narratives distill and translate as many parts of contemporary art practice into the world of works on paper as possible, with references to performance art, land art, collage and geometric abstraction.

    In addition, selected small and medium-sized works from previously curated exhibitions will be available for viewing and purchase.

    Balint Zsako was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1979 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1988. Since graduating with a B.A in Fine Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, he has exhibited his photographs, collages, sculptures, paintings and drawings internationally. A travelling exhibition of his drawings was organized by the MoCCA in Toronto in 2008 and was accompanied by the artist’s first monograph. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
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    Between its two galleries, Studio Zürcher Paris/NY has hosted 6 mini art fairs, which have been major successes and garnered very positive media attention. Described by Hyperallergic Magazine as “an alternative and more intimate way to view emerging artists and galleries”, and by The New York Times as a “respite from [big art fair] chaos,” Salon Zürcher seeks to represent an emerging art world both inside and outside of New York City by providing an exciting and personable viewing experience.

    Accessible yet impressive, small but diverse, this year the Salon Zürcher Art Fair showcases seven galleries from across the United States and Canada. Salon Zürcher will be held at Zürcher Studio, located at 33 Bleecker Street, within walking distance from the Lower East Side lower art scene and the New Museum.

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