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Ludwig Museum in Budapest opens exhibition of works by Susan Swartz
Susan Swartz: N.Z. Reflections 2, 20 × 20 cm © Courtesy of Susan Swartz Studio.

BUDAPEST.- The spirituality of nature and painting as a contemplative process are the key themes addressed by the American artist Susan Swartz. To appreciate the meditative aura of her paintings, a different mode of seeing is required, since her work, instead of articulating clearly defined themes, rather interrogates the categories of beauty and aesthetics from her own deeply personal perspective. Swartz‘s paintings are the expression of the creative aspirations of an artist who challenges us to reflect fundamentally upon the dimensions and structures of our very existence.

Following the resounding success of the Susan Swartz exhibition in the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, the show is now relocating to its partner museum in Budapest—thus upholding a longstanding tradition within the network of Ludwig museums of hosting exhibitions in institutions of comparable profile. Curated by Prof. Dieter Ronte, this series of Susan Swartz exhibitions also chronicles the artist's development. Her recent exhibition activity in Europe has inspired her to fashion thoroughly new, relief-like paintings now on view in Budapest for the first time.

Applying layer upon layer of paint onto the large-format canvases in abstract gestures, Swartz succeeds in capturing the beauty of the natural world in her work. As Dieter Ronte observes, her paintings “bear witness to the artist's personal introversion, her journey of self-discovery.” The artist is now inviting us to abandon ourselves to this maelstrom of emotions as we follow her meditative sequence of paintings through the exhibition.

Susan Swartz perceives herself both as an artist and an activist. She participates in environmental campaigns against water and air pollution, and also supports and produces documentary films for Impact Partners, the Oscar-winning film funding and promotion company, which she is a co-founding member of.

Professor Dieter Ronte was Director of the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (mumok) in Vienna from 1979 to 1989, before being appointed as Director of the Sprengel Museum in Hanover. From 1994 to 2008, he served as Director of the Kunstmuseum Bonn. Hailed as a pioneer in his field, he staged exhibitions of Pop Art and photorealism in Hungary during the Iron Curtain era, wielding an enduring influence on local artists at the time. Today, Dieter Ronte works as a free-lance art historian, curator, and lecturer.

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