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Lamelos + Stark

Exhibition date: 
4 Aprill 2011- 2 May 2011.

Lamelos + Stark

The 7th Hungarian Comic Festival introduces the Dutch Comic Strip-peers  exhibition series.

Lamelos, a group of comic artists was founded in 1997 by Aleks Deurloo, Jeroen Funke, Boris Peeters and Sam Peeters. The members of the group met at the Kampen Art Academy and gained popularity at ceremonies, festivals and parties, where they appeared in  apple and robot costumes and performed medieval miracle plays or scenes from Star Wars.
In addition, they draw comic  strips. They were the  ones who created Kaasheld & Poephoofd (Cheesehero & Poophead), the greatest Dutch duo since the illustrious Tom Poes and Ollie B. Bommel. Altogether four pieces were published from the series, the last one – HELP! – without any text (of course, not counting the word ”help”). Their work belongs to the  top class Dutch comic  strips: it is absurd, free, cheerful and colourful.
In Budapest, exhibiting at kArton Gallery, their aim is  to present the whole spectrum of their  skills and techniques through drawings, paintings, prints and embroidery. Formerly, audiences in Austria and Spain became acquainted with their art abundant with imaginary animals and robots.

www.lamelos.nl, http://nl-hu.blogspot.com

Attila Stark, graphic designer, painter and street-art activist has had numerous exhibitions in Hungary and all over the world. According to him, he ´paints from an inner urge, he loves monkeys, grimaces and movements, every kind of flesh, air and crowdedness, and the reverse of everything´.
His visual world is defined by the city life, the symbols of subculture and the figures created by him. The intertwining of expressive gestures and graphic elements form his pictures, which, completed with Hungarian and foreign language comments and notes, become funny, ironic and self-reflective works. 
He designs posters for Roham bar, festivals and bands. He is the creator of Kulo City, which is the imprint of the turn of the century Budapest, with all its parties, exhilaration and letargy. It exists in book and film version, too.
In this exhibition, in cooperation  with the Netherlandish Lamelos group, a selection of his graphic works is presented.


In association with the exhibition, the Comic Fan’s Club (Képregény Kedvelők Klubja) will take place on 21 April, from 6 p.m., when the public  can meet Attila Stark in person. 
You can be follow the exhibition online, at kArton Gallery’s Facebook profile, and the blog site of the Lamelos collective (http://nl-hu.blogspot.com ).

The other events of the Dutch Comic Strip-peers: 
The exhibition of Marcel Ruijters in Kossuth Klub (1088 Budapest, Múzeum u. 7. (http://www.kossuth-klub.hu) ) from April 20 - May 4.  Opening:  20 April, 7 p.m.
Striptip exhibition in Loffice  (1061 Budapest, Paulay Ede u.55. (http://www.loffice.hu) ) The date is April 29 - May 20 and the opening is on 29 April 7 p.m.
The third exhibition is TYPEX in Roham (1061 Budapest, Vas u. 16. (http://www.roham.hu) ) from April 20 - May 7 with an opening on 20 April, 9 p.m. 

The 7th Hungarian Comic Festival festival takes place in Durer-kert (1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 19-21. http://durerkert.com ) on Saturday 30 April, from 10 a.m.

Stark Attila
Stark Attila