Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present Hungarian artist Ilona Keserü’s first solo exhibition in London. Following her inclusion in our Frieze Masters presentation in October 2017, this exhibition includes drawings, objects and paintings from the 1960s to the early 1980s.
Keserü was born in 1933 in Pécs, Hungary and created a diverse body of work that has rarely been seen outside Eastern Europe. She is one of Hungary’s leading post-war abstract artists. Her career spans over seventy years and her work expresses power and strength in the face of political and cultural adversity. Pioneering a visual language that explores material, colour and the body, Keserü’s use of colour and recognisable soft forms draw comparison to Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois and Judy Chicago.