Hungarian painter, Judit Reigl (born in 1923) studies at the Academy of Arts in Budapest. In 1950, she escapes from her country and settles down in France. In Paris, she meets the surrealists. Her series of the Guano for example arises from a creation process which comes in the ” objective fate “, from André Breton. Her work is composed of several periods, among others Outburst (1955-1958), Guano (1958-1959), Mass Writing (1959-1965), Man (1966-1972) and Unfolding (1973-1980).
Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris
Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Tate Modern, London
Musée des beaux-arts de Budapest, Budapest
1st June – 19th August 2018
Having rounded out its prior collection of four Judit Reigl paintings with the purchase of a work from the New York, 11 September series and the donation of five earlier pictures by the Judit Reigl Endowment Fund, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris can now outline the major phases of a career closely associated with two of the 20th century’s most significant art movements: Surrealism and Abstraction.