ARTISTS

Konstantin Déry   *1976 Budapest (H). Lives & works in Berlin

available works

Skibsvrag
Skibsvrag (after Drachmann), 2017, oil on canvas, 75 x 90cm

Waldhang,2016
Waldhang, 2016, oil on canvas, 75x52cm

Morsche Kopfweide
Morsche Kopfweide, 2016, oil on canvas, 90x71cm

dery,ausgetrockneter-wald,2015
Trockener Wald, 2015, oil on canvas, 150x230cm

Konstantin Déry,Tote Eiche,2014,140x200cm,ooc
Tote Eiche, 2014, oil on canvas, 140x200cm

dery,Lichtflecke,2015,150x100cm,ooc
Konstantin Déry, Lichtflecke, 2015, oil on canvas, 150x100cm

baumstumpf-im-schatten
Baumstumpf im Schatten, 2015, oil on canvas, 80x100cm


works in private collections

dery,licht-und-moder
Licht und Moder, 2015, 100x70cm, oil on canvas
private collection, Bremen

Konstantin_Déry,Dämmerung,2012,ooc,150x110cm
Dämmerung, 2012, oil on canvas, 150×110cm
private collection, Denmark


konstantin déry,auenwald mit raureif,2011, 80x55cm,öl a.lw
Auenwald mit Raureif, 2011, oil on canvas, 80×55cm
private collection, Istanbul


Fragile branches, a forest floor thinly covered with snow, the gaze deflected by ingenious reflections of trees. In his forest paintings Konstantin Déry obstructs our orientation, much like nature itself, which will immediately overgrow any free space. Déry's landscapes very subtly symbolize a form of disorientation that unlocks a deep-seated passion for loosing oneself in a forest. His painterly approach delicately leads the gaze through layers of oil, whose colours, through their inner momentum, slowly unfold a self-perpetuating quality and mood. In view of a reality aggressively overlaid by technological progress, to the point of turning into a completely digitalised and increasingly believable parallel world, Déry's landscapes appear like blueprints of a lost Eden. For his environments, quite contrary to the reality presently surrounding us, let the eye slow down to a calm, almost forgotten pace, allowing it to play, dream, and loose itself in the patchy, impressionistic forest floor.

Uwe Goldenstein