The composition titled ‘Nemesis’ tells the story of a reckoning, enacting destiny through the legend of Job. The dramatic aesthetics of the harmonious image stems from the resolution of disharmonies within the smaller details. The disordered mass spreading out throughout the surface carries a double symbol: for one, it forms a temptatious Devil, but it also displays a Job, who lost everything and only left with his course of sorrowful fate. The shining golden mass falling from above projects the force embodied within the Eternal benevolence. In the center left of the painting a piercing glance of an eye is portrayed: Satan puts Job to test with the consent of God. The pulsing stream of red is the blood of Job, shouting for divine justice.
With ‘The Seventh Day’, Tamás Náray utilizes his vast array of shape-crafting to define perfection in its brightest glow. The light ring beaming in gold stands as an ancient symbol of perpetual motion. The opalesque strings falling gently through the center depict the spoken holy words that blessed the seventh day. The lit-up disc also embodies the Sun, emerging from the blue skies. In the emergence of the shapes put to motion, the harmony of continuity is being resembled, and the colors gently breathed together enchant the canvas, on which day and night converse. On the sides, the audience is being captivated by an infinite blueness, while within the golden ring, a certain fog-like surface evolves, a surface that keeps the viewer in an ethereal levitation despite the sensible velocity of the entire construct.
MM The Seventh Day - 140x140 cm
‘The Beginning of Time’ is being lit up by a four-armed star shape, glowing white, which displays the symbol of the Creator Spiritus, that is, the Creating Spirit. Through this rhapsody of light allowing a glimpse of the beginning of time, we can discover the dualistic nature of genesis. For one, we can experience a frozen snapshot of the Big Bang, but we can also see an abstraction of the symmetrically expanding universe, the eternal laws of time and its reign over everything. The flashes of light gently falling from the center bestow the painting with spiritual energy.
MM The Beginning of Time - 120x120 cm
The abstraction called ‘The Story of Forever’ tells the emotional tale of King David’s spiritual journey. The bright lights glowing at the bottom describe the fortunes of being blessed. As we move further above, a darker mix of colors appear, symbolising King David’s transgression. The king of Israel carries an enormous sin for committing adultery with Bathsheba, then ordering the execution of her husband to cover up the crime. His destructive inner scuffle is brought to the canvas with circulating black and blood red shapes. The self-blame and shame is remedied by the parable of the prophet Nathan: the king bows before God in confession of his crimes. The opalesque color streams of his tormented soul dissolve in the fresh sea of forgiveness: God is just, not only at times of punishment, but also at times of mercy. The turquoise shining of absolution brings redemption and the conversion of King David. The symbol of the Almighty’s indulgence, that is, the birth of Solomon, is the sequel of ‘The Story of Forever’.
MM The Story of Forever - 140x120 cm
A mythical realm unfolds in front of our eyes in the painting ‘Garden of Eden’. In the bottom of the picture, the paradise-like images of the beginning of time look back at us as textures, floating in light. As we look further up, on the sides we can marvel at the multifarious treasures of an enhanced garden. However, scattered dark tones intend to work against the joyous playfulness of these intense colors and are combined in the center with a crimson turmoil ready to erupt. Sin is born... And the divine sentence follows: expulsion.
MM Garden of Eden - 140x120 cm
This artwork titled ‘...And God Blessed the Earth’, with its dynamic color palette, is a revelation conceived in a special mood. The intertwining sparkle of colors blasting out of the darkness - colors that contain all the tones, leading with an emphasised crimson - compose a perfect unity, symbolising the entirety of the seven days of creation. The kind of wholeness that encompasses all the colors just like it encompasses all of reality. The golden figure shining through the wealth of vertical lines echoes sacred words across the frame.
MM ...And God Blessed the Earth - 120x120 cm
The essence of the artwork ‘The Genesis’ is derived from the unity of the shapes dissolving in motion. The downward strokes turn to pink in a dignified glide and with their calm and lengthwise motion they demonstrate the spirit of creation. At the bottom of the frame the apparition showcasing sparking, fiery energies tells the story of how the universe was born. The blue, billowing clouds in the depths of the frame symbolise a penetrative cosmic energy; the moment when the spirit of God was levitating above the waters.
MM The Genesis - 160x100 cm