About the artist
Ferenc Gögös (1936 Budapest – 2011 Oosterbeek) emigrated from Budapest to the Netherlands in 1957, because he wasn’t able to live in freedom in his homeland Hungary. He attended the Academy of Arts in Arnhem, studying painting and graphic arts. He was especially interested in signs and symbols. Gögös drew and painted signs and messages in which the image replaced language. These images are identifiable and simple: a deer, a man, a woman, a tree or a bird. Arrows, zigzag lines, angle bars and straight lines connect them. Gögos symbols demonstrate affinity with primitive arts, which gives them an universal character. Ferenc Gögös frequently exhibited in the Netherlands and abroad, among others in Arnhem, Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Ghent, Budapest, Kyoto, South-Korea, California and Ohio (U.S.A.) and at the art fair in Basle.