created: 10. 09. 2021 10:41 modified: 10. 09. 2021 10:53
The video from an exhibition of carvings by a prominent Romani carver and sculptor Ondrej Gadžor. The exhibition was held on 25.4.2014 as a memory of Ondrej Gadžor, who in 2013 died unexpectedly. Part of the works were lent by the Vojtech Löffler Museum in Košice.Ondrej Gadžor (9. 7. 1956 - 10/19/2013) - a native from Krásna nad Hornádom, he started carving when he was 24 years old. He works with different types of material - stone, even with horn or shells, but especially with wood. He developed a unique sculptural handwriting, influenced by the school of the academic sculptor Vojtech Löffler, in whose atelier he worked for eleven years. The subtle nature of small creation he managed to transfer into of monumental sized works made in sculptors' gatherings. His work is above the common works of non-professional sculptors. Abbreviations and abstraction reaches beyond normal folk art, and the final shape is somewhere between modern sculpture and African folk statues. His works' form is weightless, percepted as light and airy. His strengths are clean lines, he plays with wood and its structure, using them artfully in his works. Among the main themes stands a woman. He had several solo exhibitions, regularly attended sculpture open air events. He performed at several solo exhibitions at home and abroad. His works are exhibited, i. a., also in Los Angeles, or the Vatican and many are part of the collections of museums in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic (East Slovak Museum in Košice, SNM-Museum of Roma Culture in Slovakia in Martin, Vojtech Löffler Museum in Košice, Museum of Roma Culture in Brno).