The Hungarian Workshop Gallery
Budapest | Hungary
The Hungarian Workshop Gallery organizes the Spot exhibition.
The artists presented at the spot explain their relationship to the built environment through paintings.
Notoriously keeping life-work-balance is a piece of art. Especially in and through art the impossibility of demarcation between private and public life, leisure and work is manifesting and artists are often used as a role model for the labour market. Her paintings tinker with the ambivalence of seeking leisure and simultaneous tempting exertion in the process of creating. Questions of conditions for artistic work, limits and enmeshment of leisure and working time, retreat and exhibition are asked in and through painting. Fields and lines, a set of rules, the ability of an object to convert into something else are means of negotiation.
The common feature of his series is reduction and minimalism, which appears in colors, composition and visuals at the same time. This kind of reduction also involves some distance, resignation in a relation of the urban appearance displayed. In this series, he turns to the local phenomenon of post-socialist visual culture from a global viewpoint. In his works, he uses custom made materials, like plywood objects and textile elements with organic surfaces of natural substrates. The main visual is based on the handmade artificial world and the interplay between nature and built elements. This is accompanied by the duality of digital and analogue technical solutions within his art. In the series he wants to experiment with relations between rough urban elements and nature. He also experimented how he could change the weight and form of different urban materials with the usage of natural elements, so he could give new feelings about the inhuman and brutal materials like concrete.
For Kristóf Szabó (KristofLab) analytical observation is also an image creating method. His works are based on photographs or videos that function as a certain memory bank, but they are reconsidered, transformed from time to time, and compressed into a specific, sometimes utopian-like concept. The works interpreted through the observer environment represent an aesthetic line in which the different stacking layers change the original meaning of the starting point. Carrier surfaces and materials for which digital imperfections, reflections, light, and sound are stacked, create works that sometimes go beyond genre boundaries.
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