- Monday, 25 November 2013 22:29
For the 3rd edition of the Art Market in Budapest, four artists will be presented at the booth of Inventio Arts: Botond Keresztesi, Gábor Kristóf, Adrián Kupcsik and Csongor G. Szigeti. You are welcome to visit us in Hall-D, booth P110!
The works of Botond Keresztesi are connected to the medium and toolbar of painting firstly. It can be tagged as a traditional board painting. Mostly he uses photos as a starting point, which is often found ont he internet about daily objects, and with the mix of photos maked by himself. Usually banal, well known, industrial motives transformated into sacral meaning in one picture. The plain and the space or real and unreal confronting like a collage. He interested in the contrast of 2 dimensional surface and 3 dimensional object. The works inspired by the early hungarian avantgard painting (Sándor Bortnyik, Lajos Kassák), the analytic cubism or the material culture of the 80’s and some commercial from the same age. He also like the symbolic of dutch painting and the readability of fit.
In focus of his praxis is the notion of image and questions of visual representation. Works in a wider context of painting that concerns time based processes like video, printing and installation as well.
“My work is based on mediated pictures and networks of images. Channelling between already socialized forms (historical iconography) and today’s visual culture defines the interface where status and the possible roles of images, mechanisms of visual representation can be critically approached.
Incorporating references to clichés, topoi and repetition, emphasizing on reproduction of history, images and ideas.”
A well-known form of falsification of history is retouching photographic documents. Where an undesirable person disappear from the picture , where a large crowd formed in front of a great leader . The retouche artist always trying to do an invisible work , but a lot of original image to be found, which allows the comparison . Today, so it is. But thanks to the modern communication channels, the present time informations, we can orient from many directions at the moment of publication. We can experience contradiction between communication and reality.
I work on providing an aesthetic framework for this officially non-existent genre, and also to point out that how this propaganda technique appears strong again eerily similar back in the '50s '70s in today's Hungary .
I developed (or further developed) a visual language of drawing and painting for this phenomenon, which emphasizes the peculiar aesthetics of manipulation and also highlights the phenomenon of content anomalies. The political communication other counterfeiting technique is the communication of success, when the public (means governmental) media reports about the government performance contradicts the everyday experience . On my paintings appear more image plane into each other , the figure of power (dark suit silhouette and tie , typical speech accompanying hand positions ) and run-down , abandoned interieurs .
My pictures are not about a certain government communications performance, more about general phenomenon , but the references , media materials, and inspiration (if possible at all to use this term with a negative sign ) arena in today's Hungary
Csongor G. Szigeti
„In his diversified work one can find conceptual art, objects, kinetic sculptures, site specific, public artworks, installations, videos. His visual language is mainly inspired by the technical media, scientific discoveries, high tech, low tech, objects from the history of technological evolution and the phenomena of nature. In his art he is preoccupied with the ideas of vision, motion, action, interaction.”
His artworks generally portray a deep suggestion. He is experimentally and critically interested in the transcendence and the institutional religions. He repeatedly performs iconographic symbols in the surroundings of the 21st century’s people, which refer to the traditions and the situations or problems of the contemporary society at the same time.
From another aspect the artworks encourage us a deep introspection by investigation the deforming and moving image of ourselves in the mirror.
November 28 - December 1, 2013
Open: Thursday- Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday: 11. am - 10 pm
Millenáris, 1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus St 16-20, Budapest
Millenaris is located in the 2th District of Budapest, Hungary, in the area surrounded by Lövőház utca, Fény utca, Kis Rókus utca and Marczibányi tér.
It is just a few hundred meters away from the center of Buda (Western side of Budapest) at Széll Kálmán tér (earlier known as Moszkva tér).
Széll Kálmán (earlier Moszkva) tér:
by tram: 4, 6, 18, 59, 61;
by bus: 5, 16, 22, 28, 102, 128, 149, 155, 156
subway: 2 (red)
by tram: 4, 6;
long distance bus