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To Dream, to Collect


Attila Szűcs

1967 Hungary

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Since the early 90’s he has been making traditional oil-canvas paintings. As a starting point, he often uses media images, newspaper cut-outs, postcards, film-stills. When painting, he concentrates on such high density moments, when our everyday experiences and viewing practices become obsolete while decoding. He creates empty spaces around the objects of thoughts and figures without defining them in a preconceived notion. It is the distance and the concentrated attention on absence that rules his relationship with painting. What he is most interested in is the search of interpretation of knowing and not-knowing, the way they are able to extinguish one another. He collects inspiration from the rubbish of collective memory, which he then re-interprets through the reality of painting. He attempts to dissolve the already defined and often false structures, and introduce new types of looking in a peculiar formal and compositional levitation, where the paintings’ vacuum-like state partially originates in the loneliness of represented elements, and partially from the transformation of metaphysical into universal. Born in Miskolc, Hungary in 1967. Lives and works in Budapest.

2015 Federico Luger (FL GALLERY), Upcoming March 2016.

2014 Still Light, Kieselbach Gallery, Budapest

2013 Still Light, Kepes György Institute, Eger

2012 Planking, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest New Paintings, /with Alexander Tinei/, Galerie Hussenot, Paris

2011 Close to Eclipse, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Cologne

2010 The Hidden and the Revered, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York

2009 A place to die, Irokéz Gallery, Szombathely

2008 Something about light, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Cologne

2007 Bubble Memory, WAX, Budapest

2006 Buster Keaton, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Köln

2005 Dead Souls, acb Gallery, Budapest

2004 New Pictures, Tylers Museum, Haarlem

2003 New Pictures, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

Works by Attila Szűcs

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