Mózes Incze

Mózes Incze was born in 1975 and graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2000. His master was Gábor Nagy.

Mózes Incze’s style balances on the frontier between realism and surrealism. Whereas the verisimilitude of his human forms is the sign of a realist, the positioning of his figures and his use of space belies a surrealist. The setting is unknown, but it may well be familiar; it is neutral, and yet it is full of meaning – viewers may get the feeling that they tread the no man’s land of human consciousness. Mózes Incze’s body of work is characterized by a delicately balanced narrative, displaying similar locations with similar figures cast into a large variety of situations. These may appear to be general questions as much as they could be reinterpretations of a Biblical scene, or the representation of our everyday problems in a sterile environment. The stories told by the pictures are never complete or closed. This also applies to the images themselves, i.e. literacy saturates the visual dimension as well. Mysterious windows and trap doors keep opening up new worlds within the painting. The frequent appearance of the picture-in-picture motif gradually implants the notion that perhaps our lives, our reality, are also scenes at which someone is looking through a window, just like we look at the world of Incze’s paintings.

Selected exhibitions:

2013 Ember-gép-kép, Várnegyed Gallery, Budapest

2012 Mítosz és modernitás, Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara (Italy)

2011 ArtSalon\TársalgóGallery

2003 Secco Gallery, Budapest

1998 Csongrád Gallery, Csongrád