György Szabó, Munkácsy-prize winner sculptor is featuring Perceptions 3. -evolutio- with four artworks. I consider „The magician’s house” as starting point, because it’s forms and motives are maintained by the other exhibited works, „Tumbleweed”, „Sunkey”, and „Origin” too. „The magician’s house” gives a mythical experience of space and time. The buliding-like scpulture is build from irregular geometrical forms and constructive elements. It is not held together by physical disciples, but an inner, not wordly logic. Movement of the surface happens not just because of the technique, but also and mostly because of the shapes, hollows, various materiality here. This is also perceptible on „Tumbleweed”, on which the contructive forms are in constant motion, making for the sculpture’s inside, empty pole. This emptiness, hiatus is turned into sculptural space by György Szabó in the case of „Origin” The regular orb’s surface is covered with symbols in a repetitive rythm, which expands the artwork, as if the symbols were emanating from the centre’s empty space. Next to „Origin” stands an other piece of The „Magical orb” series, the luminary-like „Sunkey”. The motives on the raw, illuminating surface of the artwork are like a map to an imaginary galaxy. All these sculptures belong to the same magical universe, and György Szabó is the magician, who keeps every secret symbol and hidden space in motion.
written by: Zsófi Máté
To Art Salon\Társalgó Gallery is opening the new season with the group exhibition “Perceptions” is a tradition. This year the subject of the exhibition, which was processed by seven artists is silence. Imre Barna Balázs, Róbert Csáki, László Gyémánt, Mózes Incze, Iván Paulikovics, PAF and György Szabó all created their own variation of silence. The curators, Dr. Dóra Ocsovai and Dr. Katalin Kovács circled the question: what is the coherence between art and silence? The evident answer could be of course: painting and sculptures as objects are silent. Although in the domain of aesthetics none of the artworks are mute. But as the opening speech of Katalin Kovács highlighted, silence could be the effect, that artworks trigger. This is prevailing, as we are standing in front the arworks of the exhibition. For example the creatures on the portaits by Róbert Csáki, as they would like to say something, but they stay wordless, they fade into the peaceful background. Then PAF breaks the silence and peace of his pictures with his definite, craggy gestures. And these are just examples of the intellectual and technical variegation, which is united in the exhibition “Perception2…silence…..”
written by: Zsófi Máté
photo: Diana Rédai
The works of György Szabó sculptor…
„Cathedral” by György Szabó is a self-constitutive and self-supporting organism. The scuplture, made with lost-wax technique, has all of it’s components in connection, their dependence to eachother creates necessity, although we expect eventuality for the first sight. György Szabó’s construction’s salients -mainly in the case of the raising towers- enwreathe like they were joints, holding a body together. The erection of bronze dispenses with static, it is a living structure, in which all the portions effect the whole, establishing fragile balance. The partials of the buliding remind of a cathedral, but the artist reshapes these. What we see are only imprints of well-known architectural features. The „Cathedral” connotes sacrality, but only consits it’s vestige. This hiatus originates the incomprehensible glumness, which surrounds the scuplture by György Szabó.
Cathedral (180x22x20 cm, lost-wax bronze, iron, limestone, 2009)