Eszter Szabó

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  • Eszter Szabó, born in Hungary lives and works in Budapest. Her art explores two main areas: painting and video. Her 2D and 3D video-animations are based on her paintings which are water color on latex or oil on wood. She has her MA from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. She finished her post graduate studies at Le Fresnoy, in France. She took part in several workshops, study visits, in Salzburg Summer Acdemy with Shirin Neshat, Erasmus Scholarship in Le Mans (FR) in, and she also took part in residencies in Paris-Montrouge; trough JCE, and in Bielefeld with Artist Unlimited, (GER), New York, Brooklyn at Triangle Arts.She has had several solo exhibitions, for example in Taiss Galerie, Paris, in Videopsace Gallery, Budapest; in Jozsa Gallery in Bruxelles and in Artists Unlimited Gallery in Bielefeld. She is also taking part in numerous group shows and art fairs different countires. (I.e.: New York, Indianapolis, Barcelona, Berlin, London, Paris, Rome/, Brussels, Klaipeda, Bratislava, Salzburg, Eisenstadt, Östersund) Her works are mostly small paintings and video animations that explore different aspects of everyday situations. She researches manifestations and the origins of public opinion. Vulnerability, inertia, weariness, unconcern is a general theme that returns in her work within different contexts. She deals with gestures that everyone does the same way. Her approach is to observe and wonder at ordinary details that are so familiar that they become invisible. In her work she often invents fictive characters by mixing properties of real individuals, purifying them until she reaches the ‘essence’ of what she is after. She seeks inspiration from the streets, by taking photos, recording videos, sounds and from daily news. Her works are a combination of short animation loops, small sized drawings, aquarelles, oil paintings and photos. She also creates modified found objects or images to place them in a new context. (ie.:pages of a geometry book, a detail of a classical painting, a printed calendar or printed photos).


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