Balázs CSIZIK (1987)
I obtained my master’s degree in Visual Communication (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) where I'm a lecturer now in the same field.
I wanted to combine the visual language of photography with other fine art forms, using different skillsets. My artistic vision is inspired by modern experimental architecture and art forms like suprematism and constructivism.
My artworks are also inspired by nature, searching for the relation between urban and natural landscapes. My series, entitled “Waste Suprematism” is based on feeling guilty about finding beauty in colorful plastic pieces, despite of they are garbage and also represent one of the biggest challenge to solve for humanity: to reduce the pollution of the Oceans. We can find the aesthetics of these elements in arranged compositions and also can think about that we should raise awareness of this problem. From 2018 I’m represented by BROWNIE Contemporary Art Photography Gallery (Shanghai - China) worldwide.
The common feature of my series is reduction, minimalism, which appears in colors, composition and visuals at the same timeboth. This kind of reductivity also involves some distance, resignation in relation of the urban appearance displayed. In this series, I turns to the local phenomenon of post-socialist visual culture from a global viewpoint. In my works I use custom made materials, like plywood objects and textile elements with organic surfaces of natural substrates. The main visual is based on the handmade artificial world and the interplay between nature and built elements. This is accompanied by the duality of digital and analogue technical solutions within his art. In the series I want to experiment the relations between rough urban elements and nature - I also experimented how he can change the weight and form of the different kind of urban materials with the use of natural elements to give new feelings about the inhuman and brutal materials like concrete.
2017 - Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Centre – Photostreet, Budapest (HU)
2018 - BROWNIE Contemporary Art Photography Gallery,
2018 - Shanghai Photo Fair, Shanghai (CN)
2018 - Art Market Budapest, Budapest (HU)2018 - Wenzhou Gallery Store, Wenzhou (CN)
2018 - aTELIERS PRO ARTS Gallery, auction, Budapest (HU)
2018 - EDGE Communications, with Anikó ROBITZ, Budapest (HU)
2019 - BROWNIE Contemporary Art Photography Gallery, Beijing Gallery opening (CN)
2019 - Design Shanghai, BROWNIE, curated joint exhibition (CN)
2019 - Brody Studios / Dobossy Auction, Budapest (HU)
2019 - Das Rund, Vienna (apr. 4) (AT)
2019 - The Palace of Arts, BAUHAUS Contemporary, curated joint exhibition (HU)
2019 - Art Capital, Ferenczy Museum / Ámos Imre & Anna Margit Museum, Paradise City, Szentendre, curated joint exhibition (HU)
2019 - Festival Mundi, Sannicandro di Bari,
curated joint exhibition (ITA)
2019 - FRAME Art Fair, BAUHAIS Contemporary,
curated joint exhibition (SUI)
2019 - MMG, Magyar Muhely Gallery, curated joint exhibition (HU)
2019 - MODEM, “A panelség etimológiája”, Debrecen
curated joint exhibition (HU)
Main press releases: Zupagrafika - The Eastern Blocks book, Octogon Magazine, Mozgó Világ Magazine, Ignant, Fubiz, The Calvert Journal, Paperjournal, Photogrist, Phototrend, Aint-Bad Magazine, Gessato, Journal du design, National Geographic, Fidelio, Artnews,
Awards: HM, by IPA 2018 in abstract/ fine art category and in ND Awards 2018