lunedì 10 dicembre 2012

István Orosz, the master of illusion





“There are things I can imagine and I can draw. There are things I can imagine but I cannot draw. But, could I draw something that I cannot imagine? That interests me greatly." István Orosz (born 1951 in Kecskemét, Hungary) used this sentence to describe his art works and it fills the bill. He is a Hungarian painter, printmaker, graphic designer and animated film director but is perhaps best known for his renewal of the technique of anamorphosis. Anamorphosis is an art of distorted projection or perspective requiring the viewer to use special devices or occupy a specific vantage point to reconstitute the image.
István Orosz posters are exhibited until the 20 January 2013 in two places contemporaneously: at the Múzeumház (address: Győr, Bécsi kapu tér 4.) and at Municipal Museum of Art, Esterházy-palace (address: Győr, Király u. 17.) in a common exhibition with Dóra Keresztes. Maybe it’s worth to come round also because Orosz works  has been compared to works by M. C. Escher.
István Orosz was known as poster designer in the first part of his career. He made mainly cultural posters for theatres, movies, galleries, museums and publishing houses. At the time of the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe he drew some political posters too. His "Tovarishi Adieu" (also used with text "Tovarishi Koniec" – that means Comrades it is over) appeared in many countries and it was known as symbolic image of changes in the area.



Sources: www.amusingplanet.com; http://utisz.blogspot.it/

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