Spectacle

People usually perceive the world through technical images. In the digital era, the manipulation of the image is easier than ever before. Our knowledge of the world is distorted by the technical images.

Year: 2015
Format: 90×135 cm giclée print, 3 mm dibond, box frame
Exhibitions: 2018 LoosenArt – Alteration, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

Spektákulum / Spectacle

Spektákulum / Spectacle

Spektákulum / Spectacle

ID

On their official website the Hungarian Police have released security camera images of wanted people. Although these images are for identification purposes, this is nearly impossible due to the low resolution of the cameras. This contradiction inspired the ID project, a series of portraits, cut out from the security camera video stills.

Year: 2013
Format: 80×80 cm giclée print, 3mm dibond, box frame
Exhibitions:
2017 everywhere you look | Young Hungarian Photographers, VILTIN Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Essl Art Award, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Art Market, Budapest, Hungary

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

ID

Photos0001

The ‘Photos0001’ series is an experiment. This series tries to answer the question: How often do I take good pictures by an imaging device? The title of the series and the title of each picture was given by the mobilephone itself, because this research requires the rigid simplicity of numbers. The grey pictures in the series refers to deleted photos. Each grey picture is a numeric caracter from zero to nine. Darker grey means higher number.

Year: 2011
Format: 18×24 cm giclée prints, 10 mm wooden panel
Exhibitions:
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Hungarian Photo Biennial Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum, Dunaújváros, Hungary

installációs terv / installation plan

installációs terv / installation plan

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The Colors of War

A deserted hospital in the Budapest suburb of Pestujhely. Bulit in 1985 by Tamas Tomay and Levente Varga as the surgery division for the former Soviet Pestujhely Hospital, the buliding was used for barely eight years. In 1993 the equipment was dismantled and it has stood empty ever since. The City of Budapest is the official owner. Nerby an ear, nose and throat clinic is still operating as North Pest Hospital, though most of the grounds – originally bulit by the Hungarian Railroad as a sanatorium, then used after 1945 by the Soviet Army – are not in use.

Hungary was left by the soviet army on June 19, 1991. For those born in the late 80s this is just another page in the history book. The mementos of the military occupation slowly loose their meanings. And what is left if this will happen? Only their colors and their forms.

Year: 2010
Format: 40×60 cm giclée prints, 10 mm wooden panel
Exhibitions:
2017 I. Photo auction, BÁV Apse Room, Budapest, Hungary, curator: János Bodnár
2014 Selection II, Gogol 9 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curators: Luca Gőbölyös and Dezső Szabó
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2012 The Abandoned Pestújhely Hospital, Bavarian Pub, Budapest, Hungary
2011 The Colors of War, Novák Photo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Publications: 2011 András Bánkuti: Pictures of the year 2010

Art Brut

The label ‘art brut’ (French: ‘raw art’ or ‘rough art’) was created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by insane-asylum inmates and children. This series of photographs shows the Csepel Works, a former industrial district in Budapest, Hungary. This place was an important location during the age of Communism, but today it is used by the periphery of society as a meeting point. In this series I have expropriated the works of these people. I cut out the art works from their original place with the help of my camera and put them in a different context.

Year: 2007
Format: 20 x 20 cm duratrans, lightbox
Exhibitions:
2017 I. Photo auction, BÁV Apse Room, Budapest, Hungary, curator: János Bodnár
2014 Totally Lost, Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie, Luxembourg
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2013 Totally Lost, Ex Deposito ATR, Largo Savonarola, Forlí, Italy
2007 Hungarian Photo Biennial Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum, Dunaújváros, Hungary

Publications: 2018 A5 Magazine #11 (February)