at TRAPÉZ / BUDAPEST (Hungary)
28.10.2014 - 5.12.2014

The newest exhibition of TRAPÉZ entitled Blind Stitch will represent three artists closely related to the Netherlands. The artworks exhibited concentrate on phenomena such as balance, use art techniques like photo collage or assemblage and flirt with tendencies such as ephemeral art.

When choosing the artworks, one led to another. Jay Tan's object, entitled In the Future, is an abstract sculpture based on the delicate balance of the hanging elements, inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder. Jay integrates unexpected aesthetic factors – such as movement and change – into the conservative logic and concept of sculpture that is based on stillness and stiffness. The artist also immaterializes the artistic object by using materials that decompose and loose their original shape over time. Jay Tan's piece of art is in a constant movement, not only because its structure is based on hanging, but also because the living parts of the artwork are in the constant process of ripening and decomposition. The tension in the unfixed object comes from the delicate state of balance that depends on this unpredictable process.

Csilla Klenyánszki chose the same type of balancing and the motion of the untamable material as the topic of her newest photographs. Klenyánszki freezes her unfixed structures in time through the medium of photography. The three artworks exhibited are part of a bigger series that the artist started at a residency program in Seoul, but also closely connected to her former series entitled Good Luck. The main topic of her research are fluids – the way they move, the way their container can be transformed – and how you can play with them. In her new series, Klenyánszki tries to change the way fluids move and the role of the containers, to create a new balance, a new type of connection between the two, and to stay true to her artistic practices, she uses different simple techniques and media.

Similarly to Klenyánszki, Femke Dekkers also experiments with hand-built images, a craft-like approach and the ever so popular genre of photo collage. Dekkers aims to trick the human eye with her sculptural compositions, she seeks for the perfect balance between random and planned situations. The artist uses simple, everyday materials from crayon through wallpaper to cardboard boxes to build the sceneries that we can see in her series entitled Painted Picture, where we are becoming the victims of depth and the illusionistic game of perception.

Fotocredit: Peter Rakossy