Exhibition by Csilla Szilágyi and Tamás Herczeg at the Zsófi Faur Gallery


2022.10.11 - 2022.10.25


Faur Zsófi Galéria, 1114 Budapest, Bartók Béla út 25.


Hétfő: 12:00-18:00
Kedd: 12:00-18:00
Szerda: 12:00-18:00
Csütörtök: 12:00-18:00
Péntek: 12:00-18:00
Szombat: closed
Vasárnap: closed

Exhibition by Csilla Szilágyi and Tamás Herczeg in Faur Zsófi Gallery
An encounter between glass and concrete—the airy and the heavy. When we think of
concrete, we might associate it with qualities such as rough, heavy and solid, while glass
with transparent, light, airy and fragile. It is on this striking contrast that Csilla Szilágyi’s
works are based. She uses the two materials to create objects in which these characteristics
merge subtly into a harmonious whole. Using these sculptures as a starting point, Tamás
Herczeg brings them to life with light. The lights sometimes highlight, sometimes hide
elements of the sculptures, and sometimes create a completely new work beyond the
sculptures, adding an extra element to the encounter of opposites. Playful lights are easily
transformed in the glass, while the concrete resists them, not letting them penetrate its
surface, but allowing them to spread over it, further softening and taming the works. The
installations take their final form through the collaboration of the two artists.
Formation of plants, organic-geometric shifting of shapes, the cross-section of plant fibres
and the flow of nourishing substances stand at the heart of the sculptures presented at the
exhibition. The installation shows the effects of patterns that appear in space and transform
space. On the surface of the glass discs, plant sections are lined up, one after the other.
Each layer is individually illuminated, with the LED lighting program highlighting the changing
elements of the pattern. This visual world hints at the workings of inner psychological
patterns, as systems of behaviour and thinking inherited from our parents appear in various
ways in different situations. This piece may also allude to a family tree, its growing trunk, in
which light flows like the life-giving sap in the fibres of a plant. The trunk of the tree is
permeated by light. The healing of inherited transgenerational trauma is very important, and
the way to do this is through spirituality, i.e. through self-discovery. The repetitions of
patterns iterate from generation to generation, with each iteration bringing about a little
change, growth or shrinking, just as we ourselves evolve. The sense of healing, of
unblocking, is like the sun coming out on a gloomy morning: the path becomes clear again,
the right answer to questions shines out, light heals. The two artists have exhibited their
work together several times on the Hungarian and international light art scene. The
organiser of the programme, Faur Zsófi Gallery, wholeheartedly recommends this joint work
of theirs, too.

fotokredit: Szilágyi Csilla