Over the past ten years, Zsolt TIBOR has expanded the intellectual space of drawing both in physical and medium terms in his artistic practice. His earlier works on paper were combined with wall drawing and projection, then the works, made around 2010, have embodied in three-dimensional forms like objects and installations. While the majority of these site-specific compositions are characterised by frontal view, the walk around design of the ethyl missile becomes also an immanent principal.
The medium of the ethyl missile, the gallery space, functions as a guided space of free associations arranged by four units: the rocket-construction, the slide, the wooden module and the one large format drawing on the wall. The dialogue of the components is determined by the dominant ideas of TIBOR’s artistic coordinates system: deconstruction, homogeneity and modularity.
The self-referential character of his motif-set, which is structured by personal elements, frames a comprehensive conceptual system by crossing genres and formal boundaries.
Zsolt TIBOR (born 1973 Budapest, lives and works in Vienna) is one of the most prominent contemporary Hungarian artists of his generation. He graduated from the Painting Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Budapest (2002).
Beside numerous collective projects, he had solo exhibitions at Trafo Gallery and VILTIN Gallery in Budapest, as well as at Lukas Feichtner Gallery in Vienna. Invited by SYNTAX’s and FUTURA’s residential program, his solo shows were on view in Prague and Lisbon during 2016. He also participated in the AIR program of Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna) and HIAP (Helsinki) previously. He is the owner of the STRABAG Artaward International (2009) as well as the Esterházy Art Award (2015). His works are included in the permanent collections of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art Budapest, the Hungarian National Gallery, the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Graphics and the Carousel Collection in NYC.