Dávid Biró examines light as a significant root of life and technology. In his works, he focuses on understanding the rapport of natural and artificial light, and he presents this by using the potentials of photography for mediation.


Dávid Biró: Plant
Curated by Zsófia Danka
April 5 - May 8, 2019
Négyszoba Gallery, Budapest

Dávid Biró is primarily interested in the interaction between technology and human perception. He interprets photography as the extension of vision and he explores various terms connected to reality and image reading, leveraging on the specificities of the medium. Biró tests human perception so that he makes the recipient unsure of their cognitive relation to the visual. His precise compositions recall the aesthetics of the digital world, while he questions the future of photography in a society dominated by computers.

The Sun is an indispensable primary light source, which enables the visual perception of our reality. Humanity has adapted to its cycle and behaviour with the help of modern technologies. Beyond satisfying the biological demands and the needs of ecosystems, it ensures the operation of technological means, thus these devices are, in fact, transmitters of sunshine. By domesticating it and manufacturing it with its utilization in mind, the light becomes an instrument, thus we will be capable to use it in various fields and bestow it with new functions. As a result, artificial light offers an alternative for us and is constantly shaping our lives through the extension of the options for its application. Mostly illuminating digital screens make up our almost tactile rapport to light, so that it transmits visual surfaces as a medium and turns from an instrument into a primary information source again.

Dávid Biró examines light as a significant root of life and technology. In his works, he focuses on understanding the rapport of natural and artificial light, and he presents this by using the potentials of photography for mediation. The photographic expression of this topic resides in the inseparable nature of light and medium, so beyond social questions, it also touches upon problems reflecting on the medium with regards to the function of photography and its changing role in the virtual environment.