Lőrinc Borsos at VUNU Gallery in Kosice.

Lőrinc Borsos: Divide Et Impera
Curated by Peter Bencze
14 October, 2020 – 31 January, 2021
VUNU Gallery, Kosice

„Hell is the separation of paradise and Hell,
the Devil is the bifurcation between God and the Devil,
evil is the crossroads of good and evil,
and error is the dualism that only opposes twins.”

Michel Serres - The Parasite

Don’t worry, your nails will be ready.
Come to the gate
Where we separate
Then meet the snake, look into his eyes,
And see yourself from inside.
Finally we flow forward
To spade ourselves in three parts
But we are careful with the saw,
Because we have to unite again from tomorrow.

Peter Bencze

Identity
Lilla Lőrinc (1980), and János Borsos (1979) work together since 2008 as Lőrinc
Borsos. The name covers an entity with its own creative consciousness. His/her age
is currently 12 years. His/her gender, sexual orientation and intellect are equally
characterized by bipolarity. The basis of his/her existence is the coexistence of
extremities, but his/her actual goal is the solution of duality. He/she vitalized by
transiition. His/her spiritual nutriment is paradox, the intersections of contradictory
ideologies. The typical case of fall between two stools but the choice of the floor is
self-imposed. The artist aims at the glimpse of the greater whole: instead of choosing
a part, he/she is excited about the relation of the parts to the whole.
He/she despises hierarchy and the social divide and exclusion created in its wake.
He/she sets his own existence/nonexistence against these. Part of his/her art is direct
questioning of the medium and social reflection. A dialogue with material, dialogue
with the medium. Works that are place- and situation-specific. He/she reflects on the
current and delves into longer projects at the same time. For him/her, art gets
interesting beyond morals, when it still exists in an unfiltered state, right after the
moment of the birth of an idea. At this point there is no political correctness of self-
censorship yet.

Lőrinc Borsos

Photo: all images copyright and courtesy of VUNU Gallery, Kosice and Everybody Needs Art, Budapest and the artist