Gábor Pintér's solo exhibition curated by Péter Bencze at Longtermhandstand in Budapest.
Gábor Pintér: Sensational Nothing
Curator: Peter Bencze
Text by Rahel Anna Molnar
May 24, 2023 – June 30, 2023
Pintér draws up studies on the process of visual representation. He constructs an almost cartoonishly postmodern world by accumulating explicit visual references ranging from ancient myths and early 20th-century modernist tradition to comics, moving images, and graffiti. Pintér’s work gives us brief insights into alienating, distant scenarios – where mysteries lurk in the background, and there is no way to break the code. Automatic, randomized visual references appear as a stream of memories of (pop) culture and the media imagery etched into the collective unconscious to emerge time and time again arbitrarily. The mute affairs and unannounced scenarios urge us to unravel the puzzle and search for a key long lost in the maze of visual tradition and contemporary image economy.
Photo: All images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Longtermhandstand, Budapest