bioephemera

Balint Zsako

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Artist Balint Zsako does remarkable things with collage and biological/anatomical imagery. By embellishing his classically posed subjects with a plethora of arms, swaddlings of restrictive clothing, or provocatively opened fruit, he plays with our expectations: portraits become faceless, the suggestively private becomes public, and old-fashioned art becomes new again.

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Whether it’s we viewers stealing glimpses into bodies or between draperies, birds stealing seeds, or grasping hands matched perfectly to exogenous limbs, fruit, or instruments, Zsako’s feverish imagery makes the very process of looking at his work seem illegitimate. It’s a fascinating and creepy effect.

See more at the artist’s website, or at The Proposition gallery in NYC.

Comments

  1. #1 Comrade PhysioProf
    April 22, 2010

    SPOOKY!

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