| Logging machine action

Logging machine action
art action in the forest

Hugyecsek- Rizmayer

nato/a a Szentendre
residenza di lavoro/studio: Szentendre, HUNGARY

iscritto/a dal 18 mag 2023


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As part of the action, we covered a logging machine with leaves. This machine is also called a forest killer. The reaction of the driver of the plane can be seen in abbreviated form on the recording, a similar incoprehension as when we encounter a lot of clearing in the forest during our trips. Te current European situation is Hungary has once again brought tothe fore tha advocacy of cutting down trees over the protection of nature, then we more destroy it, even though we can also see on the video how beatifully nature ”dresses” it up, and with what beatiful play of light it delights its killer.
We would like to present a paper-printed logging machine hidden in green leaves, the leaves dry during the exhibition period, and because of this, the logging machine can be seen behind them.
Balázs Hugyecsek
2003–2008 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Conservator Department – Applied arts objects conservator, specialized for siliceous objects
2004–2005 Art Preservation Assistant Training Course, Budapest
2000–2002 Decorator School
A member of the new generation of Szentendre artists. He started out as painter and sculptor, later he turned to media-based art.
The common idea behind his artworks is the closeness of nature, or, conversely, the alienation from it. His wooden statues may allude to self-destruction – that means, to the inconsiderate elimination of our environment –, but these allusions are never direct. His objects get new functions by a change of the roles of the different materials and instruments. He recreates and reinterprets, disintegrates and rebuilds, calls into question accepted roles and overwrites rigid clichés. His sculptures are exact diagnoses for the off-the-balance system of relations of our times. The pin that is bored into the wall, the wooden magnet that attracts wood, a saw that floats on the water or slices a hill, an axe that splits cut-up wood are all telling about the disorder of scales and balances. His works constitute a unique, sovereign microcosm, governed by irreal rules. His artworks have two poles, just like his symbolic horseshoe magnet, but his aim is not to widen the antagonism between the two poles but to narrow it.
Public space sculptures:
2004 Beat, Pilisszentkereszt, Community Healthcare House
2013 Radises, Pilisszentkereszt, Slovak House
2019 Tree-saw, Szentendre, Art Capital, Commotion Park
2022 Evergreen Cone, Badacsonyörs, Folly Arboretum
2022 Floating Bunch, Badacsonyörs, Folly Arborétum
Prizes and awards:
2019 Shanghai / F@IMP 2.0 festival, Silver Award / I’m from Hungary c. short movie
2019 Art Capital / Winner of the Public Art competition
2023 Arte Laguna Prize / Land Art / finalist
Solo exhibitions:
2017 Meteor and minute catastrophes (with Rizmayer Péter), Czóbel Gallery, Szentendre
2019 Tree-saw, Art Capital, Szentendre
2023 We mow with matches, Lábasház Gallery, Shigishoara, Romania
Group exhibitions:
2018 Rebirth, Tawn Hall Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary
2019 Green border, Lajos Vajda Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary
2023 Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy