ARTIST PROFILE

Eszter Kinga Deli

  • Hungary (b. 1977 in Budapest)
  • Currently in Brussels, Belgium.
  • In her works, Eszter Kinga DELI focuses on vulnerability as a necessary state for openness. She is looking for symbols which can catch the tension of possible metamorphoses, also inherent in conflicts and traumas.
Landing / Partraszállás

Landing / Partraszállás

  • 2014
  • Collage on Paper
  • 11.5 x 29.5 cm

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    Landing / Partraszállás | 2013 - 2014

Rona Kopeczky – Art Historian and Curator's description: "The starting point of the series Landing (2013-2014) is a found picture, the reproduction of an etching entitled The Age of Nero, originating from a world history book. The artist’s first intention was to cut out some of the figures in order to create new micro stories, but she gradually used all the elements cut out from the original picture in different compositions. The title of the series, Landing, is directly referring to the content of the original image itself, but is also strongly connoted and automatically questions our associative reflexes; What is the link between the WWII historical event and this work? Or is there any connection at all? Through this playful question resembling a riddle, Eszter multiplies the layers of interpretation, explores and subtly sheds light on how the process, the mechanisms of constructing stories and are fed by collective emotions and unconscious archetypes. In other words, beyond the simply formal and physical transformation or metamorphosis of a picture resulting from the attribution of new borders and therefore a new context to it, the artist destabilizes our formatted reflexes and associative automatisms and draws in our minds a psychological and cultural imaginary map of storytelling." ******************************************************************************* A sorozat egy kép elemeit használja fel, új kapcsolatokat teremt az egyes - egyrészt szándékosan kiválasztott és kivágott, másrészt a kivágás során melléktermékként létrejött - elemek között. A figurák körül kirajzolódó negatív térre is nagy hangsúly kerül a történetmesélésben. / The series reuses elements of an image, creates new connections between them. Both the intentionally and deliberately chosen cut-out parts and the by-products created during the cutting are used in the process. The negative space emerging around the figures also gets a large emphasis in the storytelling.