Anita Kroó

  • Hungary (b. 1985 in Budapest)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.
Keleti railwaystation

Keleti railwaystation

  • 2012
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 150 x 130 cm
  • Moszkva square 2. - thumbnail Hotel Budapest V02. - thumbnail Hotel Budapest - thumbnail 61 tram stop 3. - thumbnail Keleti railwaystation - thumbnail Moszkva square - thumbnail Klauzal square - thumbnail Nagyvárad square  - thumbnail Kossuth square  - thumbnail Nagyvárad square 4. - thumbnail Nagyvárad square 3. - thumbnail Kossuth square 2. - thumbnail Republic square - thumbnail

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    Cityscapes | 2012 - 2014

In these paintings I am exploring the relations of individuals and their surroundings by depicting areas of Budapest that are part of my past and present. Relating to Jacques Derrida’s Theory of Trace, I express the absence of presence, by selecting architectural spaces that are usually bustling with people, and intentionally presenting these scenes empty, isolating them from reality. I often select symbolic, well known parts of the city, which are intertwined not only with the collective memory of our society, but also with my own personal story. I am reconstructing spaces concerned with history, balancing between “alienated” spaces and singular identity.