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Gábor Koós

  • Slovakia (b. 1986 in Lucenec)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.

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Vaii Morilor

Vaii Morilor

  • 2018
  • Linocut on nitro transfer
  • 42 x 29 cm

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    Vaii Morilor | 2018

With his latest work «Văii Morilor», Koós’s interest in analyzing objects and spatial situations expands and will now include a phenomenon the artist recently encountered in a small Rumanian city called Aleșd (Hung.: Élesd). All over the city piles of logs are spread and especially concentrate in a neighborhood of panel houses. Here the massive piles fill entire parts of the surrounding areas and become characteristic landmarks within the city. The archaic looking piles stand in sharp contrast to the panel houses that once were built as a promise for modern urban life. Behind the absurde landscape is a simple fact: The city of Aleșd is not connected to gas and people heat their homes and flats with wood brought from nearby forests, one of them called “Valea Morii“.