Topics that I am thoroughly exploring in my oeuvre are predominantly the illusion of permanence and the ever-changing nature of all our surrounding, which I examine through the large-scale, woven paper objects, site-specific installations and lately through painting series as well. These works also appear as subject matters of short films and video installations that were created in cooperation with a visual artist Ákos Rajnai.
In my latest artworks I am exploring the color black, as a quality and density, I am exploring its very essence and possibilities that this color beholds. In this series I use different shades and depths of black that is given by the use of different materials throughout the creative process. The color black, which is oftentimes related to something secretive, or hidden creates the illusion of mystery in these works. Another layer of this color is the sophistication and most importantly the void. This tension and unstableness is represented in these meditative works, that raise questions of our existence.
Tünde Újszászi conducted her studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) in Budapest, where she finished with a MA Textile Designer degree. During this period she also had a chance to do an Erasmus program at the renowned Aalto University in Helsinki, which further enriched her scope of vision and helped in forming her visual language. Later she continued her academic path as a student of Arts and Design Teacher department finishing with Masters degree.
In her works she examines the notion of time based on internal visions, as well as the state of presence and its situations in different environments. Creation and passing away are eternal and universal aspects of each and everything let it be living or not: permanence is ostensible, since our reality is always only a glimpse away from change. The fiction of permanence, the conservation and stopping of time are expressed in the installations as a desire, which is predominantly rooted in her fear of the unknown.
Tünde Újszászi born 1987 in Szentes, Hungary. Works and protests in Budapest.
Contextile 2016 catalogue, Contemporary Textile Art Biennal, Guimarães, Portugal, Tünde Újszászi: Triangle (104-105. p.), ISBN 978-989-96552-4-9
YICCA 2014 catalogue, International Contest of Contemporary Art, Tünde Újszászi: Delta (24-25.page)
2014, Symposium, Hommage Á Jiří Kolář (1914-2002) catalogue, Hana Jirmusová Lazarowitz, ISBN 978-80-86789-18-7
Textile Forum Magazine, 4/2012, Digital Design, Tünde Újszászi: Painted canvas (2.page), ISSN 1431-3529 (English edition)