Barakonyi Zsombor

In the course of the past years, I have developed a complex image creating process. At first glance, the visual world of these panel paintings invoke the ambivalent nature of the human-made world – its everyday homelike feel and its simultaneous, amazement worthy theatrical foreignness, and, through this, the world of utopias.
In contrast to my earlier paintings, which depicted Andrássy Avenue and Oktogon Square, in my latest works, it is no longer simple to determine where and when the film-like scenes are taking place. Vienna, London, Rome – or Budapest. In the eighties, nineties or the day after tomorrow?
The world I create is like the colorful patina of an imagined city (which demands that I do, indeed, live and spend a fragment of my life there). To avoid misunderstandings: the subject of my exploration is the manner in which the survivors of the metropolises of technicolor-like decay live their lives, day after day.

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Zsombor Barakonyi: It's too late, yet, 2010 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 25x40 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Early Birds of the 90's, 2011 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 100x150 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: The Divine is only Real, 2010 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 25x40 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Én találtam ki neked azt a világot, amit te kitaláltál magadnak, 2010 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 25x40 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Oktogon Thursday (Utopia), 2010 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 75x150 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Lift me up!, 2011 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 50x75 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Oktogon Wednesday (Morning Glory), 2011 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 75x150 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Tuning v01 (Infrathin Layer v01), 2011 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 50x70 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: Tuning v03 (Infrathin Layer v03), 2011 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 50x70 cm)

Zsombor Barakonyi: What's on Your Mind?, 2010 (acrylic, spray, enamel on panel, 25x40 cm)

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