Szűcs Attila

Since the early 90’s I’ve been making traditional oil-canvas paintings.  As a starting point, I often use media images, newspaper cut-outs, postcards, film-stills.  When painting, I concentrate on such high density moments, when our everyday experiences and viewing practices become obsolete while decoding. I create empty spaces around the objects of thoughts and figures without defining them in a preconceived notion.  It is the distance and the concentrated attention on absence that rules my relationship with painting.

What I am most interested in is the search of interpretation of knowing and not-knowing, the way they are able to extinguish one another.  I collect inspiration from the rubbish of collective memory, which I then re-interpret through the reality of painting.  I attempt to dissolve the already defined and often  false structures, and introduce new types of looking in a peculiar formal and compositional levitation, where the paintings’ vacuum-like state partially originates in the loneliness of represented elements, and partially from the transformation of metaphysical into universal.

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Attila Szűcs: Accident by White Ball, 2011 (oil on canvas, 140x200 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Pulling Gloves, 2011 (oil on canvas, 100x120 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Illuminated Houses, 2008 (oil on canvas, 190x190 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Leo Is Sitting in an Armchair, 2011
(oil on canvas, 190x240 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Man Bath a Lion, 2011
(oil on canvas, 150x100 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Proper Hand Position, 2009
(oil on canvas, 40x40 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Boy in the Bathtub, 2011
(oil on canvas, 100x100 cm)

Attila Szűcs: The Thing, 2011
(oil on canvas, 40x50 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Three am., 2010
(oil on canvas, 190x140 cm)

Attila Szűcs: Young and Stiffened, 2011
(oil on canvas, 100x80 cm)

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