GÁBOR KRISTÓF

 

 

 

Born in Košice, Slovakia in 1988
Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary
Represented by Horzont Gallery, Budapest

 

 

Studied painting and intermedia at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts between 2008 and 2014, and at Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL London in 2011.

Kristóf is a member of Studio of Young Artists Association.

 

Kristóf’s work is based on the exploration of the overlapping land between traditional visual arts and different industrial media. In the realm of high volume reproductional industries his interventions result in founding a shared autonomous platform of creation and it’s applied potentials.

 

On the development of Kristóf’s artistic praxis was with radical infuence his parallel presence at the more conservative painting and mainly interdisciplinary and conceptual intermedia departments. From his early figurative paintings based on materials got from offset printing houses, his focus has shifted more strictly to abstraction and conceptual approaches, involving topics of image studies, ephasizing on the changing nature, role, context and notion of the image, involving factors of time and the process incorporated in the pictures of our time.

 

The methodology developed during the work on his first solo show Offsetting became essential in his recent ongoing projects as in the series Polychrome Monochromes or Die-line Drawings, which are based on discovered possibilities arising from his experimental use of powder coating and die-cutting industries. His previous solo show Melting Point lies in the buffer zone of the very basics of painting and industries producing our everyday visual surrounding, aiming to rethink the fundamentals of the western visual epistemology.

 

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

2016 Melting Point, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU

2015 Offsetting, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU

2015 Focus in Defocus (with Emese Fodor) Labor Bp, Budapest, HU

2012 Multifilter (with Bence Pálinkás), Löffler Gallery, Košice, SK

2012 Autoimmun (with Tamás Juhász), Ferencvárosi Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény, Budapest, HU

2011 Temporarily Inside, Chelsea College of Art Project Space, London, GB

2011 Temporarily Inside, Löffler Gallery, Nuit Blanche 2011, Košice, SK

 

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016 Interference, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, HU

2016 Discomfort on a tolerable degree, Povvera, Berlin, DE

2016 Seed Capital, m21 Gallery, Pécs, HU

2016 Limbo Fever, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU

2016 What Kind of Creature is an Artist? – The SYAA’s Traditional Annual Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU

2016 Accumulator, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU

2016 CONNECTIONS (with Máté Dobokay), Labor BP, HU

2016 DERKÓ 2016, Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU

2015 Timebase, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU

2015 Bibliography, Gallery by Night, Studio Gallery, HU

2015 Creation-works, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU

2015 Art Market Budapest, HU (Horizont Gallery)

2014 Revolution without Movement (with Miklós Mécs, Judit Fischer and András Zalavári), tranzit.sk Bratislava, SK

2014 The Most – The SYAA’s Traditional Annual Exhibition, Budapest, HU

2014 Best of Diploma, MKE, Budapest, HU

2014 Private Nationalism, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Gallery of Pécs m21, HU

2014 Private Nationalism, Kunsthalle, Košice, SK

2013 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013, Transcending Cultures, Essl Museum, Vienna, AT

2013 Subjective Objects, Latarka, Budapest, HU

2013 Ex Co, Labor Bp, Budapest, HU

2013 X-Ray Texture Pack, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Showroom for Young Art, Vienna, AT

2013 Liget 30, Olof Palme House, Budapest, HU

2013 Empire P, Institute of Contemporary Art Dunaújváros, Dunaújváros, HU

2013 Art Market Budapest, HU (Inentio Arts)

2013 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, Nominees’ Exhibition, Mai Manó House, Budapest, HU

2013 28/31 Exhibition of the New Members of The SYAA, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU

2012 MalomKörzés, ArtMill, Szentendre, HU

2011 Rock–Paper–Scissors; with Klára Rudas and Misi Szilágyi, N&n Gallery, Budapest, HU

2011 Budapest Flow, Virág Judit Contemporary Gallery, Budapest, HU

2011 Sanjeev’s TV Shop, S&S Electronics, Camberwell, London, GB

2010 Elements Cuisine, 4D Gallery, Galanta, SK

 

 

 

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS

 

2017 Derkovits Scholarship, HU

2016 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris – residency, Budapest Gallery, HU + Ville de Paris, FR

2016 Derkovits Scholarship, HU

2015 National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference, HU

         General special prize awarded by the Joint Committees, painting section

2015 Derkovits Scholarship, HU

2013 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013 Collector’s Invitation, Transcending Cultures, AT

2012 Amadeus Art Foundation’s Scholarship, HU

2011 Erasmus Scholarship, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL London, UK

2009 National Portrait Biennial, Golden Diploma, Hatvan, HU

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Márkus Eszter: Y-generációs absztraktok – artportal.hu – HUN

Mészáros Zsolt: Interferencia – artkartell.hu – HUN

Fekete Szilvia: Unotodox absztrakció – Élet és Irodalom, LXI./3. – HUN

Melting Point featured on Footnotes on Art, and Art Viewer – ENG

Melting Point – exhibition catalogue published by Horizont Gallery – HUN/ENG

Porté az Artmagazin Online hU36 sorozatában – HUN

Béla Gömör: Ipari Antiforradalom – Műértő, 2016 dec.-2017 jan. – HUN

A (2) HÉT MŰTÁRGYA – 01.: Heidi (Kristóf Gábor) – artmagazinonline.hu – HUN

Ványa Zsófia : Talán limbó? – kortarsonline.hu – HUN

Ványa Zsófia : Heidik és kidobott matracok – kortarsonline.hu – HUN

Margl Ferenc: Ki az a Heidi? – artportal.hu – HUN

Kosinsky Richárd : Klisé után eredeti – artkartell.hu - HUN

Mélyi József : Arányos ofszetek – Élet és Irodalom, LIX./25. - HUN

Kocsis Katica : Funkicóvesztett, selejt nyomólemezek mint műalkotások – prae.hu - HUN

‘Although the borders are still there, they no more need to be controlled’ – artguideeast.com - ENG

Offsetting -  Horizont Gallery – HUN/ENG

Kozák Csaba: Munka-művek – Balkon, 2015_3, 40. - HUN

 

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATIONS:

 

kristofgabor.hu

gabor.kristof.laszlo@gmail.com

+36 31 781 21 31

 

http://www.horizontgaleria.hu/en/

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