The series Polychrome Monochromes is on one hand approaching the basics of classic colour studies in form of geometric abstract compositions and on the other hand the process developed for my work results in a proposal for widening the spectrum of the industrial powder coating. The first step was the development of alternative use of an existing technology serving as the main coating process of metals. By modification of the basic mateial used in the industy - changing the size of the grain - I reached an effect so far unknown and unwanted in the traditional use. The colour sequences made for the show Melting Point are based on interference between homogenous colour and noise. As the interaction between colours can be subtractive, additive etc., I am trying to introduce to the nature of such relations the factor of noise.

 

In the manner of a reversed industrial revolution I am deconstructing the mostly automatized production, letting the standards fail and to let new possibilities for both artistic creation and industrial use emerge. The further aim is to link back the result of my experimental work to the industrial usability again.

 

 

 

 

“Though the parallel series (Dieline Drawings and Polychrome Monochromes) of Gábor Kristóf are not paintings, they do thematize core elements of painting. Colour (colore) and (line) drawing (disegno) – Rodchenko evoked these complementary items of painting, dissecting and “exceeding” the very elements of his craft. Kristóf does not take the sides in the dispute of “colour” and “line”, he rather juxtaposes and de(con)structs both. He places them on the shorelines of visual arts in the era when painting is placed “beside itself”.
In this situation – both literally and figuratively – does Gábor Kristóf  investigate the hard edges and plastic borders, and theoretic systems, melting points of painting. He sheds light on the true polychrome character of the monochrome mass of image-flow and its inherent intellectual and pictorial potential.”

(Dávid Fehér, Polychrome Monochromy: About the new works of Gábor Kristóf, in Melting point, exh. cat., Budapest, Horizont Gallery, 2016. 27.)

 

 

 

 

Tiszta Vörös, Sárga és Kék | Pure Red, Yellow and Blue, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 60 x 150 cm, részlet |detail

Lila | Purple, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 70 x 150 cm

Tiszta Vörös, Sárga és Kék | Pure Red, Yellow and Blue, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 60 x 150 cm

Alkimista | Alchemist, 2016

szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium,  90 x 93 cm

Lila | Purple, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 70 x 150 cm, installation view, Melting Point,  Horizont Gallery, 2016

 

Olvadáspont | Melting Point, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 17 x 60 cm

Kéknarancs | Blueorange, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 60 x 103 cm (részlet | detail)

 

Kéknarancs | Blueorange, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 60 x 103 cm

Alkimista | Alchemist, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium,  90 x 93 cm, részlet | detail

Tiszta Vörös, Zöld és Kék | Pure RGB, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 20 x 70 cm

Olvadáspont | Melting Point, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 17 x 60 cm

Áttűnő zöld | Fading Green, 2016
szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 37 x 37 cm

Tiszta zaj | Pure noise, 2016
szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 50 x 40 cm

Random skála - javaslatok a szinterezés iparának | Random scale - suggestions for powder coating industry, 2016

szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 5,4 x 8,5 cm /db | 5,4 x 8,5 cm each, 2016

Tiszta Vörös, Sárga és Kék | Pure Red, Yellow and Blue, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 60 x 150 cm, részlet |detail

Olvadáspont | Melting Point, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 17 x 60 cm

Kéknarancs | Blueorange, 2016, szinterezett alumínium | powder coated aluminium, 60 x 103 cm (részlet | detail)