September 12 - October 21, 2006
511 W. 25th Street #505, NYC
Photographer from Budapest
(Darvastó, Hungary, 2000)
FOTOSPHERE Gallery is pleased to announce the first U.S. solo
exhibition of György Beck "Silence
Friction". Beck's images are poetic European landscapes; they are
tranquil and like a vanishing dream. These serene landscapes are
juxtaposed with moving and unsettling energy. The landscapes
appear humanless, yet one can still see human traces.
Each print gives unique irregularities created by brush strokes
on thin aluminum, while the texture of the metal shimmers
through parts of the image. Each print is one of a kind and
there is only one edition per image.
The exhibition presents seventeen images painstakingly printed
with hand-coated silver prints on thin aluminum sheet in sizes
ranging from 6x12 to 20x28 inches. These images are created with
Becks Holga, Pinhole and 35mm camera.
of Beck's images titled "Blow-up" (1986, park in Budapest),
captures the moment of right before an autumn sunrise when
everybody else is still asleep. In the faintly light of the cold
morning, an eerie tree is standing solitarily on a desolate
hill. The shadow of the tree on the grass may be from the
moonlight, or perhaps from the early sunlight. There is no wind,
as if time were standing still.
György Beck was born in Budapest in 1963.
He took an interest in photography as a teenager. He graduated
from the Theatre and Film Academy in Budapest with a degree in
Cinematography. In the 1990s he studied in the U.S. where
he continues to work and give workshops. His photographs have
been exhibited throughout Europe such as Ernst Museum, Dorottya
Gallery in Budapest and Cultural and Congress Center in Slovenia
as well as acquired in private permanent collections.
Fotosphere Gallery Press Release
XX, Bench, Sidewalk, New York City
(New York 1996)
September 14, 2006
September 16, 2006
Balaton, Hungary 2002)