Balázs Csizik

Balázs Csizik (1987, Székesfehérvár) obtained his master’s degree in Visual Communication (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) where he’s a lecturer now, in the fields of visual communication and communication technology. He combines the visual language of photography with other fine art forms, using different skillsets. His artistic vision is inspired by modern experimental architecture and art forms like suprematism and constructivism.

 

The common feature of his series is reduction, minimalism, which appears in colors, composition and visuals at the same time. This kind of reductivity also involves some distance, resignation in relation of the urban appearance displayed. In one of his series, he turns to the local phenomenon of post-socialist visual culture from a global viewpoint. In his works he uses custom made materials, like plywood objects and textile elements with organic surfaces of natural substrates. The main visual is based on the handmade artificial world and the interplay between nature and built elements. This is accompanied by the duality of digital and analogue technical solutions within his art. In his series he experiments with the relations between rough urban elements and nature – he also experiments how he can change the weight and form of the different kind of urban materials with the use of natural elements to give new feelings about the inhuman and brutal materials like concrete.

1987. Székesfehérvár

Studies

2009-2011

Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Visual Communication MA

Awards, grants

2019

FAPA (Fine Art Photography Awards), Honorable mention, Architecture category (Waste Suprematism)

ND Awards, Honorable Mention, Fine Art category (Deconstruction)

NKA, creative scholarship (Urban relations)

Bari, residency, Sannicandro di Bari, Universo Spaziotempo

Trans Danube Salon, MMG – Austrian Hungarian Institute, Vienna – Budapest

2018

IPA (International Photography Awards), Fine Art – abstract category, honorable mention (Deconstruction)

Selected solo exhibitions

2020

Geotaxis (with Dániel Bernáth), Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest

Concrete Questions (with Kristóf Szabó), Hegyvidék Gallery, Budapest

2019

Deák Collection – Pelikán Gallery, “Urban Relations”, Székesfehérvár (HU)

2018

BROWNIE Contemporary Art Photography Gallery, Shanghai (CN)

Art Market Budapest, Budapest, (HU)

Group exhibitions

2020

Design Without Borders, Kiscell Museum – Church, Budapest (HU)

FRESH MEAT, Hybridartspace, Budapest (HU)

Bauhaus Contemporary, Valid World Hall Gallery, Barcelona (ES)

2019

Csiky Gergely Theatre, Kaposvár, (HU)

Hungarian Academy Rome, “BAUHAUS Contemporary”, Rome (ITA)

Art Market Budapest, MMG, “Spot”, artproject section, Budapest (HU)

Paks Gallery, “BAUHAUS Contemporary”, Paks (HU)

MODEM, “PANEL”, Debrecen (HU)

Trans Duna Salon, Die Labile Botschaft, Vienna (A)

Munkácsy Mihály Museum, “BAUHAUS Contemporary”, Békéscsaba, (HU)

Magyar Műhely Gallery, “SPOT”, Budapest, (HU)

FRAME Art Fair, “BAUHAUS Contemporary”, Basel, (SUI)

ArtCapital, Ferenczy Museum, Ámos Imre & Anna Margit Museum, “Paradise City”, Szentendre, (HU)

Festival Mundi, Spaziotempo rezidencia, Bari, (ITA)

Fest,Tisztít Gallery, Budapest (HU)

The Palace of Arts, “BAUHAUS Contemporary”, Budapest (HU)

Das Rund, Vienna (A)

Brody House, Dobossy/ Neighbourart, Budapest, (HU)

Design Shanghai, BROWNIE, Shanghai (CN)

BROWNIE Contemporary Art Photography Gallery, Peking (CN)

2018

EDGE Communications, exhibition with Anikó Robitz, Budapest (HU)

APA Gallery, Resident Art Fair, Budapest (HU)

Shangri-La, Shenzen, (CN)

Photo Fairs Shanghai, Shanghai, BROWNIE, (CN)

2017

Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center – Photostreet Festival, Budapest (HU)

Art fairs

2020

Booth of Ani Molnár Gallery, Paris Photo New York (USA)

2019

Booth of Ani Molnár Gallery, Art Market Budapest, Budapest (HU)

Art Market Budapest, MMG, “Spot”, artproject section, Budapest (HU)

FRAME Art Fair, “BAUHAUS Contemporary”, Basel, (SUI)

Design Shanghai, BROWNIE, Shanghai (CN)

2018

Art Market Budapest, Budapest, (HU)

Photo Fairs Shanghai, Shanghai, BROWNIE (CN)