Images from You Are Here, the album of Tibor Gyenis
21 • 03 • 16Tibor Gyenis
“This staged quality relates to chance or the creative intention in special ways. I can make myself part of the tale, or concentrate on the tricks of the trade. The carved works interrogate the photo panel from a different direction. In their case, neither the photo, nor the carved or cut-out part can take priority over the working of the other. The two modes of organizing now come in conflict, now unite, but neither can make its logic exclusive. Instead, a hybrid category arises, with its own particular humour and vulgarity,” said visual artist and photographer Tibor Gyenis in an interview with Punkt. His book, You Are Here, released in 2019 as a part of the Hungarian Museum of Photography’s contemporary book series, selects from the works of the previous 20 years.
Along with the reproductions of the original carved and engraved photo objects, the book includes some 50 photographs, created at the intersection of geometry and landscapes. Geometry informs the images of the landscape interventions, of the objects Tibor Gyenis placed in natural settings, and similar formal principles applied when he carved or cut out parts of the photographs’ mounts.