C S I L L A  K L E N Y Á N S Z K I

G O O D  L U C K

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Csilla Klenyánszki (1986, Budapest) finished her studies at the Photography BA course of the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2012. She lives and works in Rotterdam.

Klenyánszki mainly uses the medium of photograpy to create her artworks, but also interested in making installations and videos. In her series she is searching for the different forms of randomly appearing beauty in our everyday life. She always draws inspiration from her home, her environment to deal with widening the possibilities within the simple objects surrounding her. She pinpoints aesthetics sometimes so ordinary, small or insignificant for others like the formation of green mould stains on a rotting food, or discolourations appearing on clothes due to washing, or some ink leaking in a pocket of a white shirt. The character appearing on her photos beside objects and animals is herself. With these hiding self-portraits, fragmented faces and bodies she deals with the question of presence and absence while explores the relation systems between human and environment or objects.

Klenyánszki always composes the subject of her photographs really precisely and with her new series entitled Good Luck, which balances on the borderline of nonsense, she gives us the opportunity to enter into a whole new world. The series is based on the personal interpretation and research of balance. The simple, but rather fragile installations try to visualize the phenomenon of balance, showing its different forms. The subjects of the photographs form open systems without any kind of support, so they can only rely on their own inner stability just like the installations in the exhibition space and upstairs. According to the wording of the artist, the assembly of these structures is almost like a game, which not only requires concentration, but often quite a lot of luck as well. The compositions made out of everyday object widen the genre of classical still life. Despite the traditional principle of central construction, the visual structures are exciting, where even the traditional still life objects renew, so not only the egg, the pumpkin and the aloe vera, but also the plastic bottle, the tape and the Jenga becomes part of the image.