2012. július 25., szerda


I just received the recently published book: The Art of Illusion (An Imagine Book published by Charlesbridge). Among others, the works of M. C. Escher, Sandro del Prete, Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Rafal Olbinski, Dick Thermes and Rob Gonsalves are in the collection. Ten of my works are included too. The great puzzle designer and ambigram artist Scott Kim wrote the foreword. Here are two of his explanations:
This sculpture by István Orosz changes appearance depending on where you stand. From one point of view, the black and white lines drawn on the stairs appear to be a man walking down the stairs. From another point of view, the colored areas align to form the legs of a man walking up the stairs.
Here is a lovely drawing of a classic staircase illusion by the versatile István Orosz in which the diagonal lines are alternately interpreted as edges or creases. Note that the stairs are not shaded; all of the dimensional information comes from the shadows and the way people and objects sit on the stairs.

2012. július 4., szerda


For those of you that will be tomorrow in Guadalajara, come and see the „Aqui y Ahora” (Here and Now) poster show in ITESO University. Nine members of the workshop started to work three weeks ago and tomorrow morning we will hang about 20 works in the open-air gallery of the Architecture faculty. Opening ceremony will start at noon. 
The title of the posters that we made at the workshop was "Here and now". They often refer to posters by these two words: hic at nunc, here and now, aquí y ahora, itt és most. This means that posters can only fulfill their function at a certain place in a certain time and get outdated very soon. They are not valid at another time or place. Those who are familiar with poster history know that this is not always the case. Posters may become universal independently from time and location - at least good ones. Then it is no more the actual event that is important but the person behind the poster, who makes these works authentic. These pictures leave their original functions behind and the commissioned pieces become autonomous works of art. They get space and other further dimensions, they sublimate. At the workshop the nine participants have designed such posters that reflect on poster design itself and try to interpret the idea of time and space with visual means. 
Let me write the name of the students and colleagues: Enriqe, Diana, Sergio, Hugo, Irma, Diego, Liliana, Ignacio, Fernanda.