Gabor Szucs, Painter
Gabor’s art carries messages about computer technologies, natural sites on the Earth and other planets, time, space and philosophy. He employs traditional and abstract expressionist painting methods to bring up ideas about the real space and the cyberspace.
Foz de Iguaçu is a city in Brazil, where one of the world’s largest waterfalls, are nearby. Gabor’s painting, Foz de Iguaçu, is inspired by the energy of the water mass, running through the waterfalls cascades under the starry sky.
At another place 140 million miles away, water also used to play prime. Mawrth is a valley in Oxia Palus quadrangle on Mars, where clay has been discovered, meaning that water used to be there. Today, only desert remains, as it is rendered in the flaming terracotta and sand colours in Gabor's Mawrth.
It is not just the distance, but also time that separates Gabor’s paintings. The time, however, is presented as in classical philosophy, where it can exist without a temporal sequence. Essential Eternity shows now and forever happening at the same moment.
In Pleasing Confusion attention is paid to what looks like an excessive load of information, occupying a chaotic mind. In fact, quite the opposite is true - they are organized, reoccurring structures, created by chance.
Sub 7, SYN Flood and Conficker are inspired by computer science, specifically malware. Light and dark colours take it in turns to compose them, picturing opposites such as fullness and void, brightness and darkness, expansion and compression. Together they visualize the cyberspace formation.
Gabor uses traditional techniques, such as acrylic painting, combined with abstract expressionist techniques, which include spraying paint on the canvas with a water gun.