Nov 30, 2017

Since We Were Talking About Mountains




(Exhibition view at Sandwich Gallery Bucharest, March 2017, photos by Alex Niculescu)


A few words about the work (from the exhibition brochure):

In a stale romance scenario, in which texts become slogans and plain sentences are elevated to placard texts, words expand their meaning and become abstract. In a fauve mix, great words taken over from the limits of understanding are carefully arranged next to slightly diverging notions, in a play of contrasts.

The installation created by Mihai Iepure-Górski for Sandwich Art Space recreates both a mental and a physical landscape. In the absence of text, the visual construction could be uplifting, even fascinating, a source of an evoking physical experience. However, the presence of a few short but blunt words can potentially suppress its greatness and reveal its true consistency. The possibility of choosing the suitable translation based on your personal coolness remains.

“Since we're talking about mountains, the statement begins like this, followed by its conclusion or at least a sequel at sandwich. There, I will enter a dialogue that begins with myself, following Michael Jackson's advice; I start with the man in the mirror, stepping upwards, mountainous, following the edge of a crevice that is gaping towards a dramatic but dumb fallout into humdrum.”

Feb 23, 2016

Artistul fără artă / Arta fără artist

Artistul fără artă rămâne singur. Locul rămas gol se umple treptat cu nopţi nedormite, cărţi/filme din cele citite/văzute de prieteni, filosofări fără sens şi istorii neterminate. Ştiri cu crize cu refugiaţi, războaie interminabile, evaluări tehnologice. Jocuri de tenis/fotbal, conversaţii cu amici şi cunoştinţe, muncă. Plimbări lungi prin parcuri pline cu oameni de succes şi predicatori entuziaşti. Tonete cu îngheţatăşi terase. Tobogane şi leagăne pentru copii. Drumuri în afara oraşuluiieşiri la piscină, vizite de familie în care se discută subiecte variate. Reparaţii la maşină şi asigurări, amenzi. Cumpărături, salarii, carduri. Copii, şcoalăgrădiniţe, parcuri, certuri şiîmbrăţişări. Mese, bicicletă. Efort, odihnă după zile mai lungi de lucru. 

Arta fără artist nu se manifestă aproape deloc. Rămâne să apară sporadic în visele copiilor, fragmente de gânduri scurte în mintea unora. Trasee alternative pe pagini scrise, spații rămase goale în urma evacuărilor, magazine cu rafturi frumos aranjate. Semne alandala pe mâzgălelile elevilor sau studenților, dialoguri absurde la diverse emisiuni, scene nesoluționate din filmele noi de la cinema. Pasaje deocheate în reclamele din pauzele meciurilor, sunete variate. Fragmente din melodii tâmpite la radioul celui de jos ori la televizor în timpul unor vizite. Cărțile rămase necitite, proiecte noi nesoluţionate. 

Feb 19, 2016

Simplified Rhetoric (ongoing video series): Can

see here

Feb 12, 2016

Artists are no big deal (insult)

Artists are garbage 
Artists are the true modern capitalists 
Artists are liars 
Artists will sell you anything 
Artists believe in nothing
Artists are outdated 
Artists are selling you a dead discipline 
For artists it's all about marketing 
Artists do not speak for themselves 
Artists are some of the laziest people 
Artists rarely work 
Artists have no point of view 
Artists see nothing
Artists are mostly drunk when they work 
Artists work so little compared to how much they earn 
Artists often hire someone else to do their work 
Artists romanticize their life 
Artists are the real dilettantes 
Artists have no idea about politics but give opinion all the time 
Artists earn corporate money but play leftists 
Artists have no true principles 
Artists are profitors  
Artists are no big deal 
Artists often don't even know how to draw or paint 
Artists are the biggest charlatans 
Artists are often paranoid or even crazy 
Art has died still artists profit from it as if it were alive 
Artists and curators are modern illusionists 
Artists are spoiled by the rich class so they better represent their interests 

Oct 16, 2015

"Please Vandalize!", in progress


"Generation Piece" in :Baril show, Cazarma U, Art Encounters, Timisoara










(images courtesy of :Baril)

"Generation Piece" with text: This Generation is a Fraud / I am a Fraud.

"Words in a Room" reviewed in Revista Arta - by Cristina Bogdan

(Exhibition view, photo by Diana Marincu)

My recent personal show curated by Diana Marincu @ :Baril received a fairly positive reaction.
Read it here.

May 29, 2013

Un pitic (3/6) - © Mihai IG & Keszeg Agnes


Sep 27, 2012

new show

"Loc pentru foto" at Club Electroputere Bucuresti: http://on.fb.me/QGXZSQ

Aug 31, 2012

new show

Survival Kit Riga: http://www.survivalkit.lv/en/artists/