Kámán Szíjártó

b. 1946
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Born in 1946 in Szigetvár, Hungary, Kálmán Szíjártó is painter, graphic designer, film and performance artist, and was one of the founders of the Pécs Workshop art group in 1968. Kálmán Szíjártó’s main teacher and mentor was Ferenc Lantos, who inspired him to explore form, colour and composition.

He has made land art compositions and graphic works, but his most important works are his photographs and videos of these works and of various objects in space. He made one such film with Károly Kismányoki. As of the mid-1980s, he began making animation films for Pannonia Filmstudio. Recent shows of his works have been held at acb Gallery in Budapest (2017), and the PAKS Gallery (2001), and numberous group shows, including at The Vinyl Factory Soho in London (2018), Elizabeth Dee Gallery in New York (2017), and the Neuer Kunstverein in Vienna (2016).

Art gesture, 1974-75

photography, paper (8 pieces), 13 x 18 cm each