Interview / Artwork of the Week: "The Object"


José Simon
2016/01/13 17:09

The title "artwork of the week" is awarded this week by ArtHungry to the installation made by Tünde Újszászi. We interviewed the textile designer and fine artist, currently preparing for her exhibition in the spring.

Could you tell us a little about yourself? How long have you been active in fine arts?

My name is Tünde Újszászi, I am a freelance fine artist. Officially since 2010 when I graduated from the textile designer program of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.

How (and for who, based on what assignment) was the artwork made and what was your concept?

The artwork was made in 2011, in the year I received the Kozma Lajos crafts scholarship. The concept continued to work with the issues I raised in my thesis, including the spatial character and movement of textile, base material structure, modularity, the problem of creating forms. The artwork was awarded special prize in 2012 at the BKV Prize of Munich.

Am I correct that you are also active in design and textile design, in addition to your fine art projects?

I am happy to cooperate with other artists and designers. I currently make chair seat surfaces and other re-interpreted furniture for Fabrika. I met Barbara Markó and Sára Kele, founders of Stúdió in 2014. The result of our first cooperation was the Loop chair collection, which we presented at the Design Week in the autumn. The photo documentation and the installation related to the exhibition were made by Ákos Rajnai.

What are you currently working on and what are your future plans?

I currently work on a painting project and a video work with Ákos Rajnai. We are preparing our joint exhibition which opens in the spring at the Mono Art & Design gallery.

What do you think about ArtHungry and do you have a favourite artist who you learnt about through this interface?

I am very happy about this initiative, it is really something that has been missing. I like the works of Judit Eszter Kárpáti and Márton Borzák very much. I am just starting to discover many creative artists and I also hope that many more will join in the future.


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