Artist in Residence, May 2016: Lőrinc Borsos


Lőrinc Borsos from Hungary is the Artist in Residence at the Q21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the month of May 2016:

In her current project, she would like to explore the period of the creation of Austrian identity from the early 20th century until the present, with special respect to the similarities and concordances with the Hungarian as well as her own artistic identity. During his residency in Austria, he would like to collect information for his research throughout his personal experiences. He would like to create an enigmatic world by treating the collected material within the domain of global connections, free associations and experimentation with materials. His epigraph for this long term research is from a book titled Katzenmusik by Gerhard Fritsch: “We need to wake up from the dream with the help of the dream we call past.” The artistʼs focus of interest in the project is how Fritschʼs method can be adapted to visual art, namely wherein something is – as Robert Menasse expresses in his book -“…fully composed of symbols, dreamscapes and signs without being symbolist.”

Lőrinc Borsos is a hybrid of two artists: János BORSOS and Lilla LŐRINC. During the first five years of her artistic career, she has focused on examining the possibilities of a self-reflective national identity. Following this period she favoured reflecting on the dark, unjust side of history through self-observation. Her trademark is the shiny black substance derived from the black enamel paint often found in her work. Lőrinc Borsos lives in Székesfehérvár and works in Budapest.