Interview: Edit Szur-Szabo
Luca Curci talks with Edit Szur-Szabo during LONDON CONTEMPORARY International Art Fair at THE Line Contemporary Art Space
Edit Szur-Szabo Budapest based artist on the field of contemporary architectural stained glass, mosaic installed furnitures, objects and plexy performance design forms. After she studied at Hungarian Applied Art University she took master degree in industrial design faculty. Her interest towards the world ’s fluctuating motion determines the material she chooses as an expressing way of making peoples mind bond. We can follow her art activities, objects as well as in Hungary and in several European exhibiton in Germany, France, UK. She participates in ITSLIQUID GROUP’s exhibiton the second time. First in Venice in Miseracordia dell’Abbazia, 2018, second in London line contemporary, 2019.
Luca Curci – Which subject are you working on?
Edit Szur-Szabo – Recently I have returned from London. I participated in London Line Contemporary exhibition by ITSLIQUID GROUP. I am fulfilled with energy and impressions. I’m continuing the preparations to my solo exhibition in Zadar as I am invited to the Ancient Glass Museum from 5th May 2019 till 15th September 2019.The exhibiton entitled: MEDITERRANEAN MESSAGE-CATWALK.CATWALK is a special serie of mine one of the mosaic cats was presented in London line contemporary.Our world is full of eagerness to information. The channels such as facebook, messenger, viber, whatsapp make a huge platform to express this hunger.
LC – What is your creative process like?
ESS – Well, my creative process can be divided into several activities: making artworks for comissions,decorating home and common building spaces with architectural glass,or execution bathroom wellness area with mosaic installed surfaces. Preparing individual artworks for exhibitons. My special themes are in connection with our modern life in which the cars play a special role. That is why I made architectural stained glasses to VOLVO, FORD, mini Berlin. These stained glasses could have been visited in Budapest and in Berlin. Teaching mosaic in my Studio.
LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
ESS – Yes. World is my theme. I curiously open my eyes and mind so as to collect all sensitive details of it. After that fact I melt them into different materials: glass, mosaic tiles, plexy or whatever.
LC – How is being an artist nowadays?
ESS – I think the way of expressions of art changed a lot. Performances, media art, sreet art are in focus. World is in a high motion, artists follow it on their own ways.
LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
ESS – As for me, I create continously. I can’t declare my messenger cat was created to the festival or to even an exhibition. My mentality is that things happen in a flow. After that somehow they find their own places in the universe.
LC – Do you agree with our vision of art and what do you think about the theme of the festival?
ESS – Yes I can say, absolutely agree with your visions of art. The themes of the ITSLIQUID GROUP are always in large scale. The main questions of the mankind are summarised.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
ESS – I guess collaboration with ITSLIQUID group is not a question of suggestion, it happens fluidly. It is some kind of resonance between ITSLIQUID group and the artist.
LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
ESS – Yes. It is a type of together-breath in a special non-verbal way. Light athmosphere and flexible together working mixture always a good function for me.
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
ESS – ITSLIQUID GROUP is not the question of suggestion. It is a must have feeling.