András Mengyán

 In his current work, Hungarian artist András Mengyán attempts to find the answers to three questions:

a. How is it possible (if it is possible at all) to comprehend simultaneously the multifaceted nature and qualitative changes and aspects of a perceived environment?
b. Whether there is any means of visually expressing this simultaneous perception?
c. Whether our three dimensional base is adequate to comprehend all of these?

The weighing up of the possibilities of providing an answer led him to a sort of solution, which in short he refers to as:

“Polyphonic Visual Space (‘Simultaneous Spatial-View’) “

Given that the greatest variety of things happens simultaneously in time and space and these continually change, the approach I take for taking into account the relation of the parts in time and space – that is thinking in terms of relationships and alternatives – is predestined.- For me, “polyphonic visual space” means the harmonization, both simultaneously and one after the other, of the events taking place in a space independently of each other. In order to express visually this polyphony, I had to search for terms, which would help me in providing an answer. Without promising completeness I would mention here a few of them: Stereo-metria, polyphony, simultaneity, segmentation, multidimensionality, multiple viewpoints, and layering. These terms and their visual projections are present in all of my work either individually or together. As philosophical thinking is characteristic of me, I use for the most part the language of geometric forms to make my ideas reality. However, this does not exclude the possibility of my using on occasion a thematic (descriptive) language according to the aim and the place.

I build my work on thoughts and their appropriated underlying principles. The search for and understanding of thoughts and underlying principles are my primary concern, because this provides the possibility of giving a personal visual answer and of extending and enriching visual presentation. In my reading, this means that underlying principles can be built into any thought and can be expressed in any formal language.

OXYGEN: Artist Membership Programme

The above artist has enrolled in Kinetica Museum’s artist member programme

Kinetica’s membership scheme was launched in November 2010, and aims to provide Kinetica with the opportunity to extend it’s artist network whilst fostering emerging talent. Oxygen members are entitled to a profile on the Kinetica Museum’s website, and gain access to Kinetica’s interim exhibitions as well as our networks. This year Kinetica is focusing on an international tour, our artist members will have the opportunity to be involved and submit work. For more information on our artist membership scheme, please visit the MEMBERSHIP section on this website.