Csilla Szabo

Csilla Szabo

MEDIUM: Photography
CITIES: Berlin and Budapest

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Csilla Szabo is a photographer and professional printer born in Budapest currently living and working in Berlin. She began as the apprentice of renowned American photographer Jeff Cowen and as a printer for various artists such as Antanas Sutkus and Arja Hyytiainen.
Parallel to her printing work, Csilla has developed her own analogue, black and white photography collection, which can be found in different art collections in New York, Paris, Hong-Kong, Berlin and Budapest. Csilla’s photographs are a profound reflection about light. The artist portrays minimum objects and enlightens them to create a high contrast which, when captured by a camera, becomes a piece of art worthy of admiration. These small portraits painted with light have a great emotional effect on the viewer, who may inadvertently navigate through the forms and patterns that Csilla has created in her studio.
We are pleased to introduce a series of analog photographs created by Csilla. All works are artisanal silver gelatin prints, hand made by the artist and printed on Ilford Warmtone Glossy Fiber Paper. Limited editions of 7 prints per size, available in two sizes, including a white border of 4-7cm according to size, signed and numbered by the artist.

IN MY OWN WORDS
“I work with analogue cameras and shoot black and white film. My attention has turned towards photographing abstract still lifes, or rather, I find myself taking pictures of light itself, using objects to capture the play of light and shadow and the visual rhythm between these two siblings, the sometimes faded border between them, their reflections, opacities. Play is essential to my practice. I am continually falling in love with shapes, forms, beautifully broken things.
My working method is essentially divided between working with my 35mm camera, and with subjects ready, staged by others or by chance outside; and work in the studio’s controlled atmosphere with my 4×5” Linhof Technika, where I often spend hours arranging and rearranging the photographed objects until they reveal a certain reflection of my own eye.
I approach my subjects with an analytic attitude, later creating larger-than-life-sized images of tiny wonders in the darkroom. In this way I am able to showcase the minute details invisible to the naked eye, revealing a hidden world that speaks in the intuitive language of emotion, unlike its hardened opponent, the intellect. My intention is to slow down the viewer, to get them lost in the details, by following patterns and forms that the mysterious phenomenon of light inevitably draws.”

EDUCATION
2007 Photographic Studies, Práter Photography School, Budapest, Hungary

EXHIBITIONS
2016 spring 'Photographic work' - StilSpiel Designraum, Berlin
2015 winter 'Light and shadow' - PH21 Gallery, Budapest
2015 summer 'Oase' - Povvera Projektraum, Berlin

PUBLICATIONS
Brennpunkt - Magazin für Fotografie 2016

Please send all inquiries about this artist to info@artiggallery.com


  • Minutia 15

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €800
  • Gleam 8

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600
  • Gleam 10

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600
  • Haze 3

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600
  • Meanwhile 5

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600
  • Meanwhile 6

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600
  • Minutia 14

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600
  • Streak 8

    Csilla Szabo
    Photography
    €600

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