Buczkó György

buczko_gyorgy-1“I extend a line to form a body, transforming it to the space. The Japanese are very competent in it.” Two Grand Prices from Japan and the honoring attention of the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art are proof of that. “Only a few people is handling the glass as artistic material. Those seeing it as raw material produce typically decoration, sculpture-like object, or nostalgic ware. The artist has only sense of ratios, of space, and of forms – and he is looking for a due material.                                                                                                                         .

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The ’glass pockets’, made of furnace glass, are invoking exciting moments of our public life. Their titles are characteristic: ’Billegality’, ’Desktop Monument of Bureaucracy’, ’Multipocket-bleeding Country’, ’Wind-oriented Decision’, ’Ill-fated Left Pocket’, ’Award of Great Pouch’, ’See You at the Deposit Desk’.

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Glasswork at the furnace needs serious physical strength. It is difficult to handle that weight at the end of the blowpipe. “ It was that two pipes were broken”.

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“All values were overturned. The sole certain point in our life is the plumb-bob: its tip is always points down. “ A similar object is hanging above the large conference table of the Guardian Group’s headquarters in Michigan. This group employs 18 000 people in 25 countries, and it has the Orosháza Flat Glass Plant in Hungary.

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The Art Lectorate, responsible for ordering public sculptures, officially identified three thematics: an event, a person, and a spatial form. The “nonfigs” made the latter. For the nonfigurative objects something needed to invent, that makes sense to do it.

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Every period has its own culture of public sculptures. You could ask, of course, why should have dismantled the glass sculpture at the main square of Salgótarján? This monument commemorated even the glass industry, previously providing livelihood and reputation to the city.

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Or, why it had to be removed the light-object of the Budapest-Ferihegy airport? It was an internationally recognized work. Instead they opened there a mall. But, if anything in the art, the light sculpture was a really Hungarian invention. The mural statue at the facade of the Arena Plaza at Budapest had to be removed because it partly covered the advertising canvas.



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