Award winning artist ADAM MAGYAR shows his fascination with urban life in this first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. His photographs are both surreal and documentary, and are best illustrated by his ‘Urban Flow’ and ‘Squares’ series, where he intentionally distorts perspective to freeze time and motion in an abstract transformation of reality.
'Stainless’ contains photos taken by the artist in New York’s subway depicting passengers on a moving train. These works are made possible through a highly sophisticated camera and computer programme invented by the artist himself.
“It is an ever-present human desire to go further and leave some trace behind in the fraction of the time we are given,” says Magyar. “My drive is not different. I aim to grasp the devices at hand, push towards new frontiers by converting already existing technologies for photography in the hope of coming up with something new, a new device, a new language, a new frontier.”
“He captures this very human yearning in his photographs,” says Karin Weber. “Freezing time, heightening what he calls the drama of our own transience. That relentless search for significance.”
Strictly limited editions of some of his best images from ‘Square,’ ‘Stainless’ and ‘Urban Flow’ (some shot in HK) will be on display during the exhibition.
About the artist
Hungarian Adam Magyar is a winner of America’s International Photography Awards (IPA) in 2009 and receiver of Grand Prize at the Hungarian Press Photo Awards in 2004. A photo from his ‘Stainless’ series was auctioned at the Frieze Art Fair last year to raise money for The Prince’s Trust. He was commissioned for projects involving the new Birmingham Library and Stratford Tube Station in UK. His images appear frequently in many photo magazines including Photo Magazine and British Journal of Photography. His works are collected by Deutsche Bank, the HK Heritage Museum and private collectors in Asia and Europe. He currently lives and works in Germany.
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