Gábor Ösz

Gábor Ösz - Exhibition View – Das Fenster

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born 1962 I lives and works in Amsterdam / NL Read more …


Das Fenster (2014) from Gabor Ösz on Vimeo.


Das Fenster, 2014, video 4'25" (dt.)

This installation about the view of Hitler’s house named Berghof built in Obersalzberg south of Germany. The house had that famous four-by-eight meter large window. The window’s monstrous scale and the view it afforded of the mountains were aptly commensurate with the delusion of world domination. Read more …


Pressemitteilung: "DAS FENSTER (THE WINDOW)", 2014 (dt.)

Gabor Ősz (1962 in Ungarn geboren, lebt seit 1993 in Amsterdam) untersucht in seinem Werk die Beziehung zwischen Raum und Bild. Grundsätzlich geht es ihm um die Phänomene der Herstellung und der Wahrnehmung von Bildern, spezifisch durch die Medien Film und Fotografie, welche essentiell aus Licht - also Zeit - ent- und bestehen. Dafür fand er den Begriff ,camera architectura‘. Read more …


Press Release: "DAS FENSTER (THE WINDOW)", 2014 (engl.)

In his three historical projects on National Socialist architecture Gábor Ősz examines views as image in architecture. He relates the existence of camera obscura to architecture and transforms buildings into large cameras to investigate this theory, a method he has named Camera Architectura. Read more …


Gabor Ösz, Tautology 2012 from Gabor Ösz on Vimeo.


Tautology, 2012, video, 6'53" (engl.)

The radiant, white rectangle of a blank projection screen, along with the light beam of an analogue photo enlarger with no negative inserted, or the empty screen of a computer just after it has been switched on, generates a feeling of “before it all began”. Read more …


From Pigment to Light from Gabor Ösz on Vimeo.


From Pigment to Light, 2010, video, 5'2'' (engl., dt.)

I have repainted the corner of my studio in such a way that on black-and-white negative it appeared as a positive image. The opening shots will show the segmented structure of the radiator from close up; then, through the continuing, slow movement of the zoom, the picture field expands. Read more …


The Colors of Black and White, 2010 (engl., dt.)

The basic idea for this project came from my earlier work based on the principle of camera obscura. Similarly to transparency, the Ciba chrome paper produces a direct, positive picture in color. Read more …


József Mélyi about Gábor Ősz (engl./dt.)

What is an image suitable for? What is the image composed of? These two questions are just as important as the one that is most often asked: what is an image? Through years of meticulous research, Gábor Ősz has treated these three problems as parallels and as equally important: in his series, he produces tightly interconnected experimental situations, in which he studies the properties of the image. Read more …


Artist' statement: Prora, 2002 (dt. & engl.)

Eines der Hauptthemen von Gabor Ösz ist der Zusammenhang zwischen Camera Obscura und Architektur. Im Sommer 2002 realisierte er die Serie ‚Prora Project’. Read more …


The Liquid Horizon, 2001 (dt.)

Gabor Ösz hat die Bunker des Atlantikwalls beim ersten Anblick als eine Art war memorial gesehen, als Mahnmale und Relikte des Zweiten Weltkriegs, die ihn interessierten aufgrund ihrer archaischen architektonischen Formen, ihres auf schierer Massivität beruhenden Beharrungsvermögens und ihrer vergangenen Funktion als Beobachtungsposten an ehemals bedeutungsvollen Orten. Read more …


Gabor Ösz, Blow-Up (2010) from Gabor Ösz on Vimeo.