Die Zeitung 2009
34 x 45 x 1.5 cm
About Lego Abstract Relief
"There is no ultimate meaning, only interpretation" _Jacques Derrida
The Lego based boards, which I have been working on since 2009, are my most developed series. The basic concept of these pieces was to create a new image by disassembling and recomposing the surface of the works. Deconstruction is a contemporary philosophical trend which can be linked to French philosopher Jacques Derrida and is mainly applied in literary theory.
Its point is disassembling concepts and complete works of literature
and often rebuilding them based on free association.
My Lego - reliefs are based on the same concept: the objects, images practically fall apart and are later re-composed – mainly randomly – to form a recreated whole again.
During my studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts I attended different courses in various departments and experienced that they all have their generally accepted mediums. Being equally interested in photography, painting, sculpture and media art, I looked for a formal solution the technical possibilities of which are still unclear for me, and which allows me to experiment with different combinations of mediums. Playing with Lego does not only mean playing with a certain company’s product. It is a more general concept, probably in the intersection of engineering sciences and free creativity, as it is about creating something new of standardized units.
Like any material, lego has its bound features as well.
In my works, bricks and cubes are tautologically replaced by Legos.
An essential element of the reliefs is the intentional mistake, which demonstrates the aspects and existence of things in their diversity and the supplement, which refers to the absence that derives from the divergence of things.
The development of the human being is based on the absence: the man discovers the meaning of things
by their continuously moving differences. In this process, new absences, which need to be supplemented, constantly arise.
The Lego reliefs follow two main, occasionally overlapping ways.
One of them is construction, which relates to the tradition of the constructivist image - creation as loose paraphrases of Image Architecture ( Bild Architektur ).
The other one is deconstruction, which is based on the pixel as a picture building unit which replaces raster graphics.
The pixel is a picture building tool of contemporary imaging, which can be regarded as a data set made of units that can be disassembled or pieced together, and therefore manipulated as desired.