Foam 3h: Handbook to the Stars
Exhibition: 13 Sep – 13 Nov 2013
1017 DS Amsterdam
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam
1017 DS Amsterdam
Sat-Wed 10-18 . Thu, Fri 10-21
With his publication Handbook to the Stars (2012) as starting point for the eponymous Foam 3h exhibition, the Hungarian artist Peter Puklus (1980) attempts to portray his own universe and to provide insight into how his photographic works relate to each other: like galaxies in relative proximity to one another that are bound together by their own gravitational force. The images function alongside each another and through one another, have no sequence or chronology, but exist individually even as they form interconnections and follow their own patterns.
Freed from any photographical conventions, Puklus works according to his own logic and interests, shifting naturally between genres, themes and media. In his studies of shapes we encounter fragile constructions, as well as objects to which he has made sometimes simple, sometimes radical alterations with an eye for the interplay of lines and geometric shapes. Like in the studio, his search for formal and three-dimensional aspects is also evident when he takes photographs in natural and urban environments. Where necessary, he exchanges the static for the moving image, combines positive and negative images, and alternates black and white with colour. This exhibition is a representation of how all these aspects coexist in Puklus' universe of images.
Peter Puklus (1980, Kolozsvár, Romania) is a Hungarian artist and photographer. He is currently finishing his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) in photography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest. Last year he published two books: Handbook to the Stars (Stokovec, Space for Culture) and One and a half meter (Kehrer Verlag).
This exhibition has been made possible by Van Bijlevelt Stichting and the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund.