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Istvan Balogh
Human beings are always in the centre of attention in Istvan Balogh’s works. His earlier works, often large format photographic enactments, referred to literary works such as ‘The Golden Legend’, or they transferred the visual styles of classical painting into contemporary contexts. Lately, the artist’s works have undergone a transformation from single images of perfect composition into a series of photographs in which improvisation is an important feature. Besides photography the artist has begun to produce video works. The element that remained is the interest in physical and mental situations of crossing; places and states of some fundamental insecurity.

Text: Mediations Biennale Poznan 2012
1962 in Bern, CH

Lives and Works in
Zürich, CH


Seit 1993 Dozent an der ZHdK
1984-1988 Fachklasse für Fotografie, Schule für Gestaltung Zürich (heute ZHDK)