Gábor Kerekes (1975 –) is the contemporary master of the genre of paper collage anchored in a significant tradition. Despite his qualification as painter, the academic streams seemed to keep his art in a narrow frame. His imagination materialized for many years in extensive site-specific installations and environments composed often with light and audio elements, too. His space poems built from Paris to Istambul have slowly grown out the galleries and public spaces and expanded into worlds. We can get an insight into these imaginary little universes through his paper collages he has been creating for ten years evoking the artisan traditions of art with their time-consuming quality. The base unit of his artworks is a planetful of living space, which can mean a crowdedly bustling globe with colorful buildings or a monumental airship transporting a whole civilization.
Through his methods, Kerekes explicitly aims to draw attention to the importance of. The materials used for his creations are newspapers to be shredded received from publishing houses. The artist reorganizes these images abolishing the well-known visual language of the traditional media and creates unknown landscapes to be explored.
His gesture annuling the original meaning of press photo and repositioning them as a part of a whole standing for nothing on their own, leaves behind the nowadays fashionable style of creating based on a (press)photo, and keeping the basic function of art in mind, he is constructing while deconstructing. The exhibition FUTUR X gives a comprehensive selection from the paper collages of the Derkovits scholarship awarded artist.866