At the finissage of the show on 31 August, the catalogue was presented within the framework of a tour of the exhibition, in the presence of the two exhibiting artists, György Bp. Szabó and Gábor Palotai.
Found Pixels is a joint exhibition by two graphic artist who studied at the same academy during the eighties: György Bp. Szabó (1953), who reached his full artistic potential in Los Angeles, and Gábor Palotai (1956), who lives and works in Sweden. It focuses on the themes of separation and coming together. Through analogue and digital renditions of the vibrations of present metropolitan life, it explores the boundaries of two distinct image eras.
The two artists met one another in the Graphics Program of the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts. György Bp. Szabó initially became known for designing posters for alternative bands, with music becoming a defining aspect of his later work as well. He continued his career in graphic art in Los Angeles. In 2005, he moved back to Budapest, where he has since been living and working as a visual artist. Gábor Palotai, after graduating from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, continued his studies at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts. He was quickly recognized on the Swedish scene, where is known as a prominent representative of Scandinavian graphic art, with his own unique voice. In addition to his achievements as a graphic designer, he teaches as a guest professor in a number of design schools in Sweden, and also works in several areas of design and art direction. His work has earned him numerous accolades, including 18 Red Dot Design Awards.
Found Pixels was curated by Fruzsina Kigyós. The photos shows her holding the exhibition catalogue, which can be purchased at a price of HUF 1660 at the Ferenczy Museum (Szentendre, Kossuth L. u. 5.).8213