Molnar Art Gallery: RAJCSÓK Attila/ Core of a Thought

Attila Rajcsók – Cor of a Thought

The exhibition Core of a Thought is the fulfillment of Attila Rajcsók’s longtime experimentation. The artist’s interest is focused on experimenting with the material, observing the properties of steel and straining it to the extreme. He reaches the balance with only one or two fixed points. His biomorf works contain simultaneously a resting position and the energy of a dynamic movement.

Rajcsók began his journey of experimentation during which he searched for ways of processing steel, through which using industrial methods he created gigantic and smaller scale sculptures inspired by natural forms. The works exhibited in the exhibition Core of a Thought also belong to this process. The piece Gemma, a 3 meter long and human size sculpture, made in 2011, represents an important period in this series – it feels almost as the artist would have frozen the moment before a launch. The primal meaning of the fraze Gemma is carved diamond, but it also stands for the sprout or burgeon of a plant. Both of these meanings characterize these sculptures made from solid industrial materials, but growing into organic features. The ethereal, balancing forms created from substantive material bear the duality themselves of rigid and nimble, living and artificial. 

Rajcsók presents sphere-like shapes by the delicate fitting of the cambered steel-sheets. Such sculpture is the work Core of a Thought made from concentric shapes, which resembles to the growth of plant-like organisms, but also can be interpreted as an allegory of dynamic processes and structures of human thinking. Its sources can be found in nature if we observe the plants or the ancient fossils, like for example the ammonites. In his sculpture Whorl he reinterprets in space these forms inherited through carvings. Rajcsók’s sculptures van be seen also as the modeling of a blade of grass bent under the weight of a bug, sprouting tree-branch or twisted tree-trunk. They also contain the energies of a dynamic growth, the continuous change of nature hidden to the bare eyes. Also the coloring of these statues refer to nature – the vibrant red and grass-green all refer to nature and in the same time they form a contrast to the raw color of steel.  

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