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Self Critical Portrait


2013-2016 | project | Co-Authors: Kata Oltai curator, art historian; Gábor Szenteleki, painter

"Lőrinc Borsos is a fictitious contemporary artist called to life by János Borsos and Lilla Lőrinc in 2008. He is active mainly in the genres of painting and installation, but being faithful to conceptual traditions, he never stops seeking the most appropriate medium, technique and language for addressing the explored context. Besides projects of a personal tone, he reflects on current and universal social and political phenomena." This was how the artist duo defined themselves in 2013. They invited Gábor Szenteleki and Kata Oltai to temporally extend their personality.

It became clear at the start of the project that the tools used for self-scrutiny and self-definition would not only be the ones traditionally used by art history, but also those employed in affiliated disciplines, such as sociology, cultural anthropology or psychology, as well as mechanisms of entirely disassociated fields. Besides the quest for real answers, these inquiries have made it possible to scrutinize ingrained responses, role clichés and methods of resolution.

How far does the supposedly omnipotent role of the artist extend; the hallmark and style, as qualities of identification and recognizability (expected even by art trade); the necessary or superfluous, symbiotic or parasitic role of the curator as facilitator or hindrance? Is undertaking a critical condition in a public art scene that prescribes progressiveness equivalent to suicide? Can private life and artist identity be merged? As an artist duo, are they dominated by their female or male identity? Do they have to make a choice as to what kind of dynamic moves this relationship? Is all of this sustainable in a private partnership (marriage)?

The participants have considered themselves equal creative partners from the start, their roles put down in a contract, their negotiations logged. With the help of the project as well as psychotherapy, Borsos and Lőrinc have re-examined their relation to the hybrid artist brought to life by the two of them. Szenteleki’s role has been to attempt to visualize the emerging anomalies in painting while reinventing his own pictorial language. The cyclically reconceptualized process has been consolidated through the coordinating and analytical role of the curator.


The paintings created throughout the Self-Critical Portrait project (2013-2016) are the work of painter Gábor Szenteleki (author 1), co-authored by curator and art historian Kata Oltai (author 2), and signed by visual artist Lőrinc Borsos (author 3).


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Hero | Study I., II, II.

Exhibition view | kArton Gallery, Budapest

 
Representative Thug

2014 | oil on wood panel | 120x 80x 5 cm

 
Representative Thug

Exhibition view

 
Nine fingers

2014 | oil on canvas
 | 90x70 cm

 
Little Prick

2014 | oil on canvas
 | 80x60 cm

 
Superartist

2016 | print, foil, plexiglas picture frame
| 21x29,7x5 cm

Photograph of the DeBono meeting in 2014 rendered impersonal.

 
De Bono sketches 7, 8

2014 | pen, paper, 25 pieces |
21x29,7 cm

 
 
Agreement

2014 | print | A/4 | signed by: Borsos, Lőrinc, Oltai, Szenteleki

 
Psychomorph Study IV.

2014 | acrylic on paper
 | 57x40,5 cm

 
What Size

2015 | oil on canvas
 | 20x20 cm

 
Sweetie Pie

2015 | oil on canvas | 
65x50 cm

 
Wound Licker

2015 | oil on canvas | 
45x35 cm
Exhibition view | kArton Gallery, Budapest

 
Wound Licker

2015 | oil on canvas | 
45x35 cm

 
Rectal Creature

2015 | oil on canvas
 | 40x50 cm

 
Beast

2016 | oil on canvas | 
35x45 cm
exhibition view | 2015 | Mindsets, FKSE, Budapest | Photo: Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó

 
Beast

2016 | oil on canvas | 
35x45 cm

 
Exhibition view

2015 | Mindsets, FKSE, Budapest | Photo: Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó

 
Peripheric Object

2015 | Mindsets, FKSE, Budapest | Photo: Áron Kútvölgyi-Szabó

 
Glomance

2016 | oil on canvas | 20x20 cm

 
House (black)

2015 | oil and enamel on canvas
 | 20x20 cm

 
Temporary Event, Labor Gallery, 17-19. June 2015 (Documentation)

2015 | Exhibition view | kArton Gallery, Budapest | photo: Bianka Dancseniko

 
Homeward Bound (backside)

2015 | Exhibition view | kArton Gallery, Budapest

 
Homeward Bound

2015 | oil on canvas
 | 90x60 cm

 
Flag

2015 | lacquer, zip-tie, flagpole | 20x200 cm

 
Temporary Event, Labor Gallery, 17-19. June 2015

(Documentation)

 
Scared of the Lightning

2015 | oil on canvas
 | 60x75 cm

 
Parasite II.

2015 | oil on canvas
 | 80x60 cm

 
Not a Pear

2015 | oil on canvas, enamel paint
 | 20x20 cm

 
Flag - reversed reproduction (umbrella)

2016 | print on paper | 30x40 cm

115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Bibliographical Collection

2016 | print and pen on paper, post-it
| varying size | conception: Kata Oltai | assistant: Eszter Márkus

115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Bibliographical Collection (detail)

2016 | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Who is Who

2016 | installation | giant poster | varying size
2016 | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Statement Object I.

2016 | wardrobe, lightbox | Special thanks to Péter Halász

115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Statement Object I. (detail)
 
Exhibition view

2016 | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
House (wounded)

2015 | oil on canvas | 20x20 cm

 
Statement Object II, III

2016 | cone, chalcopyrite, zip-tie, plastic | 9x15x5 cm
2016 | glass, cone
 | 12x8x5 cm

 
Helicon

2015 | rain gutter guard, solar powered lamp, wood board
 | 40x40x10 cm

 
Helicon

2016 | 
Exhibition view | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Hider

2016 | mask (2 pieces), colour printed cotton, clothespin | Special thanks to Erik Mátrai | 
bathrobe (2 pieces) L, XL

Exhibition view | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Love Corner

2016 | 
Exhibition view | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Love Potion

2016 | schnapps on fruit bed, bottle, plastic pedestal | 10x24 cm

 
Random Feature

2013-2016 | video, 720x576 Pal, 23'09" | subtitles: Márk Radics | Special thanks to Thyris Clinic, NKA
2016 | 
Exhibition view | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest

 
Woman in love

2016 | wav loop | 3'15" | red bulb, toilet | special thanks to Barbra Streisand

Exhibition view | 
115-106 Apatment Gallery, Budapest