My Student Loan Debt in HUF

The experimetal project based on a painting tries to solve by the devices of art the difficulties of the artist in the social and economical situation in 2009. He uses taking on his human frailties and a personal intonation and let him initiate a dialogue – outside of the closed art scene – with the whole society.

The picture was sold exactly the same price: 789.279 HUF presenting on the painting, the debt was repaid promptly.


My Student Loan Debt in HUF
2008 | oil, glaze, nail polish, acrylic, feltpen on canvas | 150x200 cm | Esterházy Private Foundation’s Collection

All numbers have a symbolic meaning reflecting on my former lifestyle in the indicated period.


Payment Certificate
2009 | certificate of the repaid debt

Media reflects on the project

Comment Collection
2009 | T-Shirts with comments on an article about the project
(András Földes / Megfestette Diákhitelét, nem kellett fizetnie / Képgyár blog / 2009.07.) | 14 pieces

Left: "Congratulations. They rather go hoeing on potatofields with the foundation."

Right: "If everybody hoes on potatofileds than Hungary would be a big potatofield only."

Comment from an expert
2012 | T-Shirt

"Lőrinc Borsos has simbolically ruined the reputation of hungarian art in 2009" István Hajdu, 2011.

This sentence was told by István Hajdu, the editor in chief of BALKON art magazine in a broadcasting called "Alkotás útja" in Tilos radio about what happened in the hungarian art scene in the year 2011. He also mentioned that our project "My Student Loan Debt in HUF" touched him so deeply in 2009 (!) he decided to give up writing in some forums.