Istvan Orosz

Born in 1951 - Hungary


biography under completion


Orosz István was born the 24 of october 1951 in Kecskemét. In 1975 he graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts. After having finished his studies, he dealt with stage settings, later with animation movies at the Pannónia Filmstudió.
Already in 1977 he was awarded for the best movie at the Festival for Animation Film in Zagreb (Silence). He participated regularly at international art exhibitions, graphical biannuals and film festivals. In 1981 he got the award of the Krakow short film festival; 1986 the first prize of the V. international graphic biannual. In the same year, he got the Derkovits-scholarship and other awards followed. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, the Széchényi Literature and Art Academy and the Hungarian Academy of Arts. Since 1986 he is director at the Pannónia Filmstudió and guest lecturer at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts.
In the 80s he creates the Anamorphoses, which, with a special technique of mirroring, show interlaced images, such as Jules Verne’s portrait above a rocky seashore of the head of the Minotaurus in a maze.
In the 90s the miraculous staircase-series is born, which shows body parts on staircases. According to the angle of view, the figures seem to climb or descend the steps. In the same year, he creates the famous architectural graphics, such as the library window which opens at the same time to the inside and outside. István Orosz shows in his works a singular perspective on time and space. In addition to his graphics he designs posters for theatre, movies and books.
In 2002 he habilitates from the University of Applied Arts. Since 2004 he has been teaching at the Hungarian Institution for Art.

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Selected exhibitions

2011 Tatabánya Contemporary Art Gallery
XIII Exhibition of Artists with a national award
Hungarian Contemporary Artists in China, National Museum of Beijing, China
Hungarian Karma - Poster exhibition, Danish Cultural Institute, Budapest
2010 Parallel dimensions -Bill Ronalds and István Orosz, Galéria IX, Budapest
Koller Gallery, Budapest
2009 Drei-Generationen-Gruppenausstellung von Meistergrafikern, Koller Galéria, Budapest
2008 "Redbad" Kirche
2007-2008 Essen, Grillo Theater
2006 Budapest, Ernst Múzeum
2004 Torun, Galeria Sztuki Wozownia
Den Haag, Escher in Het Paleis
2002 Princeton, Marsha Child Contemporary
Bratislava, Slovenska Narodná Galeria
2001 Sopron, Malersaal
2000 Silkeborg, Kunst Center
Istanbul, Bilgi Üniversitesi
1998 Koppenhaga, Mosting Hus
Bethlehem, (USA) Payne Gallery
1997 Thessaloníki, Aristotelian University

Most important animation films

2008 The lost, MaRa, 8 min.
2004 Time sights. Pannónia Film, 10 min.
2001 Black hole, white hole. Pannónia Film, 4 min.
2001 Faces (with Dóra Keresztes). Pannónia Film, 4 min.
1995 Cry! 1995. Pannónia Film, 3 min.
1989 Vorsicht, Treppe! Pannónia Film, 6 min.
1989 The garden, Pannónia Film, 6,5 min.
1987 The golden bird (with Dóra Keresztes)
1985 Garabonciák (with Dóra Keresztes)
1984 Ah Amerika! Pannónia Film – Magyar Televízió, 30 min.
1984 Apokrif, (with Harris L.)
1980 Dream reader. Pannónia Film, 7 min
1978 A sótartó felé. Pannónia Film, 5,5 min.
1977 Silence. Pannónia Film, 5 min.

Works in public collections

Art M., Lahti
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest
M. Escher Foundation, De Baarn (NL)
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Modern Graphic Art Museum, Kairo
Moravská g., Brünn
Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main
The Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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