TAMÁS KASZÁS

About the Art of Tamás Kaszás

Kaszás usually creates complex projects inspired by theoretical researches later during the process using traditional and new media as well. Mixing poetic images with useful inventions in his exhibiting practice autonomous art pieces appear mostly with special constellations in the frame of large installations (visual aid constructions – as he call them). His projects generally based on social questions and spiritual science. Keywords as collectivity, collapse and survival, living in nature, self sustainability and autonomy, theory vs practice, folk science, home made homes, cargo cult, fictional anthropology, visual aid, etc. might give an idea about his most important topics.
According to his conceptual background Kaszás tries to make an economic and ecologic art practice using mostly cheap or recycled materials, techniques easily available for everyone and designing easy-to-make structures. For this reason he not only collects and follows but wish to develop the collective knowledge of folk science. Beyond the institutional art field he is also interested to work in public space or using immediate artistic methods. He often works in different collaborations, first of all with Anikó Loránt (Ex-artists’ collective) and Krisztián Kristóf (the Randomroutines).