ZOLTÁN SZEGEDY-MASZÁK

About the Art of Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák

Since the early 90’s, the beginning of his career as intermedia artist, the analogue and digital feedback and the algorithms interpreting or generating digital images and imaging data have remained as integral elements in Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák’s work. The Visual Communication, an interactive work, reflects these basic ideas.
Although being an international well-known figure of digital or computer art, Szegedy-Maszák’s photographic œuvre contains pieces executed solely with analogue technique. “I applied photographical methods in almost every early works of mine – confesses the artist –, yet none of my visual artworks, whether they involve analogue or digital imaging, contain photography in a traditional sense. I use the definition Images of Light, which sounds both bombastic and somewhat kitsch, merely because I have failed to find a better description for my real intent. I have never been interested in recording a scene or an object; my real concern has always been the experimentation with optical imaging, or with light as a phenomenon of nature.”

Gergely Ligetfalvi