So far the work of Gábor Kristóf (1988) has been presented only once in the Czech Republic, at that was during the 7th Litomyšl Symposium. This young artist was born in Slovakia, however today he is more established on the Hungarian art scene (he studied at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest, he was nominated for Esterhazy Art Award and was chosen to be the representative of the Hungarian scene for the Visegrad Artist Residency Program for a nonprofit organization Brooklyn Art in General). In his work we can find many interesting links to the local artists tendencies that further develop the heritage of modernism and thus shift the medium of paintwork to its edge.

The artwork of Gábor Kristóf comes to life in number of long-term well developed series that have the common interest in movement on the edge between the typical standardized production of goods and the uniqueness as the expected quality factor of an art work. There is a new artwork from the Polychrome monochromes serie being especially prepared for the Kabinet T space, where the artist uses the technology of powder varnishing based on work with standardized spectrum of colour pigments (RAL) within its industrial use. By mixing these pigments into his own blends, Gábor Kristóf creates ´monochromes´ that stand against the above mentioned logic if standardization and thus they open the space for creativity and creation there where would only be production.

The tension created by the contrasting energy of production and creation will be presented at the Dust On a Shelf exhibition not only by the use of the mentioned technology but also by the way of installation that should overcome any conventional concepts of gallery painting presentation. In doing so, there is no desire to shock by something new but it is more of a consistent effort to find an aspect of diverted (not anymore entirely industrial but still quite rational) logic of image production that is thoroughly imprinted into the way of image perception by the viewer.