Gábor Városi - Stories, Artworks, Artistic periods

112 Photographs are made up of a rich set of elements, each fragment plays an important role in the process of image-making. The left-right swaying backs are sometimes shown alone, sometimes paired up. Arms and hands dance, hair unravels and falls in a sizzling stream. The superimposed / projected bodies interact with each other by being absorbed into each other’s physical and spiritual aura, as they breathe together through transparency. Darker and lighter tones alternate constantly, thus giving the images a pulsating rhythm. The white space surrounding the bodies gives a sense of infinite freedom. And then some kind of arche comes to mind, because one likes to compare things to find the common root. I considered the parameters of the images: naked bodies, athletic muscles, sinews, arching movement, and in several of the works, the head of a hand weight. That’s how I found a forerunner with similar characteristics, a classical Greek sculpture. This is the work of Myron the Greek sculptor from the 5th century BC, and the sculpture: the Discus thrower. All the parameters were right. In Városi’s pictures, however, instead of the discus, the hand weights, also circular, play a privileged role. And the circle, as we know, is a symbol of completeness and perfection in many significant cultures. Csaba Kozák art historian