29 March 2014

"Bartók" Video projection, Budapest, Spring festival
Szöllősi, Bánki, Zana

25 October 2013

Scenic projection design

András Sütő: Dream Commando
, Director: János Szász,
Pesti Theatre, Budapest, 2013

Géza Szöllősi (Plan, Design)
Krisztián Zana (Photo, Video)
Ákos Bánki (Edit, Composit)
Photo: Krisztián Zana

20 September 2013

A Nagy Füzet (Le Grande Cahier)

... Az ikerpár által írt napló lapjai látványos és rendkívül kifejező animációkban elevenednek meg a vásznon, vizuálisan téve átélhetővé azt a küszködést, amellyel a gyerekek igyekeznek valamifajta belső rendet teremteni a körülöttük dúló káoszban. A nagy füzetben ezek egyedül azok a pillanatok, amikor a képek önálló jelentésteremtő erőre tesznek szert, és ez azért nagyon fontos, mert az ikrek számára a naplószerű írás maga a túlélőfelszerelés. A számukra érthetetlen okokból és fordulatokkal zajló háború követhetetlen eseményeinek füzetben történő sajátos feldolgozása révén a gyerekek azt hiszik, egy csakis rájuk érvényes, önálló értékrendet és világot hoztak létre, pedig csak a háború logikáját termelik kíméletlenül újra. ...
Revizor, Gyenge Zsolt
(Szász János A nagy füzet c. filmjéről)

25 August 2013


in film Opium, 2007


János Szász: Le grand cahier (A nagy füzet)

Agota Kristof: "Le Grande Cahier" a feature film by János Szász

Picture-book: Agota Kristof: Le Grande Cahier
A film props in "Le grande cahier" - a feature film by János Szász
Created: Géza Szöllösi Calligraphy: Zsuzsa Szász-Benczúr, Film stills: Tamás Dobos, Repro: Krisztián Zana

János Szász: Le grand cahier, trailer (A nagy füzet)

14 May 2013

04 May 2013

Hungarian Panda

Hungarian panda / Cow No. 8, 2013, taxidermied cow head, ∅ 50 cm

17 April 2013

Plastination I.

Vagina Refreshing/No.: 1 (Szerénke), 20x10x30 cm, 2010, animal flesh,
plastination, (photo: Krisztian Zana)

Plastination II.

Vagina Refreshing/No.: 2 (Cock style), 20x10x30 cm, 2010, animal flesh,
plastination (
 a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced
impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are
replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are
subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for
research and teaching"), (photo: Krisztian Zana)

Yuka, 2004-2013

Portrait/Yuka from Japan, 2004-2013, animal flesh, formaldehyde, resin
Portrait/Yuka from Japan, 2004, animal flesh


Project Flesh/My Loves/Venus, 2012, animal flesh (photo: Krisztian Zana)

13 April 2013

Scenic projection design

Zsigmond Móricz Theatre, Nyiregyháza, Hungary
DIR.: Csaba Tasnádi
scenic projection design: Géza Szöllősi, Ákos Bánki

30 December 2012

Organs and Extasy

Project Flesh/The table 2004-2012, animal flesh, platinationed animal flesh,
formaldehyde, glass, resin, silicon...

19 December 2012

Concept art

Concept art of "Léderer Case" a film plan by János Szász

22 September 2012

Unnatural - Natural History, Bristol

"Finally, as a lifelong vegetarian I had to admit to being worried by the inclusion of Geza Szollosi’s Cows.I don’t think it’s right to chop up animals in the name of art. But the Cows are actually among my favourite pieces. Pretty much everyone viewing the show will eat meat, wear leather, or consume animal products to some extent. Many common art materials contain bits of dead animal. Leaving the animal in recognizable form is not worse, and for me at least, Szollosi’s artworks posses an honest message." by Penny Tristram
Bristol's Royal West of England Academy
Cow 07 (Hungarian Panda I.)

21 March 2012

On the cover!

(Hungarian) Flash Art, New Deities: Joseph’s libido

In his approach, Geza Szöllsői’s ’prayer mats’ are closest to his series, ’Suzuka and her friends’ . He reuses photo-based pictures, founded on the internet, and transforms them into new works. He makes samples just like Andy Warhol did with the newspaper cuts and  silkscreen – or we could say, as Warhol would most likely do today, using the technological opportunities of the 21st century.
Szollosi digitalizes and redraws the images, places them in a new context, and, finally, puts the pictures made from his own scene set, sometimes in a heraldic way, on an altar.
In the structure of the ’carpet prints’, all the small details and figures appear to be used as secondary elements. At first sight it might seem that the only common feature is the mighty colour and figure orgy. The organizer concept of the ’pictorial poets’ is apparently random, but even the smallest piece is placed with intention. The similarity to the Rotschenko poster is also intended, as is how he organises the characters while using profane and sacral symbols. Our own chaotic world looks back from each and every artwork to us.
Complicated coherences, dimly foreshadowed connection systems, members of secret societies, all are woven in to the deep secrets of the canvas  building up an unfathomable symbol systems. Late politicians, dictators, pop and cartoon icons, still alive but soon becoming key people of history, sexist symbols, sado-masochistic masks, and those who are adored in secret, because they are not accepted by society and those who are glorified in public because this is the expectation.
There is no mention of plagiarism. Is it the provocation of the bourgeois? Confrontation? Reflection? Perhaps! Or, the deep reality hiding under the surface of the reality or just fantasy?
This is what everyone has to decide by themselves.
„This project is my way of dealing with an infantile spiritual questing in today’s life, where there are no religions, traditions and rules. What is left is global, atheist pop-culture. That is why I wish to rebuild an existing/non-existing religion, starting with a single prayer mat or other religious objects as I already start preparing for a new faith. We wander around like children, collecting different elements and objects from our world and start to play with them in an attempt to build up our own reality. The defeat seems inevitable. But this is exactly why we are doing more and more to lift ourselves.”

05 March 2012

New Deities - Exhibition in Nextart Gallery /H/

Géza Szöllősi‘s New Deities exhibition opened to a full house. Fans of the artist and gallery regulars packed NextArt Galéria last week to take in first hand some psychotic imagery, a pictorial to the diary of a madman. And let me tell you, the works of art are impressive mash-ups; detailed to the hilt, vivid colours, stories over-saturated with images. You just jump from one detail to the next and in the process you’re drawn deeper into a world of chaotic comicbook madness. The detailed prints articulate a caricature of ideology, an interpretation of modern history, atheism, a critique of the perversions both of consumer society and global politics all framed in conspiracy paranoia, and ironically the medium of choice is the prayer mat. The titles of the works are mysterious allusions to secret societes, covert operations, pop culture: my personal favorite: Pinay Cercle. If Szöllősi would ever think of selling out, he should be silk screen these graphics onto t-shirts. Guaranteed to be an overnight success. You can check out the exhibition is until March 31st. I highly recommend it.

01 March 2012

Stuff My Head With Religion!

Szöllősi Géza’s New Deities
Departing from his Victor Frankenstein fusion of fur and flesh, Szöllősi Géza in his exhibition New Deities applies his polymorphic amalgamating talents to the concept of religion. Building on his past computer generated pattern pieces which are half Hermes, half Gilbert and George, he uses the Eastern Thangka form to present a colorful series of interpretations of  new deities or parables.  Using B-movie images, Side Show characters, politicians, and pop icons, Szöllősi creates colorful tableaus pairing Hugo Chavez with lemurs and Star Wars Stormtroopers with Sealboy.  Of course for those that prefer a more retro feel, there are a few of Söllősi’s earlier taxidermied cow heads to round out the show.Budapesthurts.Com Bullet Shih