Thursday, December 03, 2009

Way to go Ildikó

Two new works we bring to you by Hungarian-born artist Ildikó Kalapács with her personal comments on each painting.

"This work depicts a poor Roma girl in Transylvania (whom I photographed) and a girl from a bourgeois family photographed in a studio in the USA early 20th century. It is set against a background patterned like an Eastern European wall." 18"x24"

"I use two images of homes (one without and one with a fence) to refer to how some cultures isolate themselves. I also use two different languages (the words mean "border), one Hungarian and one Arabic. Not being able to communicate and understand another culture indicates different kind of borders." 24"x36"

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