Toma Gabor

the passer by

Sometimes we are witnesses/ bystanders at occurrences, just watching them from far, we cannot/ need not to/ do not respond or react in any way. The only things we can see are the gestures/ postures, dynamic or static. Time passes, but memories remains…simple impressions of gestures, shapes perhaps meanings.

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Dimensions : 170 cm x 35 cm x 40 cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Weight : 35 kg
Year : 2009
Material : Metal
Technique : Collage
Style : abstract

Toma Gabor

Creative statement Toma’s practice and studio explorations are focused on three-dimensional site-specific sculpture, installation, painting, and drawing. He uses both conventional and unconventional materials, and through modeling or combining them, he strives to either enhance or diminish their characteristics. This approach allows him to suggest ideas in abstract shapes. The works on display suggest changing shapes; they vary from compact, geometrical, or rough organic volumes, to thin, aerated traces in space. His works has explored many themes, such as consumerism and human behavior. Shoppers I-II-III, The Network, The Temporary Monument of the Passerby, and Mass-produced, were all designed to attract the passerby’s instant involvement and response. In his new works, the cuboid-like shape is a modified Platonic volume, becomes a module in an architectural structure or a setting that can be hidden or visible. Inspired by the traces of old buildings one might find in an ancient place, the installation calls to mind how these crumbling individual components now only serve as silent witnesses. However, at one time may have been the key element of a wall, or ceiling, etc. Regardless of their prior functionality, the aesthetic potential overrides the previous story. The public artworks proposed either in the gallery set up or outdoor are for temporary or permanent display, mainly experimental interaction with the passersby and spaces, which are meant to personalize the space and interact with the viewer.

also interesting:

The Network
“Location” - group show, drawing exhibition curated by Dr. Irene Barberis, thejamjar, Al Quoz, part of Crossing the Line – American University in Dubai – “The Network”, live interaction with public variable dimensions
Toma Gabor, Installation
the network – detail
“Location” - group show, drawing exhibition curated by Dr. Irene Barberis, thejamjar, Al Quoz, part of Crossing the Line – American University in Dubai – “The Network”, live interaction with public variable dimensions
Toma Gabor, Installation, Wood
reply
"Silent Conversations"- 12 March until 30th April, Tashkeel, Art Center Gallery, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, UAE
Toma Gabor, Wood, Metal
The shopper II
two pieces composition
Toma Gabor, Metal
Mademoiselle-Riz
three elements displayed on a floor
Toma Gabor, Metal
The temporary monument of the passerby
live interaction with public – Art Night DIFC event, Dubai
Toma Gabor, Others, Mixed Media
The temporary monument of the passerby – detail
public interaction - Art Night DIFC, Dubai
Toma Gabor, Others
The temporary monument of the passerby – detail
public interaction - Art Night DIFC, Dubai
Toma Gabor, Performance, Clay
Mass produced
...multiplying the archetype individual as the ideal man for a “perfect” society - MIND exhibition Dubai Community and Art Center, Dubai, UAE
Toma Gabor, Wood, Metal
cuboid – module
...In this new work, the cuboid-like shape is a modified Platonic volume. It becomes a module in an architectural structure or a setting that can be hidden or visible. Inspired by the traces of old buildings one might find in an ancient place, the installation calls to mind how these crumbling individual components now only serve as silent witnesses. However, at one time may have been the key element of a wall, or ceiling, etc. Regardless of their prior functionality, the aesthetic potential overrides the previous story. variable dimensions displayed during “Versatile” – Annual CFAD Faculty Exhibition, University of Sharjah
Toma Gabor, Ceramics, Concrete
Modules
the cuboid-like shape is a modified Platonic volume. It becomes a module in an architectural structure or a setting that can be hidden or visible. Inspired by the traces of old buildings one might find in an ancient place, the installation calls to mind how these crumbling individual components now only serve as silent witnesses. However, at one time may have been the key element of a wall, or ceiling, etc. Regardless of their prior functionality, the aesthetic potential overrides the previous story
Toma Gabor, Metal, Plastics
cuboid
sketch
Toma Gabor, Others, Paper
the flower launcher
painted and welded mild steel Peanut factory, NC, USA
Toma Gabor, Metal, Steel
MODULES II
The cuboid-like shape is a modified Platonic volume. It becomes a module in an architectural structure or a setting that can be hidden or visible. Inspired by the traces of old buildings one might find in an ancient place, the installation calls to mind how these crumbling individual components now only serve as silent witnesses. However, at one time may have been the key element of a wall, or ceiling, etc. Regardless of their prior functionality, the aesthetic potential overrides the previous story.
Toma Gabor, Bronze, Ceramics
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