Levente Sulyok, modern art, contemporary art, contemporary painting, contemporary american painting, contemporary hungarian art, contemporary hungarian painting, conceptual painting

Philosophical Context:
My central interests are concerned with the mechanisms of the phenomenon when human desire (driven by various cultural ideals) is projected outward, then immediately re-produced, packaged and finally consumed by its very source as something it lacks.

Artist Statement:
An immeasurable amount of opinions, images and expressions are now released into the world every millisecond. Yet, there are far fewer ideas and gestures around than there are individuals. So, it is likely that some of the time these ideas express us rather than the opposite. It is also likely that a good amount of available ideas have been co-opted to promote this, that, or the other thing. As a result, and probably more often than we realize, we are vehicles for ideas and agendas external to us.

But there are also endless possible permutations of this limited array of ideas. Their creative combination reveals the underlying motivations of those who are most invested in managing them; often pointing to gaps, glitches and voids in their logic. The moments where these revelations occur become breathing space for me as a maker, and I hope the resulting work provides room for active and thoughtful engagement by others.