ARTIST SPOTLIGHT


Szilard Gaspar (b. 1991, RO) Portrait, biography, career facts & selected works.

Action wall by Szilard Gaspar (2017). / Photo: Adriana Oborocean. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.

Szilard Gaspar, born in 1991 in Satu Mare, Romania, is a performance artist and sculptor residing and working in Cluj, Romania. His works are a result of a combination of boxing and Performance Art.


It is clear to say Gaspar has two main avocations in life. The first, being a professional sportsman as a boxer, the second, as an artist. These two activities do not co-exist in separate spheres in the life of the young Romanian, in fact they are intertwined, one drenched in the other. As a result, the first is a thread throughout the latter, transforming boxing into an artistic practice.


One could argue the work of Szilard Gaspar is an ultimate way expression, to embody and externalize a person’s passions and experiences throughout performance and sculpture.[1][2] Transforming energy into matter (Discover more by reading the full interview with Szilard Gaspar Transforming energy into matter).


Career facts


Szilard Gaspar has been exhibiting internationally since 2010. As a result, his work and performances have featured in shows in Romania, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Israel, Hungary, Portugal and Austria. Gaspar is represented by Zorzini F Gallery.[3] He is an emerging artist and is on the up, resulting in top 1.000.000 globally ranking on Artfacts since 2016.[4]



Selected works

(Video) Performance by Szilard GASPAR - ZORZINI Gallery.



Szilard Gaspar standing in front of his Action Wall (2018). / Photo: Marton Zoltan. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.


Three Action Walls (2017). / Photo: Andriana Oborocean. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.



Clay sculpture (2017). / Photo: Marton Zoltan. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.


Human Punch Bag (2019). / Photo: Mihail Onaca. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.



Personal Traces by Szilard Gaspar (2015). / Photo: YAP Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.





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Notes:

[1] Szilard Gaspar, About at http://szilardgaspar.com/about/ consulted 1/11/2020.

[2] Contemporary Art Issue, Szilard Gaspar : transforming energy into matter at https://www.contemporaryartissue.com/post/an-interview-with-szilard-gaspar consulted 1/11/2020.

[3] Zorzini F Gallery, Szilard Gaspar at https://www.zorzinigallery.com/artist-105-Szilard_Gaspar.html consulted 1/11/2020.

[4] Artfacts, Szilard Gaspar at https://artfacts.net/artist/szilard-gaspar/596714 consulted 1/11/2020.



List of illustrations:

Action wall by Szilard Gaspar (2017). / Photo: Adriana Oborocean. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery. Szilard Gaspar standing in front of his Action Wall (2018). / Photo: Marton Zoltan. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery. Three Action Walls (2017). / Photo: Andriana Oborocean. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery. Clay sculpture (2017). / Photo: Marton Zoltan. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery. Human Punch Bag (2019). / Photo: Mihail Onaca. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery. Personal Traces by Szilard Gaspar (2015). / Photo: YAP Studio. Courtesy of the artist and Zorzini F Gallery.




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