Szilard Gaspar

(b. 1991, RO)

Left image: Marcel Broodthaers, Armoire blanche et table blanche, 1965. Painted furniture with eggshells - 86 x 82 x 62 cm & 104 x 100 x 40 cm. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. / Right image: Michaël Borremans, The Egg IV, 2012. Oil on canvas - 42 x 36 cm. Courtesy of Zeno X Gallery.

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).


Szilard Gaspar is one of the main representatives of the contemporary art scene in Cluj, Romania.


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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