MATTER. Adam Magyar. november 22 – december 23, 2023. TOBE Gallery, Budapest – Hungary.

Adam Magyar’s exhibition titled “Matter” marks the artist’s inaugural exhibition in Hungary, making his latest series accessible to the public. Born in 1972 in Debrecen, Adam Magyar is a video and photo based artist whose works are the result of continuous artistic experiments and personal technological developments over the years. The primary theme of his work revolves around the perception of time and the quest to understand it. His artistic contributions are internationally recognized, and his unique aesthetics serve as a reference point in the deepening theoretical debates on AI technology.

Adam Magyar hares his thoughts on the “Matter” series: “No one can truly understand time. As an artist, I study our relationship with the past, future, and present moments, reflecting on the use or non-use of time. The subjective aspect of time has always intrigued me – the weight and beauty of memories, the fear of uncertainty, the emptiness when alone, and the ultimate passing. I am most fascinated when time seemingly stands still for a moment, and unity simply feels right as it is. It’s a beautiful challenge to find the analog flow in the stark forest of causes and consequences. In creating the video and photo series titled ‘Matter,’ I revisited urban locations captured from the same perspective. In my completed works, days and moments are projected onto each other, revealing the flow of time and exposing our faded memories and insignificance. The passage of time becomes visible. Visually, we dissolve, losing constancy. Our boundaries blur. Only the traffic lights remain in their own clearly readable world.”

Adam Magyar works have been exhibited in numerous international solo and group exhibitions, including venues such as the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, New Museum, New York Public Library, Midnight Moment – Times Square, Houston Center for Photography, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest; Vasarely Foundation, Griffin Museum of Photography, Light Work, Saitamia Triennale, Museo Casa Grande, and Néprajzi Múzeum, among others. His works can be found in private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, New York City Public Library, Bank of Montreal, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Deutsche Bank, Light Work, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, BNY Mellon, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Bidwell Projects. Currently based in Berlin, Adam Magyar is represented by TOBE Gallery since 2023.