Born 1975 in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.

Currently lives and works in London.

 

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The main medium Szabó uses in his practice is clay — in particular London clay. He creates abstract sculptural forms by fusing together materials found on the streets of London and objects found in scrap yards. From industrial brick, metal, nails and screws, to gravel, stone and wood, he works with materials irrespective of their purpose. His work is intuitive, process-based, and materially sensitive — constantly responding to the transformation and amalgamation of matter.

His working process reflects the multicultural and multi-layered fabric of urban society — particularly that of London — in its state of flux and on-going transformation. This observation is extended to the relationship between urban development and nature, in a search for balance between two seemingly opposing forces.

István Szabó