Tibor Foeldes (*1957, Bratislava)
Photographer, setdesigner, location manager, architect
lives and works in Zurich Switzerland
Study of Architecture, Design and Set Design for Film in Pressburg and Budapest
The beginnings of Tibor Foeldes’s photographic work are in analog black and white photography. Having grown behind the Red side of the Iron Curtain, the possession of a photographic apparatus in the Slovakian town was a privilege. The black and white photography fascinates him in its complexity to this day. It focuses the attention of the artist on the essential and the essence and he worked out in his own development laboratory.
Long perspectives, intense shadows and reduced color are the most important forms of expression in his artistic work. The longing of the artist is wide, empty landscapes in which he totally got washed in, coming from another world. Objects created by human hands place a counterpoint or fit homogeneously into the landscape. Endless lines in architecture ending in the nowhere, hovering, creating an easiness, give his photography peace in an urban environment. He move between the interfaces of analog and digital photography. The artistic position is supposed to be opposed to the digital mass photography.
In the digital processing of the photographic material, the photographic subject is not processed and altered, the material is retained in its original form. The artist is particularly interested in using the potential of the photography for the transformation and discovering and designing new images of reality. At the same time, it transforms reality into a new image of the reality.
Foeldes digital photo work is a dynamic process, which he continue to work on using new knowledge. They serve to underline the main picture in an overall context. His artistic work is about perception and emotions and their expression. The work process proceed intuitively and the photography is characterized by his subjective vision. The recognition of his personal attitude should be clearly recognizable.