ANTAL TARJÁNI: CAMERA OBSCURA - THE MAGIC OF THE PINHOLE CAMERA
Torony Gallery
9400 Sopron, Szent György utca 14.
16 October – 4 November 2020

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Antal Tarjáni: Tree, 2017, giclée print, 40 x 80 cm

I have been intensively using the camera obscura as an image-making device for 22 years, and recently I have only exhibited works I made with such cameras. A 3D-printed pinhole camera allows you to create, during the very act of exposure, a narrative in your photos, by stitching together image elements that are separate in space, even time. In recent years I have taken a keen interest in the presence of faith as a philosophical concept in the natural and architectural structures that are the impressions of human existence, in the symbolism and ideas of different beliefs. The pictures I have selected for this exhibition (originally planned for the spring, and then postponed to the autumn because of the coronavirus pandemic) were mostly created in the past three or four years, with multi-hole cameras.

Antal Tarjáni