Orosz, István

(1951 - )

Orosz, István

Wall VII

2012

sold to a private collection (South Korea)

Orosz, István

Dorothy

1970s

sold to a private collection (Switzerland)

Orosz, István

The Ship of Fools IV

sold to a private collection (UK)

Orosz, István

The Ship of Fools III.

sold to a private collection (France)

Orosz, István

My sun, your sun

2001

sold to a private collection (Germany)

Orosz, István

The globe (Pantheon paraphrase)

2011

sold to a private collection (USA)

Orosz, István

Turning the pages

sold to private collection (Italy)

Orosz, István

Musica curiosa

1987

sold to a private collection (USA)

Orosz, István

Cross-road

1998

sold to a private collection (France)

Orosz, István

Johannes de Eyck Fuit Hic

1998

sold to a private collection (Germany)

Orosz, István

Columns

1999

Sold to a private collection (UK)

Orosz, István

Printers

1993-1995

sold to a private collection (Ireland)

Orosz, István

Balcony

1997

sold to a private collection (USA)

Orosz, István

Romeo and Juliette

1999

Sold to a private collection (USA)

Orosz, István

Il cavallo

2000

sold to a private collection (UK)

Orosz, István

Window with ivy

1993

Private collection

Orosz, István

Escher in Italy

1987

sold to a private collection (Germany)

Orosz, István

TivoLiszt

1990

sold to a private collection (Mexiko)

Orosz, István

The Island

1993

private collection

Orosz, István

Absence V.

2006

sold to a private collection (Germany)

Orosz, István

Pergola

1992

private collection

Biography

Orosz István was born the 24 of october 1951 in Kecskemét. In 1975 he graduated from the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts. After having finished his studies, he dealt with stage settings, later with animation movies at the Pannónia Filmstudió.
Already in 1977 he was awarded for the best movie at the Festival for Animation Film in Zagreb (Silence). He participated regularly at international art exhibitions, graphical biannuals and film festivals. In 1981 he got the award of the Krakow short film festival; 1986 the first prize of the V. international graphic biannual. In the same year, he got the Derkovits-scholarship and other awards followed. He is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale, the Széchényi Literature and Art Academy and the Hungarian Academy of Arts. Since 1986 he is director at the Pannónia Filmstudió and guest lecturer at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts.
In the 80s he creates the Anamorphoses, which, with a special technique of mirroring, show interlaced images, such as Jules Verne’s portrait above a rocky seashore of the head of the Minotaurus in a maze.
In the 90s the miraculous staircase-series is born, which shows body parts on staircases. According to the angle of view, the figures seem to climb or descend the steps. In the same year, he creates the famous architectural graphics, such as the library window which opens at the same time to the inside and outside. István Orosz shows in his works a singular perspective on time and space. In addition to his graphics he designs posters for theatre, movies and books.
In 2002 he habilitates from the University of Applied Arts. Since 2004 he has been teaching at the Hungarian Institution for Art.
 
Year Biography
   
1951 born in Kecskemét
1975 graduation in Graphics at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts
1970s designed stage settings and started his animational movies at the Pannonie filmstudio
2002 graduated with a masters diploma at the Academy of Applied Arts
since 1984 uses the pseudonym "Utisz" (Ancient Greek "ουτις," or "OYTIΣ", known from the Odyssey)
   
  his poster of the regime change Tovariscsi, konyec gained international recognition
   
  Awards
   
2011 Kossuth-award
2007 Plakat Kunst Hof Ruettenscheid Prize, Essen
2002, 2004 First price of the Movies in Fine Arts, Szolnok
2005 Merrited artist, Budapest
2003 Award for his life work at the II. Aranyrajzszög exhibition, Budapest
2001 Gold medal at the 43rd Annual Exhibition of Society of Illustrators, New York
2000 Creative Distinction Award of European Design Annual, Dublin
1993 Munkácsy Mihály-award, Budapest
1991 First Prize at the International Poster Biennial, Lahti
  Balázs Béla-award, Budapest
  First price at the international Film- and Video Art Festival "Mediawave", Győr
1990 Gold Medal at the Biennial of Graphic Design, Brno
1986 Award of the International Film Club Associations at the International Film Festival, Oberhausen
   
  Selected exhibitions
   
2011 Tatabánya Contemporary Art Gallery
  XIII Exhibition of Artists with a national award
  Hungarian Contemporary Artists in China, National Museum of Beijing, China
  Hungarian Karma - Poster exhibition, Danish Cultural Institute, Budapest
2010 Parallel dimensions -Bill Ronalds and István Orosz, Galéria IX, Budapest
  Koller Gallery, Budapest
2009 Drei-Generationen-Gruppenausstellung von Meistergrafikern, Koller Galéria, Budapest
2008 "Redbad" Kirche
2007-2008 Essen, Grillo Theater
2006 Budapest, Ernst Múzeum
2004 Torun, Galeria Sztuki Wozownia
  Den Haag, Escher in Het Paleis
2002 Princeton, Marsha Child Contemporary
  Bratislava, Slovenska Narodná Galeria
2001 Sopron, Malersaal
2000 Silkeborg, Kunst Center
  Istanbul, Bilgi Üniversitesi
1998 Koppenhaga, Mosting Hus
  Bethlehem, (USA) Payne Gallery
1997 Thessaloníki, Aristotelian University
   
  Most important animation films
   
2008 The lost, MaRa, 8 min.
2004 Time sights. Pannónia Film, 10 min.
2001 Black hole, white hole. Pannónia Film, 4 min.
2001 Faces (with Dóra Keresztes). Pannónia Film, 4 min.
1995 Cry! 1995. Pannónia Film, 3 min.
1989 Vorsicht, Treppe! Pannónia Film, 6 min.
1989 The garden, Pannónia Film, 6,5 min.
1987 The golden bird (with Dóra Keresztes)
1985 Garabonciák (with Dóra Keresztes)
1984 Ah Amerika! Pannónia Film – Magyar Televízió, 30 min.
1984 Apokrif, (with Harris L.)
1980 Dream reader. Pannónia Film, 7 min
1978 A sótartó felé. Pannónia Film, 5,5 min.
1977 Silence. Pannónia Film, 5 min.
   
   
  Works in public collections
   
  Art M., Lahti
  The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest
  M. Escher Foundation, De Baarn (NL)
  Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
  Modern Graphic Art Museum, Kairo
  Moravská g., Brünn
  Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main
  The Museum of Applied Arts, Helsinki
  The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London