Angelika Steiger and Balint Bolygo's work intersects on a wavelength that is integral in both artist’s individual work - the exploration of the ‘every day’ found in objects or materials. Their artistic process reveals unexpected mysteries behind the seemingly ordinary. Their collaborative sculptural works explore the ‘book’ both as an object and material.  Kinetic mechanisms animate surfaces to create tactile objects that are in constant flux. The sculptures tantalize the viewer by inviting a closer investigation, tempting a haptic interaction and never revealing their inner secret completely.

 

Angelika Steiger’s work involves a diary-like approach towards places-in-between, an exploration of transitional states and the concepts of being simultaneously ‘not yet’ and ‘no longer’.  In this powerful zone where one’s values and practices intersect, ‘the artistic process reveals unexpected mysteries behind the seemingly ordinary’. Personal experiences and memories play an important role in how we perceive the world around us. They intensify our feelings and emotions, thereby giving our lives meaning and richness. I travel the world with my eyes and soul wide open and love to interact with people of different cultural backgrounds. From each encounter and journey I treasure memories and interweave and transform into something material. Capturing the energy and spirit of a place, person, object or an idea involves my playing with the eroticism of the unspoken.  To this end I pursue different threads in my art practice. My work aims to redefine invisible worlds and introduce them into new contexts, into a space between knowledge and aspiration, dreams and reality. I investigate ancient and modern structures, the human body and natural materials with compassion and humour.  Uniting colours, light, glass, paper as well as found objects and materials, my works are transforming and transformative.

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