Rudolf Pacsika


Rudolf Pacsika's art is diverse and uncategorizable. His intentions are translated with the same directness and energy into complicated and sophisticated computer installations as into spontaneous pencil drawings. Accordingly, he alternates the media of his works with wondrous liberty, from sculptures, photos, sketches and paintings to videos, animation films, kinetic installations, astounding situations of balance and special projects.

His earlier works, often featuring everyday personal objects, were characterized by the attitude of conceptual dematerialization. Such dematerialization, and not some kind of "genre-fetishism", is at the core of the wide spectrum of his forms and materials. Pacsika is a particularly open-minded and curious artist who follows his own precise logic during the creative processes. Alike an alchemist, he digs to the roots of phenomena of his choice, compelling the audience to see differently and questioning what they see. In his ideas and ingenious short-cuts, light-handed playfulness is coupled with a strong critical sense. His unusual visual, pop-cultural, art historical, economical or political references are bits and pieces of a virtual collage in which the existing world and language with their alleged pragmatism are mirrored as absurd. Although his approach is basically intellectual, for him the task of art is to switch off the prevalently verbal regime of culture which is often unsuitable and even obstructive to understand the world and form judgements. His works can be read rationally and metaphysically at the same time. His artistic sensitivity is serious, playful and deep, and it never turns into melancholy.