Adrian Kiss at PINCE / Budapest

 Adrian Kiss
Second Skin

Setempber 15 – 29, 2020

Hajnóczy József u. 5
Budapest, Hungary

Photos by Mátyás Gyuricza

All images courtesy and copyright of the artist and space.

In the exhibition Second Skin, the tiny exhibition space of PINCE is almost pierced through by a giant metal installation composed of aggressive aerodynamical forms. Surrounding the welded iron structure, monochrome textile-based artworks are placed on the surfaces of the space as if they were the skin peeling off, thickening and blistering on the gallery’s body. A soft and thin black leather with orifice-like holes is stretched in one place; a wrinkled, quilted canvas with a distressed look hangs on the opposite wall; while a flat, furniture-like object upholstered in black faux leather lays on the ground.
Adrian Kiss was born in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania in 1990 and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. His works have been exhibited throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include those at, amongst others, the FUTURA Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic; the Trafó House of Contemporary Arts in Budapest, Hungary; and Makeup Gallery in Kosice, Slovakia. Recent selected group exhibitions include Orient at Kim? in Riga, Bunkier Sztuki in Krakow, and BOZAR in Brussels; Tronc Mental at CAN Centre d’art in Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel; and Abstract Hungary at Künstlerhaus, Graz. In 2019 Kiss was included in the publication Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art by Phaidon Press. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
PINCE is an independent artist-run space founded in 2014, that aims at creating a social space with open communication and where contemporary art discourse can easily be organized. In its current schedule PINCE gives place to collaborative projects with like-minded Hungarian and foreign collectives that take on a mediative role in their own local art community. The features of the space demand site-specific works instead of the traditional standards, therefore installative and experimental concepts are instrumental in the exhibition program.