Pictures by Simon Trel
The Kunstfort is excited to introduce the first Dutch exhibition of Hungary based Botond Keresztesi (Romania, 1987). Botond Keresztesi – H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of), which will be on show in the concrete fortress, is equally futuristic as surrealistic. The emerging artist, a prolific painter, combines his newest works with site-specific objects created during his residency at the Kunstfort. Employing visual languages from internet culture, online gaming and interior design, Keresztesi merges his academic background – both in painterly gesture and art historical references – with a quirky fascination for (digital) countercultures and contemporary leisure products. Escapism is the central thread in his work: albeit in dreamy spectacles, virtual realities, or alienating fashion.
Previous shows include D.D.R. (Digital Dreams Recordings) at Future Gallery in Berlin (2018), F.P.S. (Future Past Saturday) at ENA viewing space, Budapest (2017), Fear in Elysium at Display, Banska Stiavnica (2017), Teenscape at Schloss, Oslo (2017) and N.S.A. (National Sun Association) at Horizont Galéria, Budapest (2017).