Artist: Istvan Orosz Hungarian
Title: Nouveau Salon des cent, Hommage a Toulouse-Lautrec.
Plate: HL. 66
from "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio. Limited printing of only 380.
Printed in Paris, 2001.
unbacked, shipped rolled via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
Sheet Size: 29 in x 38 1/2 in 68 x 98cm
The "Nouveau Salon des Cent" portfolio consists of a hundred posters created by one hundred of the best graphic designers of our time, from 24 different countries including China, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Zimbabwe, the United-States and most of the European countries, as a tribute to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, for the Centenary of his death, 1901-2001. Initiated by the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum Partners' Club. In cooperation with the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum of Albi. The printing was limited to only 380. The posters have been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world.
The Designer - Istvan Orosz
I was born in 1951 in Hungary. I was trained as a graphic designer at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest. After graduation in 1975 I began to deal with theatre, as a stage designer (sometimes as an actor as well) and animated film. Later when poster came to the centre of my interest I also made mainly theatre, movie and exhibition posters. Under the influence of Eastern-European democratic changes I drew some political posters as well. I am a regular participant in the major international biennales of posters and graphic art (Warsaw, Brno, Lahti, Helsinki, Trnava, Chaumont, Toyama, Mexico City, Fort Collins) and my works has been shown in many individual and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. In my design work I tried to adapt the style and methods of my autonomous works.
I like to use visual paradox and illusionist approaches while following traditional printing techniques such as woodcutting and engraving. I also try to renew the technique of anamorphosis. I am co-founder of D.O.P.P. poster designers group, film director at the Pannonia Film Studio, member of Hungarian Art Academy and guest teacher at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest.
I often use OYTI£ (No one) as an artist's pseudonym. It was the Homeric hero Odysseus, who fought the Cyclops, who had used this name, and had put out the monster's eye. I imagine that poster is nothing else but an Odysseus' gesture: some kind of attack upon the eye.