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Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern  - exhibition LIGHT DOME - Glowing Bulbs: Work in progress

Artists' group Glowing Bulbs (video)
József Bullás (painting)
6 September - 12 October, 2014
(until 19 Oct. at the ground floor)

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> EXHIBITION OPENING: 5 September, 2014, Friday 7 pm Uhr

> KUNST#TAG 021 Research: 21 September, 2014, Sunday 3 - 8 pm
BAROCK contemporary, a common project with the Diözensanmuseum Freising - Presentations and concert in the Freising Cathedral and in the House of Art - entry free

> Guided tour: 7 October, 2014, Tuesday 5:30 pm
Guided tour through the exhibition with Alexandra M. Hoffmann - entry free
(in German language - English spoken tours can be booked for groups - fee by agreement)

About the exhibition

Light Dome is an exhibition consisting of two parts, confronting light and spatial effects. The title refers to the illusionistic means of expression (for example simulating architectural elements reaching to the open sky) which have been developed to perfection in the era of the Baroque, and is topical again in the contemporary art.

The artists' group Glowing Bulbs is well-known for its videomapping projects, in course of which images and animations are projected on facades and other architectural elements. This way the ceiling of the Schafhof will be opened to a special galaxy full of surprises, impressions and ideas.

József Bullás works with similar effects within the the framework of traditional oil paintings. Without using any optical utensils, by means of permanently changing focus and using striking colour contrasts, in his paintings 3D-spaces open up in front of the spectator. There is a kind of transcendency between the simple geometric forms and at the same time the pleasure of rediscovering painting.

An exhibition within the framework of the year's theme ILLUSION at Schafhof.


About the artists

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern - Ausstellung Light Dome - GLowing Bulbs: Simulation

Künstlergruppe Glowing Bulbs

leben und arbeiten in Budapest und New York

he members of the Kiégő Izzók (“Glowing Bulbs”) visual group grew up around the time of the turn of the Millenium, with the collective evolving from the vibrant underground techno scene of the Budapest of that time. Over years the group has become an important part of the Hungarian visual scene, employing diverse techniques and media to create complex and coherent works. Treating light as a tool we fill spaces and surfaces with content. We use projected images (moving images combined with stills) to create virtual environments and fields of free association. Viewers are given the space to freely interpret these situations and explore their own individual narratives. In our installations the projections are more than visual elements per se. The key feature is the bringing to life of an entire environment. This is achieved by closely examining and reacting to the various elements of the event, such as music, space and theme, and combining these parameters, in doing so allowing them to interfere and interact with one other. In the past years we did numerous panoramic projections, live VJ performances, music videos and short films as well as installations at festivals, in galleries and museums in Hungary in the USA (NYC) and across European (Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia) and Asia.


Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern - Ausstellung Light Dome - József Bullás: 131024 (Ausschnitt), 2013, 70x80cm , Öl auf Leinwand

József Bullás

born in Zalaegerszeg in 1958, lives and works in Budapest

    short biography
  • 1984 Hungarian Academy of Fine arts at the faculty of painting. Masters: Ignác Kokas, Gábor Dienes
    Prizes, awards (selection)
  • 2011 Victor Vaserely-Stipendium, Paris
  • 2008 Munkácsy Mihály-Preis
  • 2005 Preis für Malerei der Kunsthalle Budapest
  • 1999-2000 Stipendium der Ungarischen Akademie in Rom
  • 1997 Kunststipendium der Stadt Frankfurt
  • 1992 Prix Ars Electronica Computergrafik - Anerkennung
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