Tunde Toth

Online link to practice:

www.tundetothpaperart.blogspot.com

Short overview of work:

Tunde Toth is a visual artist specialising in paper art, traditional and contemporary hand papermaking processes, intaglio printmaking and arts education.

Inspired by surfaces, layers and textures of landscapes, architectural spaces and urban environments, Tunde’s work is a 'reading' process: an exploration and investigation of traces, marks, imprints, space, distance and dimensions, fragmentation and disappearance.

“I create multi-layered, dream-like visions of spaces; images that reveal spaces as they are in stages of fading away, fragmenting, partially missing – reflections on our imperfect recollection and memory. I use techniques and processes which are rooted in the rich traditions of hand papermaking but I continually develop, change and challenge these processes through an experimental approach to the medium, exploring and pushing the boundaries of hand papermaking and paper art”.

Impact and outcomes from the ArtLinks Bursary on practice:

Tunde received the ArtLinks Bursary in 2009.

“The award meant a significant support for my work that year. It provided me with financial assistance towards my participation in the 20th IAPMA Congress in Australia (International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists) where I was invited both to exhibit and facilitate workshops as part of the official programme of the Congress.

The award also provided uninterrupted and focussed time spent at the studio working on a new body of works during the year – this process resulted in my solo exhibition – ‘Land-Scripts’ at the Kilkenny Arts Office gallery space in November 2009.”

Plans for the Future:

At present Tunde is working on new concepts and ideas for her upcoming solo exhibition during the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2012 in an empty premises in Thomastown.

“I'm still also busy with collaborative, interactive projects in various educational and community contexts, residencies in primary schools – and looking at new directions for large scale, paper and fibre based installation works.”

 

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