In his solo exhibition, Gideon Horváth experiments with the contemporary representation of the mythological figure of the faun. The faun’s persona in this interpretation is a marginalized, exiled figure because of his queerness. He lives through situations of hiding, adaptation and blending in but he also embarks on an emancipatory process to strengthen his identity. Through this persona he shows how the notions of hypersensitivity and defense can turn into a liberating power. Matters, senses, forms and figures blend together in this state of ecstasy which we can experience through the ever-changing mass of the beeswax.
For the exhibition at TIC Gallery, Gideon Horváth presents both his earlier works from this year as well as new works, and in both cases the paradoxical situation of the faun’s “realness” becomes an important element.