Exercises II – Tumo/Detail  (Body), 1979

TiborHajasExcersisesIIBody

255 x 288mm offset lithograph on paper. Entitled, signed & dated by Tibor in blue pencil. Photograph taken by Janos Veto. No edition size given. This is signed printed work from the artists Tumo II series of 1979. See for example p161 Image Whipping – Tibor Hajas Photo Works with Janos Veto, Research Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004 – where a six part original photographic piece (Tumo II)  with additions by the artist features this image.
“To recall the life and works of Tibor Hajas is to commit trespass : disturb something which is definitely at rest, mutilate what is whole, classify that which is unclassifiable and, by labelling it as art, degrade what has for eternity become more than that. Hajas’ achievement was surely unparalleled. Partly because – in contrast to so many other good artists – what he sought after from the start was absolute validity and irrevocability and partly because his works – despite their finite character – can still continue to give off flames which may easily scorch” (Laszlo Beke,  Image Whipping – Tibor Hajas Photo Works with Janos Veto, Research Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004 , inside back cover text.

 

Exercises II – Tumo/Detail (Hand), 1979

Tibor Hajas

255 x 288mm offset lithograph on paper. Entitled, signed & dated by Tibor in blue pencil. Photograph taken by Janos Veto. No edition size given. This is signed printed work from the artists Tumo II series of 1979. See for example p161 Image Whipping – Tibor Hajas Photo Works with Janos Veto, Research Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004 – where a six part original photographic piece (Tumo II)  with additions by the artist features this image.

“To recall the life and works of Tibor Hajas is to commit trespass : disturb something which is definitely at rest, mutilate what is whole, classify that which is unclassifiable and, by labelling it as art, degrade what has for eternity become more than that. Hajas’ achievement was surely unparalleled. Partly because – in contrast to so many other good artists – what he sought after from the start was absolute validity and irrevocability and partly because his works – despite their finite character – can still continue to give off flames which may easily scorch”

(Laszlo Beke,  Image Whipping – Tibor Hajas Photo Works with Janos Veto, Research Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004 , inside back cover text.)