István Orosz
February 23, 2005 1:36 AM   Subscribe

István Orosz (note: annoying Flash, popup window) is a Hungarian graphic artist. His work includes numerous illusionistic engravings which conjure visual paradoxes using tricks with perspective in a manner strongly reminiscent of M. C. Escher's. He has employed the technique of anamorphosis to striking effect.
posted by misteraitch (9 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Orosz has also designed many posters, logos, etc., and has worked as a theatre designer and animator. His work was mentioned in passing in this old MeFi thread. Some additional links: Orosz's old personal site (note: Geocities); a page on 'Amazing Art,' with several images by Orosz; pages at a gallery site with a few more (lower-quality) images.

posted by misteraitch at 1:38 AM on February 23, 2005

mind the steps!

misteraitch, you are a wonder — and I am your adoring fan.
posted by taz at 3:20 AM on February 23, 2005

That is extremely cool!
posted by Alexander at 3:32 AM on February 23, 2005

I see Magritte and Max Ernst in these too.
posted by R. Mutt at 6:33 AM on February 23, 2005

I've come across a couple of these before and never knew who was responsible. Thanks misteraitch!
posted by shoepal at 6:57 AM on February 23, 2005

posted by semmi at 7:37 AM on February 23, 2005

"in a manner strongly reminiscent of M. C. Escher's" is underplaying it just a bit. :P

I think though, he does a lot more really fine detail than escher in some images though.
posted by taursir at 7:53 AM on February 23, 2005

He's totally copping Escher, including the woodcut technique. But that's cool - Escher's long dead, somebody's gotta do this stuff. And I'm glad to see woodcut (or at least that style) persist as an artform.
posted by fungible at 7:53 AM on February 23, 2005

It's great to see somebody picking up where Escher left off! Escher's art engaged both hemispheres of the brain, providing visual puzzles and paradoxes. I think that's why I find Escher's work so satisfying: both hemispheres get to play with it. I'd love to see more artists try to span the corpus callosum. Thanks for a nifty link.
posted by Quietgal at 3:22 PM on February 23, 2005

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