Portraying the World, extract

2016. April 7 - 30. Opening: 2016. April 7, Thursday, 18-20 pm

Opening speech: Péter Gothár, film director

The Erika Deak Gallery is delighted to present the very personal and uniquely narrative photographs by the well-known contemporary writer, Attila Bartis. The 30 black and white photographs were made while his travels through the world, during the past three years.  We selected autonomous pieces, where every single photo depicts an instinct, an impulse, a tale of its own.

With his Leica M8, Bartis unravels his remarkable stories in the most staggering spaces, he captures moments of silent importance, of metaphisical weight. We visit isolation, lonely lands, empty rooms - all through the  eyes of Bartis.  It is a world of volatile relationships between humans and nature, between man and his mind, however, it is also a journey by which to discover and rediscover man s most inner terrains. Bartis is able to capture the spirit of the space and the moment, and not only open up himself but lift our soul - if only for a moment.

On the occasion of the exhibition, the Erika Deak Gallery is publishing a limited editon album from the exhibited photograps.

Attila Bartis was born in 1968 in Marosvásárhely, Romania. He lives and works in Budapest since 1984. He is a writer and photographer. His first novel, The walk was published in 1995. His other books: The bluish haze, Tranquility, The Lazarus Apocrypha, About which we can, The Silence As, The End, were translated to more than twenty languages. He s been also exhibiting his photograps internationally.

Photographs were developed at lab4art.