A Staircase Vauted by Shadow

photographs Tamas Bujnovszky
written by Tonko Maroević


An extraordinary series of photographs brings forth exciting relations between the straight and curved surfaces, leading us into spaces of a barely fathomable distance, of hardly definable heights, widths and depths. Black and white frames with gently toned brown nuances vibrate from the lateral light which slide, dawdle and spread over surfaces only to occasionally condense into a shadowy mass. Daring compositions, sometimes framed with firm outlines (of the recognizable edges of the walls or material features), but more often open to spread outside the frame, seem like extremely delicate abstract paintings, puristic reductions to the level of a dialogue between the white and the grey, or minimalist renunciations of mimetic reference points.