Gábor Miklós Szőke and slats

Gábor Miklós Szőke (1984), sculptor.

Gábor Miklós graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2010, yet he’s already made a name for himself in the contemporary art world. Throughout the past few years, he’s been creating massive sculptures by screwing slats of various sizes together.

The dinosaur he created for the Hungarian Wood Festival in 2010 was 17 meters long (or 51 feet), while the whale he made for the CET Culture Centre measured an astounding 26 meters (or 78 feet long).

Its many creatures were made for the external world; these are reborn as public sculptures, paintings, unique furniture, all are monumental and appear mainly as animal representations. His artworks are the manifestation of his environment, his animal sculptures appear as guarding totem animals. These are public sculptures mostly.

 

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