Kovacsy’s contemporary practice spans many boundaries of art-making. From his intricately laboured contemporary arrangements to formal experiments in industrial design, his practice has evolved through an intense engagement with the material of timber.
Kovacsy’s practice is continually questioning the language of this material. Although he incorporates memorial to labour and craftsmanship into his work, he often questions how this can be twisted to fit into our ever changing contemporary society.
Benjamin will enter into a mentorship with Mark Parfitt to challenge the conceptual and physical nature of his practice as well as build his skills in producing works on a larger scale. - See more at: http://www.artsource.net.au/Artist-Services/Ignite-Initiative#sthash.6mrGd7ZQ.dpufBenjamin will enter into a mentorship with Mark Parfitt to challenge the conceptual and physical nature of his practice as well as build his skills in producing works on a larger scale.
Benjamin is entering into a mentorship with Mark Parfitt to challenge the conceptual and physical nature of his practice as well as build his skills in producing works on a larger scale.
By Benjamin Kovacsy
During these first couple of months I have engaged in three meetings with my mentor Mark Parfitt. These events have been rather casual engagements to date. Each has usually ended up lasting for around 2.5 hours. Mostly we have been talking and doing research during these meetings. I feel that reflecting on work I have created will come later on. The first meeting was an introductory session that allowed us to sync our diaries and concrete in some further meetings and possible goals for our conversations. The other meetings have usually happened at Mark's studio in the city. Mark and I have known each other for a while previous to this project. But these meetings have allowed us to build on this relationship and develop a comfortable environment to talk about critique and feedback that would not usually be produced during a casual conversation
The conversations we have become engaged in through these meetings have been quite fruitful to date. Mark has really had a chance to immerse himself in my work and break past the barrier of politeness and start to ask interesting and honest questions. Mark has talked about the importance of conceptual development within my practice. This had lead me to research other artists he has suggested and the ideas they are exploring within their own artworks. I feel this is one of the most valuable things to come from our conversations so far.
Recently we have also started talking about setting up some goals for my next art project and even my career into the future. We have talked about how I could exhibit my work in a different manner that I have not yet explored. I am interested in investigating this more during the coming months. From this I am now getting a clearer goal of what I want my work to do for the viewer in the future.
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