Abstract-Expressionist style from Hungary

NORMAL GERGELY is a visual and sound artist from Hungary. He usually paints in an abstract-expressionist style. Next, to the use of the ordinary canvas, he would create his works on extraordinary materials, like old wooden doors and used furniture components. The various materials have their own past, which is a strong inspiration for the artist’s beginning of his works. He could be seen as a recycler; remaking the objects into new works of art.
The abstract shapes are landscapes in the mind as galactic x-ray images. The portraits are dark and futureless, which reminds us of an isolated rural community. On the other hand, there are machines and factories in his ink graphics; the industrial view is the main topic in his artworks. REISEBÜRO86 is a solo project founded 2012 by Normal Gergely. It is not easy to describe the dark sounds of Reisebüro86, or even to put it into one genre. It contains, for example, a lot of experimental guitar sounds by unusual guitar picks, with tribal microphone noises, moreover few distorted synth sounds from the 90’s. The really chaotic industrial noise interflows with some rhythmic atmospheric ambient sonority.
Check out Normal Gergely website for more: http://www.normalgergely.tk/

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)