Peter Koros of Koros Design, a Hungarian artist studio, returns to Canal Convergence with various illuminating artistic techniques from textiles to nature.
Koros Design’s installation for Canal Convergence, “Hidden Garden,” will be installed at Scottsdale Artists’ School. His studio had an installation set up at Canal Convergence in November 2018.
For those unfamiliar with his background and work, he shared some information about himself and his creations below.
• Where I live:
• What I create:
I create mainly light installations with our studio, but we have other creative designs and workmanship. One of our favorite techniques is the sewing of lightweight textiles, which I’ve had opportunities to do since my kite designer period.
• What inspired me to become an artist:
I liked to be there at the birthing of new thoughts and objects that are worthy to share with others.
• My involvement in this year’s Canal Convergence:
Our studio takes part with one installation called “Hidden Garden.” This installation contains four objects: they are imagined flowers. They are digital extensions of the existing trees with inflatable structure bodies. The petals move like breath, together with the plants, and make that illusion by night. They are shaped directly from light.
• What I’m most looking forward to regarding this year’s Canal Convergence:
I always like to see the artist installations of the other artists and feel together the whole event, also the reactions of the audience. This year’s special situation does not allow us to be there physically, but luckily this will not have an influence on the local visitors’ experience.
• Challenges of living/creating artwork:
In our studio we are working on several ideas, and we try to combine them with the reachable technologies. Our main goal is to shape our intent into lovable shape and form.
• Other activities I enjoy:
I worked as a softkite designer for a while in the past, so one of my favorite passions is to move in the landscape in silence by the power of wind. I also like to be in the workshop and make wood and metal works.
• If I had four hours with absolutely nothing to do on a Saturday, here’s how I would spend it:
Escape out from the city to the nature.
• My No. 1 suggestion to new artists:
Collect the thoughts of what you would like to express precisely, and work hard on the quality and technology to keep clean the communication channel to the audience.