András Baranyai's illustrations have graced the pages of Readers Digest, Unit and the cover of Hungarian illustration magazine Roham. Currently exhibiting at Printa, András takes some time out to talk to us about his recent autonomous prints, comic books, toy robots and his future projects.
I studied at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts in the graphic design department. There we did lots of projects from different areas of graphic design such as typography, design and illustration. I always prefered work with figures, characters and over the course of these projects I realised that my interests swayed more towards illustration.
Tell us about the serigraphs which you are exhibiting at Printa:These are remixes of some older graphics of mine with some new elements thrown in (for example the mass of men comes from my comic). I work with vectors so it's easy for me to transfer the graphic elements into different images - it's fun to experiment and try new combinations! I play with these objects and elements like with building block toys, or like a painter with colors.
important to me too, particularly industrial noise experiments.
What are you currently working on?Now I'm working on two children's book commissions. One of them is about the history of Communism, it's a really interesting project for the Statue Park in Budapest. The other is a literature adaptation, a story from Greek mythology. There will also be my own exhibition in the Roham gallery in May. For that I'm working on more autonomic artworks.
View more of Andras' work over on his website www.andrasbaranyai.com