“There are two kinds of geometry: one is intuitive, spiritual, if you like, the other is a product of rulers and compasses. Only the first is useful for us, not the second.”
Joaquín Torres García, 1949
One of the great surprises of the Emilia Suciu collection, which is dormant behind the walls of our museum but is ready to shine at the long-awaited reopening, is the geometric design world full of transcendent elements, the result of many decades of conscious art collecting. Each piece in the collection is a gem of kinetic constructivism from every corner of the world.
Few abstract art has as many direct descendants as constructivism, which originated in Russia and is built from geometric elements and emphasizes structure. The constructivism is the child of Russian futurism and father and educator of the further interpreted Bauhaus architecture. Its famous prominent figures, Vladimir Tatlin and Kazimir Malevich, whose “visual illusion based on a black square, well perceptible on a white background”, inspired one of the pieces in the collection: Viktor Hulík’s work “Black and White”, whose pictorial representation and movement are only up to us, that is, they depend on the viewers’ points of view.
/Source: Flóra Mészáros: Light-Movement-Illusion; The Kinetic Art and Op Art Collection od András Szöllősi-Nagy and Judit Nemes. Published in catalogue Luminokinetika Emilia Suciu- Szöllősi-Nagy András - nemes Gyűjtemény/Sammlung/Collection. Photos: Viktor Hulík: Black and White, Kazimir Malevich: Black Square/