About "Extreme Sports" serial:

As a subtitle to "Extreme Sports” I visualise: "Streeet Culture from Heroes Square to the Skate Board Mecca”. It was in the subway at Budapest's Jászai Mari Square that I first encountered the small community of break-dancers. Soon, however, I also discovered BMX bikers in Heroes Square, and the skateboard rink built on top of the Western Shopping Center, not to mention the Skate Board Mecca located on the Buda side of the Danube River across from the Palatinus baths on Margaret Island. Not only have skate boarders, now pursuing what is regarded as a classical sport, found their ideal arena here, but so have online roller skaters and bikers. One could feel that invisible threads connected these young people to each other and (as an artistic background) to rap, as well as to cultivators of break-dance, not to mention the colorful world of graffiti sprayed on walls and carriages. So I was not even surprised when I stumbled into a colorful magazine called "Offline – Extreme Sports”, a publication embracing ever more popular forms of urban culture, at Hungarian newspaper stands.

In the old days we used to brand these kinds of things as subculture. At a time, however, when the superiority of overstressed and overinstitutionalized "high brow culture” has come into serious doubt, it would be more appropriate to regard it as a highly vibrant and sincere segment of mass culture. A product out of which emanates a kind of truth and beauty always inherent in youth's puzzling games and passionate preoccupations. If we followed them into the labyrinth they have created for themselves out of wild colors, raw bundles of light and neck-breaking jumps, then we will suddenly find ourselves at the wellspring of century-old.avant-garde: a mix of acrobatics, dance and light-hearted clowning long negated and haughtily forgotten by antiquated late-avant-garde, or a postmodernism fossilized into intellectual snobbery. If, of course, an Oldie like me succumbs to this enticing intensity, then he will, one way or another, nonetheless reveal that he of a different generation, drawing, as he does, on different idioms of language and forms of expression in his repertoire. For instance, my graffiti are the seals I have brought with me from my Mail Art period, and, actually, instead of the spray can, I prefer to use my brush and pallette. The series "Cut" is related to these paintings, but I wanted to stress out the movement and intensity by means of sharp collage technics.