Zsolt Berszán, born on 1974 in Târgu Mures, Romania is a graduate of University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Zsolt Berszán is concerned in the framework of his artistic projects for the development of large installation appealing from the intrusion of science and technology. Black silicon becomes a leitmotif of his work. It is known that modern science see the life system silicon-based an alternative of the life system based on carbon. Silicium is the second element of the Earth’s crust after oxygen, which is less reactive than carbon. Silicium is a constituent of silicon. Silicone is a mixed polymer organic – inorganic that has in its composition, oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Using black silicone reminds the “black” problematic from the modern and contemporary art history – Malevich, Richter, Rauschenberg and Rothko. At Zsolt Berszán everything becomes fluid materiality, absorptive, organic. In this way, distorted surfaces and strange structures appear and describe a non-finite of the beginning and end.
Zsolt’s Berszán worksshould be decoded in the philosophical key that Julia Kristeva proposed to us, where the abjection is given by that part within us that we exclude, that we want to remove. According to Julia’s Kristeva theory, “abjection” exists somewhere between the concepts of object and subject, representing taboo elements of self and being situated outside the symbolic order, facing an experience that it is permanently traumatic.
Zsolt’s Berszán works avoid the symbolical meaning, reaching to the point when, as Kristeva asserted “meaning collapses”. These are evidences of a place that existed before the beginnings, of a primary point from where all started. Berszán depicts in his drawings and paintings the primary turmoil where the violence of the unbinding has created the substance and existence. It is the moment when conscious and unconscious don’t exist, when the ideas of human and animal haven’t appeared yet, where, “I” and the “other” are not yet separated.
Zsolt Berszán is represented by Anaid Art Gallery since 2010.