About Sándor Dávid Papp

Sándor Dávid Papp presents C-print Serigraphies in Stockholm under the theme Handicapped where he shows contoured objects and toys common to playgrounds brought to display through axonometric projection.

The visual “gags” appearing in the prints represent unusual contrasts and the ironic playground images focus on how it feels to have an introvert personality but the world and life forces you to be more extrovert. He tries to show the paradox in these tragicomedic pieces that individually can be interpreted on its own. Floating in infinite space while disturbed in their visual appearance counterbalance the meaning of the effect with their austere elegance.

In his series Handicapped Sándor Papp opposes the purity of childish existence with the complexity of adult life. The obstacle represents the satirical medley of pretense and reality while the functional forfeiture of the toys is the analogy to the problems of adult reality.

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More about Handicapped and Dávid Sándor Papp

Sándor Dávid Papp shows contoured objects, toys common to playgrounds, brought to display through axonometric projection. The visual “gags” appearing in the prints represent unusual contrasts, while also providing criticism for the problems in our society. Each individual “tragi- comedic” piece can be interpreted on its own, like posing a problem, which carries to solution within itself. Tools rid of their function, or perhaps multiple objects respectively serving their purpose, which cannot coexist with each other symbiotically. Floating in infinite space while disturbed in their visual appearance counterbalance the meaning of the effect with their austere elegance.

In his series Sándor Papp opposes the purity of childish existence with the complexity of adult life. He transforms the elements of the playground forcing the area of abandon to turn into an undefeatable obstacle course. The location is displayed as a channel of communication, where the hierarchical relations of humans present themselves from childhood. The obstacle represents the satirical medley of pretense and reality, while the functional forfeiture of the toys is the analogy to the problems of adult reality.

Within the exhibited prints the symbols and meanings of the objects alongside their functional ambivalence step beyond the frame of the playground, creating a universal attraction. The alteration from the usual purpose could be implying the identity loss of people today, the collapse of conventional standards and norms. Works created after the “playground series” can be interpreted as an aftermath, where items associated with the adult world appear. However the anxiety induced by the dysfunctional motifs begins to fade as an effect of the grotesque representations.