Balázs Máté’s latest series ‘en masse’ shows stunning clean pictures of people, who seem to float in the nowhere of a white snowy landscape. When observed from a distance, the masses of people seem to become a pattern, randomly formed according to the incidental objects and obstacles of the urban environment. The arrangement of individuals divested from their original environment, and put on a blank paper with transfer technique, implies the supposition of their urban space; however, as the points of reference become invisible, their movements become parody-like, and their scurry, pointless. At the same time, one can see how easy it is to stay lonely in the crowd.
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