|Performance fashion installation by Emese Albrecht Image courtesy of the artist|
This is where the younger contemporary artists, writers, actors often meet and work and show their works in Szentendre, Hungary, about 20 kilometers north of Budapest.
This town of 24,000 claims 400 - 500 working, independent artists and historically, at least for the last century, produced some of Hungary´s best avant-garde and contemporary artists.
When I encountered Emese Albrecht at the Folt in June and July this year, I quickly grasped that there´s an element of genius in this 25-year-old trained artist.
|Emese Albrecht Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011)|
As a professional journalist, my mantra is to show, not tell, to avoid superlatives and eschew adjectives.
When I realized the plethora of talent Albrecht owned and demonstrated (these portfolios represent only a small part of her works), I sensed this relaltive unknown needs knowing.
That is why I am showing you her various dimensions and disciplines. (I stress I am not an educated or trained artist, an art critic or art historian,)
I have come to appreciate, however, what may be the works of a maestro.
In an interview at the Folt, Albrecht said, while she loves designing and creativing fashions, considered one of the hottest of Hungarian designers, other dimensions such as drama, installation, performance, graphics, montage, collage and photography prod her to create contemporary fusion works.
Here are some representative images of not only her fashion designs as worn by these Szentendre models below, but also her dramatic direction of them in pose and performance.
|Performance fashion: models wearing Emese Albrecht´s project designed garments Photograph by Lilli Bereznia|
|Emese Albrecht fashion designs in Szentendre, Hungary Photograph by Lilli Bereznia|
|A fashion design and performance persona by Emese Albrecht Photograph by Lilli Bereznia|
|Fashions by Emese Albrecht Photograph by Lilli Bereznai|
|A work designed by Emese Albrecht Image courtesy of the artist|
|What´s hot and what´s not in Szentendre, Hungary A male outfit/work designed by Emese Albrecht Image courtesy of the artist|
|Main street Szentendre catwalk for one of Emese Albrecht´s performance shows Image courtesy of the artist|
|Emese Albrecht´s ModArt first prize fashion design that showed in Paris in 2010 Image courtesy of the artist|
|A garment by Emese Albrecht Image courtesy of the artisft|
|Conceptual design by Emese Albrecht Image courtesy of the artist|
|Islamic art and design at Granada´s Alhambra, photograph by Stefan van Drake (2009)|