03 October 2007

Yale MFA: Hungarian artist

This month, InterUrbanArt will be featuring the work of Reka Reisinger, a Hungarian born artist who received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2007.

Reka Reisinger

Reka Reisinger was born in Budapest, Hungary and currently resides in New York City. Reka attended Bard College and received her M.F.A. in photography from the Yale University School of Art. Her work has been included in many group shows, most notably the Greater New York 2005 exhibition at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. Over the past few years, Reka has been making life-size cardboard cutouts (often self-portraits) and re-photographing them out in the world. She does not use any digital manipulation to composite the pictures. Instead, she makes the cutouts by hand and re-photographs them in a specific location or situation using a view camera. While the pictures are direct documents, their space appears collaged and altered, often resembling an image from the early days of photoshop. Doubly present as the photographer and the photographed, Reka explores the schizophrenic and sometimes indistinguishable relationship between the real and fake to question the logic of image-making.