Curator: Ioana Stan
September 14 – November 1, 2012
Anca Poterașu Gallery, Bucharest
The works of Zoltán Béla are traces of the external world as such. He collects different objects from everyday life which afterwards become materialized in his works. But that externalization comes only after a period of assimilation. For instance, we have a nail that is transformed into an object with two external ends. We see that every encounter leaves a physical mark on our body and soul.
We are constantly affected from outside, everything leaves a trace in us. Even if we are speaking about the unconscious or about the habits that we are contracting they are all elements of our soul. In other words, what comes from outside under the influence of habit becomes an internal disposition. Aristotle says that “the soul never thinks without an image”, because image means perception and perception is knowing.