A brief few moments in passing at a Portuguese artists' home is how I met Bence. Those moments where all I needed to know something powerful was in front of me. Powerful with a gentle voice, beautiful face, and curious mind. I watched a film my girlfriend made, where he, one of the featured, read aloud a poem over the recorded moments in time that he danced between. His words and the way he spoke them felt like a love story I was a part of. That is how his art works. He pulls you into seeing form but leaves you feeling a memory. The envious daily life of an artist is one he calls his reality. The importance of people like this is vital to our society to understand the things we cannot express through words. It forms us.
Who are you
My name is Bence Magyarlaki, I am an artist. I mainly work with sculpture, but also installation, performance and film.
Why do you make your work?
I make my work to think through my hands, and through the process get to a place of stillness and silence.
What do you believe in?
People above all things or ideals.
I rarely say no to things unless it has a high percentage of dairy.
What change would you like to see?
Name one thing that makes you happy?
Whenever I have the chance to only focus on making art, I work with no schedule, like crazy from morning till late night. I am a bit of a night owl, so I love staying in the studio when the world around is in a hold-still and the pressure of time dissolves.
What did you want to be as a child?
Can you remember one solid piece of advice you've gotten for the growth of your work
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Who is one person in culture that you feel is making positive and inspiring change?