Bence Magyarlaki is a Hungarian artist (b. 1992) currently based in Lisbon. He graduated with First Class Honoursfrom BA Fine Art (Hons) at Central Saint Martins, London in 2017.
Magyarlaki’s sculptures explore the tension between architectural containment and the gestural, social body. In the intuitive process of uniting architectural and body language, the artist uses body memory as his site of production. Each shape therefore is an expression of a sensation remembered or revisited, often referencing the intimacy of one’s own body, or its relatedness and relative position to another. While the sculptures are made of hard casting materials used in architecture to create walls, separations and surfaces (concrete, plaster) the final shapes perform bends and twists alien to the physical properties of these materials.