Collage by Silviu and Irina Székley based on the 1451 painting by Piero della Francesca, “Portrait of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta.”
Each individual existence is a distortion in itself
—Silviu and Irina Székley
Silviu and Irina Székley say they were raised on the rebellious artistic concept of Dadism, which rose to popularity in the early part of the 20th Century. The duo’s prowess when it comes to the Dada component of collage is like nothing I’ve ever seen before, and their “manipulations” of famous works of art, such as the 1451 painting by Italian Renaissance painter, Piero della Francesca, “Portrait of Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta,” skillfully display the remarkable talent of these two self-taught Romanian artists.
Collage by Silviu and Irina Székley based on the painting, “Portrait of a Princess of the House of Este” by Pisanello in 1449.
A collage by Silviu and Irina Székley based on the early to mid-1400’s painting “Portrait of a Princess” by Pisanello.
“Circollage XXI” a collage-like interpretation of the 1645 painting by Dutch painter, Pieter Jansz Saenredam “The St. Antoniuskapel in the St. Janskerk at Utrecht.”
“Circollage” of XXVI / Henri de Trait by Silviu and Irina Székley.
In accordance with their roots being firmly embedded in Dada, when asked in an interview from 2015 if or how their belief system translated to their work, Silviu and Irina had this to say:
Horses are often intimidated by fire. Spiders are extremely useful in reducing the quantity of flies. Steam is employed to great advantage for culinary purposes. The stings of bees are often more virulent than those of wasps.
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