The paintings of Michal Czinege (1980, Bratislava/Slovakia) are a somewhat unusual analysis of visual perception. At the beginning of a painting, he photographs interesting segments of reality, the camera representing an extension of his vision and mind. Then comes the analytical phase. Using a computer, he transforms, re-forms, de-forms and informs the individual shots until eventually arriving at configurations of things and figures interesting enough to show them in a new light. This preparatory process is followed by the actual act of painting. No, not a mere mechanical transformation of the computer product onto the canvas. It is a creative process. Basically, the analytical experimenting on the computer produces an initial sketch, forming the basis of the complete picture.
Michal Czinege has graduated as Master of Arts in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava under Prof. Ivan Csudai. His work has been shown in many exhibitions across Europe. He lives and works in Bratislava/Slovakia. © Peter Michalovic