"There are things I can imagine and I can draw. There are things I can imagine but I cannot draw. But, could I draw something that I cannot imagine? That interests me greatly." (Istavan Orosz; http://utisz.blogspot.nl/p/blog-page_7.html)

István Orosz (born 24 Oct. 1951 in Kecskemét); Hungarian painter, printmaker, graphic designer and animated film director. Known for his mathematically inspired works, impossible objects, optical illusions, double-meaning images and anamorphoses. His geometric art, with forced perspectives and optical illusions, has been compared to works by M. C. Escher. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istv%C3%A1n_Orosz)

István Orosz was trained as a graphic designer at the University of Arts and Design in Budapest. After graduation in 1975, he became involved with theatre, as a stage designer (sometimes as an actor as well) and animated film. Later when Poster Art came to the center of his interest, he began to design theatre, movie and exhibition posters. Under the influence of Eastern-European democratic changes he drew some political posters as well.

Istvan likes to use visual paradox and illusionistic approaches while following traditional printing techniques such as woodcutting and etching. He also tries to renew the technique of anamorphosis.

Heis a regular participant in major international biennials of posters and graphic art (Brno, Warsaw, Toyama, Fort Collins, Lahti) and his works have been shown in many individual and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. Occasionally he participates in international designer and artist congresses (Brazil, Holland, Czech Republic, Mexico, Israel, Italy, and USA)....

He often uses "OYTIΣ" (No one) as an artist's pseudonym. (The Homeric hero Odysseus, who fought the Cyclops, used this name. He put out the monster's eye.) I imagine that the poster is nothing else but an Odysseus' gesture: some kind of attack upon the eye. (http://web.axelero.hu/utisz/page.htm)
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