Thomas Lendvai: 10 is a physically immersive installation constructed from industrial materials including sheetrock and wooden beams that divides and alters the gallery space into four quadrants. Upon entering the gallery, the viewer engages in a participatory experience—having no privileged perspective of the sculpture—and only apprehends the full object by walking around the piece and viewing it from various vantage points. Built in the tradition of Minimalism, the sculpture exists within the construct of space and time, and exists independent of any historical implications or narrative.
Through this site-responsive work, Lendvai transforms everyday construction materials into a large-scale sculptural experience that celebrates the intrinsic and elemental value inherent within the materials, and explore the notion of self. Lendvai incorporates his knowledge of carpentry, taught to him by his father at an early age, with his interest in modernist and post-modernist theory of sculpture and philosophical and scientific definitions of time and space.
Lendvai’s site-responsive installations make use of fundamental geometric forms to address concepts of space and time, and to engage audiences through experiential installations that break down the boundary between the art object and the subject and question the notions art, design, and architecture. His work encourages movement and a continuous awareness of a series of nows, allowing for audiences to experience a more tactile engagement with space and self.
Lendvai’s sculptures and site-responsive installations have been exhibited in Tokyo, Japan; Chicago, Illinois; Key West, Florida; and more recently in Hoboken, New Jersey; and Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA at SUNY Stony Brook and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002. Lendvai is of Hungarian descent and is a first generation American. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.