ARTIST: POL KURUCZ

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Franco-Hungarian photographer Pol Kurucz has kindly contributed works to Balaclava.Q from his ZONES series: GLAM-TRASH IN BRAZIL. His works have been featured in Chromatic Watch, ELLE, Yorokobu, NSS Mag and Moments Journal to name a few.

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‘ZONES: GLAM-TRASH IN BRAZIL’
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This project was launched in 2015 by Franco-Hungarian photographer Pol Kurucz and the kolor art collective. ZONES are photo series, each defined by a distinctive design and message. Shootings took place in kolor studio in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, in apocalyptic suburban junkyards, palaces and other epic locations in São Paulo and Rio. ZONES is inspired by actual social issues, Brazil’s underground drag scene, local fashion designers and artists. Featured models, celebrities, actors belong to the country’s progressive, militant movements and have heavily influenced the conception of characters and scenes. Mixed with Pol’s theatrical aesthetics, the consistent use of provocation and contrast, the result is a consciously disharmonious samba of glamour and trash. Central to the collective’s principles is questioning normality and exposing the dangers of forced conformity. Pol comes from a multi-minority family and has always had an inner urge to speak against dogmas, preconception, majority bias, something he shares with the other members of the collective, a group of local artists and art producers.
Pol Kurucz’s work has that wildness for blood—it embraces it, celebrates it, shows its potential, from the cool blue transportational otherworlds inhibition of thought can lead to, to the warm fleshy innerspaces freedom of body and self can blossom.
Chromatic Watch (USA) 

Subverting the rules, challenging contemporary values and the concept of normality is the mission of Franco-Hungarian photographer Pol Kurucz
Yorokobu (Spain) 

With ZONES Franco-Hungarian photographer, Pol Kurucz created an exceptional and bold series about Brazilian drag culture
ELLE (Hungary)

ZONES will surely shock your mind — a coalescence of apocalyptic settings, alluring yet disturbing sexiness, love and pain, along with seemingly out-of-this-world characters fashioned in modern and futuristic appeal. Its whole concept provides insight to the richness and beauty of human diversity.
Moments Journal (USA)

Amazing contrast between the glamorous society and the deepest poverty emerge in the form of fascinating trash images
NSS Mag (Italy)

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Below you can view examples of works from the ZONES project.

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ZONE: INFERNAL FACTORY

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ZONE: SM FAMILY

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ZONE: ANTI HUMANS

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.ZONE: ANGRY DOLLS

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ZONE: DOB/RA FESTIVAL

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You can explore Kurucz’s works further by visiting the following platforms: websiteFacebook and Instagram.

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All works were kindly supplied by the artist.

Please contact the artist for permission to use these images.

Thank you.

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