|Máté, András||A2 1/2 Sheet (cca. 42 x 59 cm)|
|1966||Fine, fold marks.|
Fig Leaf (Fugefalevel) is a 1966 Hungarian film, directed by Felix Mariassy, starring Ferenc Bessenyei, Judit Halasz, Laszlo Sinko. A new sculpture was dedicated to the small town main park. Not everybody is satisfied with it because the sculpture (boy with a flute) is naked... (source: imdb.com)
Andras Mate's work is a simple but very decorative composition. The two crossed hands or gloves show the gesture of hiding. Behind them a red face appears. The brutal and expressive style of archaic and tribal sculptures has an impact on the design. Mate also uses strong contrasts to enhance the effect: black, white and red colors. The design was created with paper cut-out technique where Mate also used torn papers.