Tamas B. Kovacs is a Hungarian artist currently living and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His practice investigates the relationship between the subjective visual experience and the physical reality incorporating photography, light, colour and other mediums to manipulate perception.
Kovacs’ current work The 8th Letter of the Alphabet explores the subjective perception of a divided Northern Irish community. The Northern Irish people are distinctly aware of the territories that surround them and the markers and symbols that define those boundaries. What happens when all these very definitive symbols are placed into a space where their colour becomes uncertain? The two communities in Northern Ireland live in the same ‘objective’, physically-defined world, yet their subjective experience can be very different.