Adam Magyar | Urban Times

29 October - 21 December 2022

Exhibition Dates: October 29 – December 21, 2022

Opening Reception with Artist in Attendance: Saturday October 29, 2-5pm


Stephen Bulger Gallery is pleased to present “Urban Times,”our first solo exhibition of photographic and video work by Berlin-based Hungarian artist Adam Magyar. This is his first solo exhibition in Canada.


Magyar is captivated by high-tech cities and urban life. He depicts the synergies of city life while embracing it as home to both people and technology. With each of his series, he observes the flow of time, scrutinizing the transience of life and humans’ inherent urge to leave some trace behind. Magyar is keen on adopting and reinventing contemporary devices like industrial machine-vision cameras in order to produce his unique view of the human experience. Magyar stated, “I study our relationship to past, future and present moments, reflecting upon the way we use and misuse time.”


Our exhibition will feature works from four series: “Urban Flow,” “Stainless,” “Squares,” and “Matter.” Magyar is fascinated by urban living, and how it contains an immense populace of individuals living within inches of each other, yet retaining their individuality. He observes how people are often detached from the present while engaged in their day-to-day movements of waiting for trains, or walking to work, among other unconsidered moments. “These parts of our lives just drop out from our days,” Magyar stated in an interview with Stephen Bulger. “I would like people to think and feel that life is happening, because we tend to lose sight of it.”